When i’m using Ubuntu 18, I’m able to freely switch the audio output between my plugged-in headphones (with a jack plug) and the PC speakers using PulseAudio, without unplugging the headphones .
I would like to be able to do the exact same thing on Windows 10 (installed on the same computer) with a software switch just like for Ubuntu.
Contrary to a lot of answers to similar questions, this doesn’t seem to be a hardware-switch only setting, or else I would be unable to do that on linux.
In case this interests you, here’s the command i used to achieve that on ubuntu :
amixer -c 1 set 'Auto-Mute Mode' Disabled
Thanks for your tips 🙂
edit : Windows 10 pro 64 bit, version 1809 , OS build 17763.615
edit2: I only see Speakers (Realtek High definition audio) when selecting the sound output device in the settings and in the taskbar
- Open Realtek HD Audio Manager [
- General tab: switch on Multistreaming Button
- Seamlessly switch between audio devices via the Taskbar or
After Windows 10 Anniversary update you should get the option to change the playback device simply by clicking on the speaker icon in the bottom right of the taskbar and then clicking on the upward arrow..if you don’t see and arrow option, might be any driver issue.