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How to Disable Monitor Speakers in Windows 10 & 11

Want to avoid using your monitor speakers? You can disable them. Here’s how to disable monitor speakers in Windows 10 and 11.

Most monitors have built-in speakers so that you can listen to and enjoy media without the need for connecting additional audio devices. For example, you don’t have to connect external speakers for audio output if your monitor has built-in speakers.

Monitor speakers are generally beneficial to most Windows users. However, in most cases, the built-in speakers are simply mediocre. That is, the sound quality is poor. In that case, it is better to use external speakers or headphones for better audio quality. For instance, I use Bluetooth headphones and never monitor internal speakers.

It is better to disable monitor speakers when using external speakers or headphones. That way, you don’t have to worry about the sound from both internal and external speakers. Moreover, turning off monitor speakers is also helpful for privacy reasons.

So, let me show you how to disable monitor speakers in Windows 10 and 11 operating systems without ado.

The steps below work the same in Windows 10 and 11.

Disable monitor speakers from Settings

You must disallow monitor speakers via the Settings app to disable monitor speakers in Windows. Let me show you how to do it.

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Click on “System” on the sidebar.
  3. Go to the “Sound” page.
  4. Click the “All sound devices” option.
  5. Click on your monitor speakers.
  6. Press the “Don’t Allow” button.
  7. With that, the monitor speakers are disabled.

Detailed steps:

Since we need to modify options in the Settings app, we must open it first. For that, press the “Win + I” shortcut or search for “Settings” in the Start menu.

After launching the Settings app, click on the “System” option on the sidebar. Next, go to the “Sound” page. This page hosts all the options to manage input and output sound devices and their settings.

open sound settings

From the sound page, click the “All sound devices” option under the “Advanced” section.

open all sound devices page

This page shows all the sound output and input devices connected to your Windows computer. Here, find the monitor speakers option under the “Output devices” section and click on it.

click monitor speakers option

Now, press the “Don’t allow” button. This action disables the monitor speaks. From now on, you will not hear any audio output from the monitor speakers.

disable monitor speakers

You can follow the same steps to disable laptop speakers.

That is all. It is that simple to disable monitor speakers in Windows 10 and 11.

I hope this simple and easy Windows how-to guide helped you.

If you are stuck or need some help, send an email, and I will try to help as much as possible.

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