How to Turn On or Off Switch to Headset Mic when Mixed Reality Portal Running in Windows 10


Mixed Reality Portal is the desktop app that takes you through Windows Mixed Reality setup. It also serves as the command center on your PC for your mixed reality experience.

Windows Mixed Reality works best with your headset's built-in speakers and mic, or headphones with mic connected to its audio port. If your headset doesn’t have a built-in mic, attach headphones with a mic to the headset or to your PC.

Windows Mixed Reality doesn’t support Bluetooth audio devices.

See also: Using Windows Mixed Reality FAQ | Windows Support

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off to automatically switch to headset mic when Mixed Reality Portal is running for your account in Windows 10.


 CONTENTS:

  • Option One: Turn On or Off Switch to Headset Mic when Mixed Reality Portal is Running in Settings
  • Option Two: Turn On or Off Switch to Headset Mic when Mixed Reality Portal is Running using a REG file





Turn On or Off Switch to Headset Mic if Mixed Reality Portal Running OPTION ONE Turn On or Off Switch to Headset Mic if Mixed Reality Portal Running
Turn On or Off Switch to Headset Mic when Mixed Reality Portal is Running in Settings

1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Mixed reality icon.

2. Click/tap on Audio and speech on the left side, and turn on (default) or off When Mixed Reality Portal is running, switch to headset mic on the right side for what you want. (see screenshot below)

3. You can now close Settings if you like.

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Turn On or Off Switch to Headset Mic if Mixed Reality Portal Running OPTION TWO Turn On or Off Switch to Headset Mic if Mixed Reality Portal Running
Turn On or Off Switch to Headset Mic when Mixed Reality Portal is Running using a REG file


The downloadable .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Holographic\SpeechAndAudio

PreferDesktopMic DWORD

0 = On
1 = Off



1. Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Turn On Switch to Headset Mic when Mixed Reality Portal is Running

This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Turn_ON_switch_to_headset_mic_when_Mixed_Reality_Portal_running.reg

download


 3. To Turn Off Switch to Headset Mic when Mixed Reality Portal is Running

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Turn_OFF_switch_to_headset_mic_when_Mixed_Reality_Portal_running.reg

download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn