Win7AudioSwitcher: Auto-Switch Speakers (Audio Devices) Based On Primary Monitor Share
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HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video for transmitting digital data. It transmits and receives both audio and video data through one cable, so if you have to connect, say your laptop to an LCD/PLASMA TV or any video display with built-in speakers, you don’t need separate audio and video leads. The problem lies in the way Windows 7 handles the switch between default and HDMI audio output device. You have to go to Windows Control Panel, open Sound settings and select the HDMI audio as Default Device to enable your LCD’s speakers. Doing all that can be a bit annoying for a person who switches between different monitors a lot. Win7AudioSwitcher automates this process. Continue reading to find out how.

Win7AudioSwitcher is an open source application that lets you switch between audio devices right from your desktop by just right-clicking on its system tray icon and choosing the desired audio device. What sets this tool apart is its ability to remember the default audio device based on primary monitor and automatically detect and switch the audio device when primary monitor changes, eliminating the lengthy process of going to Sound settings and choosing the connected device as Default each time.


The application displays a notification in the bottom right corner of the screen whenever the application switches between different displays.

Win7AudioSwitcher Notification

We have previously covered QucikSoundSwitch and Vista Audio Changer applications which allow switching between audio devices easily from the system tray but they lack the automatic switching option. Win7AudioSwitcher works on Windows 7.

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