How would I add a hotkey to toggle on/off an audio device of choice in Windows 7 x64?

Here is an image of Windows 7 sound dialog window > playback tab to audio devices.

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  • Welcome to SU, we're not a script writing service. What have you got so far? Where exactly are you getting stuck? – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Dec 27 '13 at 15:32
  • well. I don't know where to begin. It doesn't have to be an AHK script. I just can't figure out a way to enable/disable an audio device (of choice) with a hotkey. – user176540 Dec 27 '13 at 15:39
  • Must the audio device be disabled or can the audio simply be muted? – UtahJarhead Dec 27 '13 at 15:40
  • Yes, it must be "disabled" reason being to eliminate the need to manually switch speaker output with Skype. (this is primarily Skype's fault for being featureless) – user176540 Dec 27 '13 at 15:49
  • Even if SU was a script writing service, your question is way too vague for anyone to answer it. – martineau Dec 27 '13 at 16:34

Since you mention Skype which is usually used to place calls: What do you have the Communications tab of the Windows Sound control panel set to?

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  • completely irrelevant, but it's set to "Do nothing". my main intentions for disabling an audio device is so that Skype can use the next remaining device. This is because Skype doesn't have a "Default Device" option for speaker output. – user176540 Dec 27 '13 at 17:26

I suggest that you use AudioSwitcher. Work wonders for me :).

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