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Output device switcher
I have 2, sometimes 3 soundcards in my computer and need to switch between them often. I'd like to have faster way to do this than calling ordinary Options dialog -> Output -> Device. Could you just add simple combobox at toolbar, please?
  • Last Edit: 28 October, 2011, 04:24:31 PM by Vladimir Kamskyi

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Reply #1
Use keyboard shortcut for "Choose Output Device"

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Reply #2
Could you just add simple combobox at toolbar, please?

If we could we would. The manner in which Windows enumerates output devices doesn't allow us to provide a more friendly GUI than we currently do, without causing all sorts of weird issues.

I'm fairly certain I've said this before.

[edit]hum... Yep and yep.
  • Last Edit: 29 October, 2011, 01:28:21 AM by shakey_snake
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Reply #3
Could you just add simple combobox at toolbar, please?

If we could we would. The manner in which Windows enumerates output devices doesn't allow us to provide a more friendly GUI than we currently do, without causing all sorts of weird issues.

I'm fairly certain I've said this before.

[edit]hum... Yep and yep.

Thank you for the answer! Excuse me for that has repeated a question, I didn't find previous ones. I've added keyboard shortcut.
  • Last Edit: 29 October, 2011, 06:21:37 AM by Vladimir Kamskyi

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Reply #4
Would it be possible to program a button which switches the output to the next device in list (round robin)?
I think this would help a little bit.

Best regards
Harry

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Reply #5
Use keyboard shortcut for "Choose Output Device"


Hi

I was also looking for a quick audio device output switcher, a bit like Set Sound Device http://funk.eu/ssd/ or https://code.google.com/p/audioswitch/.
I looked into creating a keyboard shortcut but I can't see how to create this one as I can't see  "Choose Output Device" or similar anywhere in the list of functions. How does one do it?

Then I found the shift-Playback > Device > select audio device which looks pretty good. Is there any way this could be added as a direct drop-down on the toolbar, a bit like the apps above? (I know a while back it was said that this not possible, but was hoping that something might have changed since e.g. with the above apps)
Also I'm afraid that my brain finds remembering hidden keyboard shortcuts really difficult ...

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Reply #6
you could add buttons to a toolbar, one for each device. the only downside is you can't see which one is active. just right click some existing buttons>customise. IIRC you need .ico files for custom icons.

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Is there any way this could be added as a direct drop-down on the toolbar
Thanks to the new menu entries (added since this thread was originally made), you can assign both keyboard shortcuts or custom buttons ([main]->Playback->Device->...).

There is still no "dropdown" toolbar item, unfortunately.


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