Thanks, that's an interesting idea. The only spanner in the works is that
the SigmaTel audio driver has only one device driver, which covers both the
laptop speakers, and the S/PDIF docking station output, so if I disable the
device then I get neither.
And then there's the small matter of not knowing which service can
enable/disable sound using hardware profiles :-S
I love the fact that Vista is recognising that the laptop is 'docked' or
'undocked', all I need is for it to switch audio outputs depending on which
state it sees.
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"Buellpilot" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Have you looked at setting up Hardware Profiles?
> "CJSnet" <usenet@TEETHthe-simpson.tv> wrote in message
>> Hi, I have a VAIO laptop which has 2 sound devices shown:
>> 1. Speakers / Headphones (SigmaTel HD Audio CODEC)
>> 2. Digital Output Device S/PDIF (SigmaTel HD Audio CODEC)
>> This is pretty simple - when the laptop is undocked I want it to use its
>> spakers (1). When it is docked I want it to use the docking station's
>> S/PDIF (2).
>> Yet at the moment I have to manually go into Control Panel > Sound,
>> select the device each time I dock/undock, and click Set Default.
>> Surely there is an easier way? I'm sure XP used to at least attempt to
>> switch automatically.
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