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Headphone jack Could you tell me how to go about setting the headphones as the default speakers? I can't figure out how to do it.

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Goto your computer's control panel, and then click on your sound icon. When your sound properties come up, You should see your playback properties. It will have three options at the top (playback, recording, Sounds). Make sure your playback is clicked. You should see Speakers/Headphones, and next to it, you should see the source of playback sound your system is playing through. You should also see your headphones/headset listed. At the bottm, you should set your headset/headphones as the default source that you want to hear your computer audio play through. Once you click that, close it all out, and then make sure whatever you are trying to listen to is closed and then reopened. Once you do that and then reopen the item that you want to listen to, you should hear it playing through you headphones/headset. Thanks

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When the sound device is installed it should give you sound effect manager or sound device,to access this go to START then CONTROL PANEL then SOUND SPEECH AND AUDIO DEVICE,open Sound Effect Manager,then Sound Effect,select Headphones from the Enviroment Dropdown and click ok.test this output now.

If this doesn't resolve the problem ,
reinstall device again.

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SOURCE: Initially the main speakers would not shut off

If you right hand mouse click on the louspeaker icon, click on open volume mixer.
You can set the headphone volume and speaker volumes from there. (depending on your OS and set up preferences)

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click start control panel on the left select hardware and sound then select manage audio devices then recording you should see a microphone right click select configure speech recognition then

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then when you disconnect your headphones it automatically switches to the speakers and when you plug them back in it automatically will switch to headphones

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