Audio Device Settings (Windows 10)

Configuration instructions for enabling and setting default audio devices in Windows 10

- Confirm that your audio device is plugged in.

- Using Windows 10,  right click on the speaker icon (right hand side) of the taskbar to show menu choices, left click on Sounds

Taskbar Audio Settings
- Once in the Playback or Recording section, you should see the corresponding devices listed.
(as long as they are plugged into, and detected by the computer)
Playback & Recording devices

- Right click on the appropriate device in the list, and select Set as Default Device.
Note: Current default devices are indicated by a green check mark symbol.

Right Click Set Default Device

- If your default playback or recording device is working properly, you should see the level indicator on the right side of the device listing, moving up and down.
Sound Levels Screenshot

- Be sure to check any volume adjustments to make sure the sound is audible.
Note: Volume controls can be in multiple places, such as the Windows volume icon in the taskbar, a media player software volume button, a physical button on the speaker, headset or microphone, etc.

Keywords:audio, sound, playback, recording, speaker, microphone, settings   Doc ID:81174
Owner:Adrian G.Group:School of Medicine and Public Health
Created:2018-03-27 18:29 CDTUpdated:2022-03-21 11:08 CDT
Sites:School of Medicine and Public Health
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