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You can easily select your playback devices and switch from one to another using a custom hotkey combination, with the help of this tool

What's new in SoundSwitch

Better support for Windows 11 and Windows 10 21H2. Improvement of the logging for when a crash happens. Features: AudioSwitching: Add support for Windows 11 (b2e1de5), closes #797 #548

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SoundSwitch is a small and simple Windows utility that facilitates switching between the playback devices connected to your system. The tool allows you to easily select the preferred sound card by pressing the specified hotkey combination.

Select the sound device you wish to use

All computers support several sound cards, or playback devices that it uses alternatively. You can switch between the available devices by accessing the system settings and manually selecting a different option. This menu is either available from Control Panel or by right-clicking on the sound icon in the system tray.

SoundSwitch brings a small, yet convenient system tweak, which allows you to change the playback device using a keyboard shortcut. It can come in handy especially for users who switch between the devices often and who wish for a quick way to do so.

Configuring the sound devices and shortcuts

Once installed SoundSwitch runs in the background and requires a quick configuration. You can right-click on the icon in the system tray to prompt the Settings window, which allows you to specify the desired hotkey. Moreover, you can deselect the devices that you are sure you do not wish to use so that you can only switch between the appropriate ones.

The keyboard shortcut may contain two or three components, meaning keys that need to be pressed at the same time. The program remembers your settings even if you restart it, plus you can set it to start with Windows. This way, you can switch from the current playback device at any time.

Supported audio devices

SoundSwitch can automatically detect the available sound cards and allows you to select the ones that interest you. A computer may support, for instance digital audio, headphones or internal playback devices. SoundSwitch makes it easy for you to manage the PC’s audio output options.

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Device Switcher Switch Device Audio Output Switcher Switch Playback Sound

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