Two sound cards

Kiary February 3, 2009 at 13:27:23
Specs: Windows XP

i have 2 sound cards (one on board and one secondary)... Thing is that when i double-click the volume control icon in system tray, it opens only the sound settings for the one set as default... I want to know if there is a possibility to have quick access to both sound cards settings from the system tray icon...?!? If there is a program that does that, please tell me!

Thank you in advance..!

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February 3, 2009 at 13:35:35
1. double-click the system tray sound icon

2. click Options -> Properties

3. Select the desired sound card from the "Mixer Device" pulldown menu

is that what you need?

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February 3, 2009 at 13:43:01
Well... if i right-click the volume icon i can select "Adjust Audio Properties" and from there i have access to both sound cards... BUT... if you normally double-click on that icon, you get a window with the volume controls but ONLY of the default sound card... I want, somehow, to have quick access to both sound cards volume controls... So thank you very much for your reply but nop... it wasn't that what i need... yet... Any other suggestions?

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February 3, 2009 at 13:56:23
how quick does "quick access" have to be? Both methods seem pretty fast to me, but maybe that's because I don't have the same requirements as you do. And that's becuase I don't know what you're trying to do.

What are you really trying to accomplish? I doubt you're fiddling with volume controls just for fun. So what are you trying to do? There might be a purpose-specific tool for it.

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February 3, 2009 at 14:08:36
Ok.. to be more precise, i use one sound card with headset and the other for "surrounding sound". At the moment, the one i use with headset is set as default. So when i single-click the icon in system tray i can adjust it's master volume and by double-click, all it's controls (wave, etc...)... but if i want to change something for the other sound card, i have to right-click the icon in system tray -> Adjust Audio Properties -> go to Audio tab -> then by Sound Playback ->Default device i must select the other sound device and hit the "Volume" button to have access to the secondary sound card's controls...

I want to know if i can have access quicker to both sound cards controls.. let's say by double-clicking something in system tray... maybe there is a software for that, i don't know... that's why i ask you guys if anyone knows something about this...?!?

Let me put it also in another way... have you seen Vista or Windows 7 with 2 sound cards...?!? If you click on the icon in system tray, you can see both of them and adjust quickly any volume you want... now THAT's what i want somehow under Win XP....!


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