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Topic # 7407 13-Apr-2006 11:46
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OK, this is a random question but is there a way to use a headset as the primary microphone without taking over the speakers?  Let me explain what I am trying to do.  I want to use my headset as the primary output and input device with Ventrilo but not with any other program.  This way I can talk with family/friends online while continuing to do other activities off of the main speakers.  I can get it all to work, but I have had to have the headset connect through the Audio Gateway profile which automatically takes over both microphone and speaker duties.  If I turn off the audio gateway profile my headset won't connect at all, even though the headset profile is active.  What this results in is me having to manually go to the Control Panel every time I connect my headset and change the Sound Playback device back to my soundcard... every time I connect the headset.  I have even tried checking the "Use Only Default Devices" box hoping my settings would stick but they don't.  Is there any way to connect my headset without it taking over the microphone and speakers?

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  Reply # 32937 13-Apr-2006 11:50
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Using XP and skype i had similar trouble - wanted BT headset for skype audio in and out, and nothing else. Took many restarts and changing the audio device for it to just start sticking... no reason or rhyme to it that I could see.

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