Windows: Toggle front or back audio jack using software

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I have a Lenovo desktop PC running Windows 8.1. I have two speakers plugged into the audio jack in the back and a pair of headphones plugged into the audio jack on the front panel.

Is there a way to keep both devices plugged in and choose which one of them is active via software?

Best Answer

Right-click on the speaker icon in the notification area and choose Playback devices. Windows will allow you to choose the active / default device there.