What about instead of plugging your headphone jack into your speakers, plug it directly into your audio port? You'd likely need an extension anyhow, but if it pops out, there's nothing for your lovely music to blast over.
I wish, im on a dell D610...soon to be a 620, and they have a headphone jack and a mic jack.
I only use a PC at work and it doesn't have speakers.
If you click on the speaker in the system tray, there should be a speaker mute checkbox. Not sure if that will meet your needs, or if it's still there. Like I said I don't have a machine with speakers to test with.
Yea, this mutes the system unfortenatly. i thought that was what was going to happen, but i gave it a shot anyway.
Macs do this automatically. They have two volume settings... with headphones and without. I always have my computers on mute, but all I have to is insert a pair of headphones and it automatically raises the volume to the same place it was last time I had headphones in.
Or just use an iPod. That's what I do.
Actually I have a splitter for my home PC.. Plug headphones and larger speakers into it.. I can crank the headphones up and mute the speakers.. If the phones got unplugged for reason (don't think it's ever happened) the sound wouldn't transfer to the speakers b/c they have their own volume control. Just sayin don't have to have a Mac.
That might work, however what does the machine look for? It either looks for a physical plug...like a limit switch which re-routes the signal, or it looks for an electrical signal, like the completed circuit (of the headphones) and then re-routes the signal.
If its the first one, then this idea will work. If its the second one, even if you plug in a splitter, it still won't complete the circuit, so the machine wouldn't see it and still play through the speakers.
I might have to try the extension.
Man it pisses me off when my computer won't do exactly what i want it to.
Thanks for the help yall
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