Solved Fast-way to select audio device?


batlhilz

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So Ive been using WIN11 now for a few days, its awesome. However main thing im missing that I use daily basis like 20-30-40 times is to switch audio device. Now I have to right click, go to settings and then enable headset or display audio from there - im missing a WIN10 -alike option to click it above the volume slider.

Any tips of how to achieve something like that? I might aswell try and code my Corsair K65 to do that but not yet :)

Thanks in advance.
 

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I use Realtek audio and it asks via a notification when I plug in phones or a mic. What do you use?
 

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Brink

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Hello, :-)

Here are some options in the tutorial on how to switch your sound output device. Option 1 via Quick Settings is the easiest way.

 

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    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
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    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
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    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
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    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
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    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
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batlhilz

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I have a Asus strix 7.1 "owl" USB-headset and just a 40" Samsung LED TV. So I dont have anything to unplug/plug around. Thanks for Brink, trustful as always. Somehow Ive missed that small arrow there next to the volume slider. Now I feel dump lol. However, im missing that speaker-icon which is on the "Change Default Sound Output Devicce in Windows 11 tutorial" screenshot. Not that I care but just thinking :)

Funny thing, that little URL and the tutorial will save me roughly 30 to 60minutes each day from now on, I bet, so keep it up community, this rocks!
Thanks you all.
 

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  • OS
    Win 10 / Win 11 dual boot
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS
    CPU
    I5 11400F
    Motherboard
    590x something :D
    Memory
    2x16Gb DDR4@3200
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTX 970
    Sound Card
    built-in + asus strix 7.1
    Monitor(s) Displays
    40" samsung
    Screen Resolution
    3820x1920
    Hard Drives
    Many many
    PSU
    Cant remember
    Case
    No idea
    Cooling
    Basic rollators rofl
    Keyboard
    Corsair K65
    Mouse
    Logitech G520
    Internet Speed
    enough
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    None, MS does it fine

Brink

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I'm glad it could help. The speaker icon instead of arrow should be coming to new build soon. It's currently only in Dev builds.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 980 PRO M.2,
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Motorola MB8611 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1
    CPU
    i7-1065G7 3.9 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR4-3200
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel Iris Plus
    Sound Card
    Intel SST
    Monitor(s) Displays
    13.3" 4K UWVA AMOLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
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