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Audio Device Change Script Help

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Hi there,

I regularly swap audio devices on my PC due to Windows incapability to playback through 2 at once - after some googling I found an AutoIt script someone had written to do exactly that! I downloaded and installed AutoIt, pasted the script into the editor, saved it and compiled it as an .exe. I then use my keyboard software to assign one of my media buttons to open the program.

One small problem - after the Sound window it opened, it doesn't become active, so it sits there until I click on it. Here's the script:

;-----Configuration-----
;The title of the sound config window.
Dim $ConfigWindowTitle = "Sound"
;-----End of configuration----

Dim $ItemNumber = 4 ; The first itme in the audio list

If FileExists ("a") Then; Use the existence of a file to know if we should toggle
    FileDelete("a")
    $ItemNumber = 2 ; The audio playback device you want to toggle to
Else
    FileOpen("a", 1)
    FileClose("a")
EndIf

Run("control mmsys.cpl") ;Run the sound control applet and hide it.

WinWaitActive($ConfigWindowTitle) ;Wait for it to be active before sending keystrokes.

Send("{TAB}{TAB}{TAB}{TAB}") ;Put the focus on the list

For $i = 1 to $ItemNumber Step 1
    Send("{DOWN}")
Next

Send("!s") ;Press Alt + S to set the selected device as the default.
WinClose($ConfigWindowTitle)

I did some googling to see if I could solve this, and tried adding "WinGetTitle("Sound")" just before the WinWaitActive bit, but to no avail.

Also, I was wondering if I could make it only change the default device, not the default device and default communications device.

Thanks!

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Perhaps you should try the direct approach and do the changes to the registry instead of opening the control panel applet.

try looking for \\HK... Software\Microsoft\Multimedia\Sound Mapper

Autoit has a complete set of registry editing functions built in.

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Perhaps you should try the direct approach and do the changes to the registry instead of opening the control panel applet.

try looking for \\HK... Software\Microsoft\Multimedia\Sound Mapper

Autoit has a complete set of registry editing functions built in.

Errr... I'm not sure how I'd go about that, I'm not very familiar with AutoIt :huh2:

It'd be far easier to just modify this script to just make Sound the active window I think, just a bit stumped :/

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