Please will someone tell me, is there a way to set multiple playback devices as ‘default’ in Windows Vista? The way it seems to me, I can set one and only one device as the default device, and all programs will output sound to this device.
The way I worked in XP, I would have sound running to both my speakers and my headphones at the same time. This was good, because if I want to play a game quietly, I can just turn off my speakers and throw my headphones on. I didn’t have to ferret around for cables or software settings.
Under Vista (see the image below), I have to decide on one default device. If I’m playing some Battlefield 2142 and want to switch from speakers to headphones, I have to exit the program altogether, change default audio devices, then start the game again. Total insanity.