Feature request: Preferred device

So first of all I have to say again: Thank you for this amazing software!
I want to propose a feature or rather an option though:

When my PC locks after inactivity, FxSound automatically switches to the built-in device (UXGA-100-C (NVIDIA High Definition Audio)) instead of keeping my bluetooth headphones active.

Which is why a “Preferred device” option would be amazing. e.g.: “Use this device whenever available”.

The only issue I can see with this is that the option “switch to newly connected device” could conflict with my proposed option. So I guess they can’t be enabled at the same time (which would be fine in my opinion)


Hi NullDev,
Thanks for the suggestion; we’ve had multiple threads on this issue already, see below.
@bvijay: Please note, once again a user is experiencing the known issue with sleep mode, suggesting the addition of a Preferred Device option to future versions (“Use this device whenever available”) as a solution; see opening post.


My apologies. I must have missed those threads.
The workarounds do work but I think an option like that would come in handy regardless.
Anyway, thank you!


In Device Manager, disable [not remove] the offending device
Set properties to ‘Don’t Use This Device’

In short, if you do not want to use the device, turn it off by removing it from Windows. This approach will not prevent switching - only limit the options of what switches…

The guy with the script should have bought a new cable. He is describing a Vista/Wind7 era problem that is in the monitor/cable, not the OS.

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Goodday @james & @bvijay,
Since listening to your userbase tends to produce great results (see e.g. the video “The Insane Story Of Instagram” by James Jani on YouTube below), I figured this was worth noting:
User @rasitensar is not only experiencing the exact same issue, but, what’s more, proposing the exact same solution…

Hi @doolhoofd,
Since the default output device requirement is coming from multiple users, I can add an option to address this. I will think of a way to make this option complement the existing option for automatic output switching.