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I used to have Asus M4A89GTD PRO motherboard which automatically offered me to set headphones as default device once I plugged 'em in and when I unplugged my headphones it automatically changed to my primary speakers but now as I had to get new motherboard(ASRock Z77 Pro4) for my new processor that isn't happening anymore eventhough they both have Realteks integrated soundcard, I've installed the drivers and I have Realtek HD audio manager running fine and I am able to switch between devices manually but that's so slow and annoying for such a simple task.

I usually also have to do that quickly when I am getting a Skype call for example and I have always let the caller to wait because of this. I thought my integrated sound card might not support jack plug detaction but then again, cmon' its 2012 already!

Is there some setting that I could change to make it offer those things by default or is there anything to do? I don't think a dedicated soundcard would be good for me as I am not much of a music maker..

I am using latest driver from ASRock's site with Windows 8 pro

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If the hardware (specific motherboard model) does not support jack detection, how do you suppose you can "make it offer those things by default"? – Karan Nov 21 '12 at 16:45
How do I know if the hardware supports it? – Ruuhkis Nov 21 '12 at 20:00
Download and read the manual. – Karan Nov 21 '12 at 21:19

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