I am a new user and just downloaded Audacity 2.1.3 and on the device toolbar, the drop down menu next to the speaker icon there are no playback devices listed. It’s blank. I have USB powered speakers and they are connected and working fine.
In an attempt to fix the problem I went into the control panel, hardware and sound, then manage audio devices and checked to see if anything was there. Sure enough Realtek High Definition Audio was installed and speakers and headphones were listed. Someone suggested disabling the speakers and then enabling them again to see if that would help Audacity to recognize a playback device. Bad idea! The speakers disappeared from the menu and I cant figure out why. And, they are still not showing in Audacity.
Can anybody give me a cure for this?