I'm trying to wrangle some control over how audio alerts ("sounds") work on my Windows 10 laptop. This device has a Bluetooth connected speaker, and everyone in my household is annoyed when an alert plays over these speakers in loud, high-fidelity.

I saw in another Q&A that I can disable these alert sounds altogether, but is there a way for me to force system-related sounds to always play through my laptop's built-in speaker, even when I have the Bluetooth speaker set as my playback device?

  • Not within Windows, I don't believe. Some specialized tools may give you some level of control over where sounds from specific sources are played, but I do not know for sure. Dec 29, 2021 at 22:56
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    Does this answer your question? Change the audio output device in Firefox Dec 29, 2021 at 22:57
  • @music2myear Unfortunately, no
    – EJ Mak
    Dec 30, 2021 at 1:16


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