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Disabling Exclusive Mode in Windows (No Sound Troubleshooting)

Disabling Exclusive Mode in Windows (No Sound Troubleshooting)

If you've lost sound when using FxSound you may have audio applications and devices that are conflicting with FxSound. The FxSound Speakers needs to be the default output when running FxSound. Sometimes other applications may enable 'Exclusive Mode' on their own playback devices which will prevent FxSound from controlling and processing the sound on your PC.

(If you're still having sound issues, make sure you've got the right playback device selected in FxSound).

How to Disable Exclusive Mode in Windows 10

1) Exit FxSound.

2) Exit any other 3rd party audio applications you're running.

3) Right click the Speaker icon in the Windows toolbar, and select Open Sound settings.

4) Select a device that's not FxSound as your Output. (Realtek devices tends to give the most problems here).

5) Click Device properties

6) Click Additional device properties

7) Select the Advanced tab

8) Disable Exclusive Mode (make sure "Allow applications to take exclusive control of this device" is unchecked.)

Disable Exclusive Mode

You may need to repeat the steps above for other devices.

How to Disable Exclusive Mode in Windows 11

1) Exit FxSound.

Exit FxSound

2) Exit any other 3rd party audio applications you're running.

3) Right click the Speaker icon in the Windows toolbar, and select Open Sound settings.

Open Sound Settings on Windows

4) Right click on a device that's not FxSound as your (Realtek devices tends to give the most problems here) and click Properties.

Speaker Properties

5) Click the Advanced tab.

Click the Advanced Tab in Sound Settings

6) Disable all the checkboxes under the Exclusive Mode section.

Disable Exclusive Mode

You may need to repeat these steps for your other devices.

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