It really annoys me when my headphones get pulled out and my sound blasts through the speakers. I'd like it to just automatically mute. Does any software exist that will do this?
I'm running Windows 7, BTW.
There's a very simple reason why its not possible - when you plug in a pair of headphones, there's a small physical switch that cuts out main speakers so the system is not actually aware which is plugged in.
The 'simplest' solution is probably to use an external sound card, or a extention cord for your headphones (even a short one) - the latter would bypass the speakers totally, while the latter would keep the switch closed so no sound comes out
Its not a software solution but its a fairly simple hardware one
Although I don't know of any software that does it I am sure that it would be possible given that my sound card alerts via a popup me when I plug in or pull out anything attached to the headphone jack. Contra to what Mohan Gajula says I'd suggest asking Mr Google.