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Shortcut to switch display and audio

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    Shortcut to switch display and audio

    I'm using my pc for htpc and desktop and need a simple solution to switch between the 2. I have found some that switch audio device, other that switch display, but need both. I have gotten all this to work with extended desktop and changing device in sound manager, yada, yada, but don't want my video card outputting 1080p all the time when not in use. I would like to setup up 2 shortcuts, 1 to switch to hdmi/switch audio to s/pdif/ set res. to 1080p/and click yes on the "display settings have changed" pop -up. And 1 to switch it all back for desktop use. Is this possible in command prompt or is there a better solution, and what would that look like?


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    but don't want my video card outputting 1080p all the time when not in use
    Why? That does not hurt anything.

    As for you switch, sorry, but I don't know of any. There are Virtual KVM programs but most present considerable compromises.

    You might check a hardware solution such as this: IOGEAR 4-Port HDMI Multimedia KVM Switch with Audio, USB 2.0 Hub and HDMI KVM Cables GCS1794: Electronics
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