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How to go back to old behavior where browser needed to be closed before a different audio device would be used?

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I found it useful to have Firefox stick to a certain sound device until it was closed. This allowed me to set my audio output to speakers, open a new window, put on Netflix and switch that window to the projector. Now that the audio output changes as soon as I click the "set default" button, this is no longer possible! Firefox does not have an option to set the preferred sound output either.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1043172

I can see in the above link that this was a "bug" fixed in a beta and later on, a full release. How can I get this old behavior back?

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Does this happen for audio coming from a Flash player or another? If you could temporarily disable Flash in your addon this might clear up this function. If I remember, it is the HTML5 player that you have to restart for the source.

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Both flash and html5 switch audio sources as soon as it is selected.

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Got it, and you would like it to require you restart the browser. I would be happy to leave feedback to the developers in input.mozilla.org. I did not find add on that changed this unfortunately.

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Thank you, I would appreciate that. On further testing, Flash seems to stay with the initial audio device chosen at the start of playback. Sorry, I thought I remembered it otherwise. Refreshing the page switches audio devices without closing out the browser.

Modified by jesh462