What causes the "Remote" button just to the left of the speaker and headphone icons to be "dimmed" out?

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What conditions make the "Remote" button dimmed out versus being able to enable or disable remote audio/microphone?
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Steve - N4TTY

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Posted 2 years ago

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Bill -VA3WTB

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Hold you mouse pointer over it and it will tell you the reason
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Steve - N4TTY

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Thanks Bill, I give that a shot!  Or should I say 'a mouse pointer?'
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Jim Gilliam

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Usually due to an incorrect setting of default audio devices.
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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Actually, it is because no default sound device is available.  Either recording or playback.
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Brent Parker

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If you don't have a valid speaker enabled on your computer/laptop, then the audio as "no where to go" and the Remote is greyed out.

I just had a laptop, with the audio speaker defaulted to a DAX channel and it was greyed. Right clicked on the speaker icon in the lower right tray, got it connected to the default speaker, then the remote became active.

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