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I want to combine two streams using a program called Virtual Audio Cable, and listen to the combined stream, while not making it the DEFAULT sound output device.

Is there a way to listen to an output WITHOUT making it the default one?

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Well, a little technical info could help, but...

If you go to control panel-> sounds->hardware, click on the device you want to access, and select properties, and disable it (it will disable it, but all references to it as"default" should remain)

Hope that helped

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I recently found a small application that works perfectly and it's way better than the AutoHotKey which you have to compile on your own: SoundSwitch

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This is much better than the (potentially error-prone) AutoHotKey approach. Also, you don't have to compile it on your own - it's just a tray application to install. Works perfectly for me! – benshepherd Feb 27 '14 at 8:01
    
I upvoted you but I lack the power to accept your answer, since I'm not the original questioner. Sorry! – benshepherd Feb 27 '14 at 11:37
    
Oh, sorry, didn't pay attention – Iulian Onofrei Feb 27 '14 at 14:03

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