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I noticed that there are two similar options in the "Sound" (Soundcard Configuration window->playback tab in the context menu) window in Windows 7.

What is the difference between these two options?

  • "Set as Default Communications Device"
  • "Set as Default Device"
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There is a blog about it here.

  • Set as default device - All programs will have their audio played through this device (unless otherwise configured)

  • Set as default communications device - All calls/video call audio will be played through this device (unless otherwise configured)

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