Extremely annoying speaker problem

#1
Hello I have a Dell Inspiron 17 laptop. I like it so far except for one thing. It will only use speakers and headphones as a "communication device". IE, I can only get sound to come out of them when doing a voice chat while playing a game or using skype. I have gone into playback devices and clicked on speaker settings "set as default device" and nothing happened. Is it a headphone and speaker problem or a windows problem? Any ideas appreciated.
 


#2
Are you using a headset and if so is it set to default when you use it?
 


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