Windows 7’s audio behavior still seems targeted at limited use cases, and it can be VERY annoying! Larry used words like "probably" and "maybe" in describing what users might want to happen--there’s not enough consideration given to the endless number of
other scenarios. Yea, it’s nice that things SOMETIMES happen just right in particular situations, but there are countless others. My Plantronics 855 stereo headset provides great music quality, but I’m forced to turn off the speakers to use it; and after using
it, plugging the Bluetooth dongle in can silence the speakers. I’m forced to switch the default audio device back-and-forth between Bluetooth and speakers. I DON'T WANT IT TO WORK THAT WAY. Why not allow me to output audio to MULTIPLE DEVICES if I want to?
That’s user hostile. Windows too often annoys by making stupid decisions for me, without asking, or allowing me to change that behavior. Many others are also complaining about this awkward switching of the single audio output online. Hope to see this improved
before Windows 7’s release.