Set Default Mic in Windows Vista
This set of instructions has a dual purpose. First they help you disable
your internal mic if you are using a laptop, and second they help you set
your default mic/headset regardless of what type of computer you are using,
laptop or desktop. ETCS encourages you to use a headset with your laptop,
it results in an optimal experience for all other users in your Adobe Connect
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If you are using one of the Dell laptop's with the built-in mic you
will need to disable that and set your headset as the default.
Begin by locating the speaker icon in your system tray. Right-click
the icon and select "Recording Devices" (purple arrows).
A window similar to the one shown should open, with the Recording
tab selected. If not, select it.
The green check mark indi-cates the default mic, which will be labeled
"Internal Mic" or "Built-in Mic" as shown (green arrow).
At this point it may be necessary to make your headset visible in the
list. You can do that by right-clicking in the white field within the tab.
In the pop-up list that displays, make sure both items are checked as shown
After showing Disabled and Disconnected devices you should have something
like the second item in the list, labeled "Microphone/Line In" or similar.
This represents your plugged-in headset and is the one you want to enable.
Highlight the "Microphone/Line In" item and then click the "Set Default"
button (blue arrow).
If the "Set Default" button doesn't become active, right-click on
the microphone you want to set as the default, and the pop-up menu shown
Click "Set as Default De-vice" (gray arrow) This should set your headset
as the default device and activate your mic for an Adobe Connect meeting.
- Click OK.