I know, I am usually not blogging about emojis, but this time I can it is pretty cool and helpful. A couple of days ago I saw a tweet from one of the Microsoft Windows Program Managers and how she renamed her audio devices with emojis. I think this is pretty cool and visualization makes it also easier to find the right devices. In this quick blog I will show you how you quickly can rename your audio devices in Windows 10 with emojis (or even without ;).
Wanna change where your audio is playing? Fastest way is from the volume flyout itself 😊 #Windows10 pic.twitter.com/EdlDYPXjiT
— Jen Gentleman 🌺 (@JenMsft) May 28, 2018
First you might have seen the new audio devices selection in Windows 10
Now to rename these devices, simply right click on the audio symbol in the taskbar and click on Sounds.
This will open up the Windows Sounds options. Here select Playback Devices. Right click the device you want you rename, for example your headphones and click on Properties.
In the properties you can now change the name and add for example emojis. To use emojis you can open up a document or mail simply use press “Windows + .” and the emoji panel shows up. Select the emoji you want to use und copy past it in the name field. Save the changes and now your Windows 10 Audio devices will show up with a different name and even emojis.Audio, Audio Devices, Emoji, Emojies, Microsoft, Rename Audio Devices, Windows, Windows 10 Last modified: August 27, 2018
Is there a way to rename or hide the “Controller” name as well (such as Realtek High Definition Audio(SST)) ? That would be awesome!
Not as I know if currently :) But I will post it if I find out.
Thank you, a really good guide to improve my life a little :)
Mine resets when I reboot.. Is there a workaround for this?
Yes mine as well, I am wondering the same thing. Did you figure it out?