Re: Disabling "what device did you plug in?" announcement

Jeff Christiansen



There is indeed a checkbox to stop these dialogs from showing, however, the dialog is not the most accessible.

Possibly using the touch cursor, if you are a JAWS user, might help access the checkbox.

I have always needed sighted assistance to place a check mark into that box as I have had the same experience with not being able to access it.




From: <> On Behalf Of Norma A. Boge
Sent: Saturday, October 03, 2020 1:06 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Disabling "what device did you plug in?" announcement


Hi group,


On my Dell laptop with Win 10, every time I plug in headphones I get an announcement through the laptop’s speakers asking what audio device I’ve plugged in. Obviously, I’m plugging in headphones because I don’t want audio coming through the speakers. How do I turn this off? There is no “don’t show this message again” option in the dialogue.

Thanks for your help with this issue.


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