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Set Default Sound Device in Windows
First Published: 1/23/2017       Last Modified: 1/31/2018      Last Modified by: LL   
Article ID:194

Products Affected:   Thunderbolt Station, TS2 - Thunderbolt Station 2, USB-C Dock, TS3 Lite - Thunderbolt Station 3 Lite, TS3 - Thunderbolt Station 3, TS3 Plus

The following explains how to set the "Default Sound Device" for CalDigit Docking Stations or the built-in speaker in Windows platform

1. The first step is to right click on the speaker symbol in the Windows system tray on the bottom right and select "Sounds" from the menu. The Sound window will open. Navigate to the "Playback" tab.

2. Select the audio device from the list. For example, in the graph below, the RED #2 is the audio device from the external display, #3 and #4 are from the external USB and Thunderbolt docking stations. #4 is for the built-in speaker.

Note: TS3 Plus shows "CalDigit Thunderbolt 3 Audio" in the list.

3. Highlight the appropriate audio output and click on the "Set Default" button.



Keywords : Windows Audio, Sound, output