Speakers don't mute with headphones on
When you plug headphones into a laptop computer, the laptop speakers are usually cut off automatically. However, if you wish to do this manually, there is a way. One common reason for shutting off the speakers is so that your quiet workplace won't fill up with sound if you should unplug the headset for some reason while playing music or performing some other sound-filled activity.
Muting the Speaker but Not the System On a typical laptop running Windows, left-click on the double chevrons of the "Show hidden icons" button in the Quick Launch toolbar at the bottom-right corner of the screen. This will display all your hidden quick-launch icons, and usually these will an include an icon of a speaker that launches the "Volume Control" utility. If not, then you can also access the Volume Control utility from the Control Panel, via the "Sounds and Audio Devices" application. Simply launch that application, click on the "Volume" tab, and click on the "Advanced" button in the "Device volume" section. In the Volume Control utility, click on the "Advanced" button near the bottom-left area of the window. Near the bottom of the advanced controls window, there will be a section labeled "Other Controls." Here you should see some kind of check-box option labeled something to the effect of "PC Speaker Mute." If you check that box and save your changes, the laptop's speakers will be shut off, but you will still be able to listen to any music or other sounds through your headset. It's as simple as that. To cancel the shutoff, simply uncheck the box and save your changes. This method works for all versions of Windows still widely in use. Hope this helps.
Dec 23, 2012 |
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