Re: Change sound card settings in Windows 10
If you just type sound card, what sorts of things do you see?
I typed exactly what I would in Windows 7 to try to find this.
In Windows 7 I’d type “Change sound card settings.” That does not work in Windows 10.
Nor did typing “Sound card” as you suggested as I just tried it.
Nor does typing volume as it brings you to the volume mixer but I could not get to what I wanted from there either.
SO no… You can’t always compare Windows 7 to Windows 10.
Things are in different places and worded differently.
If I type Uninstall a , it automatically comes up with “Uninstall an app”
If you enter on that, it’ll bring up the uninstall an app in settings which is not exactly the same as Windows 7 either.
Yes its accessible, but the process for uninstalling is a bit different.
<main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Or how about Windows keythen type sound card. I use that method in Windows 7. In the results list, is an item called change sound card settings which places you in the ;place being discussed.
The Windows search is greatly underused and in some ways, not well understood. It is designed to help you find something even if you don’t know the name. for example, in Windows 7, if I type uninstall program or uninstall a program in the Windows search, I will find results that will put me in the uninstaller, the same one you get to in other ways.
Sometimes, I want to make sure my firewall is on. If I type firewall into the Windows search and look through the results, an item is there named Check Firewall state.
One of the main points of the start menus search is to allow you to find things quickly without plowing through layer after layer to get there. Another intention is to help you find things even if you don’t know just what the thing is called.
Though I am describing the start menu search in Windows 7, it is very hard to believe it has lost these functions and abilities in Windows 10. those who use Windows 10 may correct me if I’m wrong.
OR an easier way… which I found from an article on another mailing list…
Tap the windows key and type
From the system tray press enter on Speaker, then press enter on open sound settings. This will put you on your default soundcard, so tab to, Properties, and press enter to access the various tabs for settings.
The other way is to open the control panel, then go to, Sounds link, and press enter and you should be on the Playback tab on your default soundcard if you have only 1 soundcard installed. If you have more than 1 soundcard arrow up / down to highlight the soundcard you want to work with.
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Subject: [TechTalk] Change sound card settings in Windows 10
I just updated to Windows 10 and I can’t find this setting anywhere.
Where did they move it?
If I went on Windows 7 to change sound card settings, I could select playback and recording and choose what came for what.
I did look at the volume mixer in Windows 10 but it wasn’t obvious to me as to where to go.