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How do I disable exclusive mode for a Windows audio device?

 

  • Right-click on the white speaker icon located in the system tray on the Windows task bar near the clock.

  • Choose Playback Devices

  • Select the audio device that you would like to adjust (i.e. - AudioBox, FireStudio)

  • Click Properties

  • Choose the Advanced tab

  • Uncheck the Allow applications to take exclusive control of this device box (both boxes will be disabled now)

  • Click OK.

  • Repeat these steps for any additional devices on the Playback tab (e.g. - the AudioBox 44VSL and 1818VSL will have multiple Playback devices listed)

  • Repeat these steps for any devices listed on the Recording tab.

  • Reboot your computer to affect the changes.

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