Windows 10: How to set USB camera as default?

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  1. How to set USB camera as default?


    Help me to disable my build-in camera and set USB camera as default on Skype?

    :)
     
    TammyWedge, Mar 15, 2019
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  2. Set USB camera as the Default video device in Skype

    Hi,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    To change the camera in Skype application from built in to USB follow the steps mentioned below.



    1. Open Skype application by searching it on the search bar on taskbar.
    2. Now click ellipses next to your name on the top left corner.
    3. Now click on Settings and select
      Audio and Video settings.
    4. Under Camera select the
      USB camera from the drop down list.


    If you are using Skype for Business then you can refer the article

    Set Video Device options in Skype for Business
    .



    Hope it helps.



    Regards,

    Prakhar Khare

    Microsoft Community – Moderator
     
    Prakhar_Khare, Mar 15, 2019
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  3. Allan Mej Win User
    How to set one of the two cameras in Windows 10 to be "default"

    Hi Roman,

    If there are two devices that are detected as a camera, simply disabling one of them will automatically set the other one as the default. To do so, follow these steps:

    • Search and open Device Manager.
    • Find your camera on the list of devices.
    • Right-click the device that you want to disable and select Disable device.

    When you'll need the Leap Motion Controller, simply enable it on the Device manager.

    Let us know how things go.

    Regards.
     
    Allan Mej, Mar 15, 2019
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  4. sbpetrack Win User

    How to set USB camera as default?

    Default Camera


    I know this is an old thread, but unless I'm somehow missing something, Edwin's "answer" is simply unrelated to grandpavic's question.

    Every idiot knows how to set the default MICROPHONE, although not every idiot can turn it into a complicated 10-step process as thouroughly as Edwin.

    Probably for this reason, "how does one set the default microphone?" is just one of several BILLION questions that grandpavic did NOT ask.

    Grandpavic, I have never seen a documented answer to your question. I have the impression that the camera which is used by the modern "Camera" APP is the defiault camera. You make this choice in the main window of the Camera app itself: there is a little "switch-me" icon in the top left corner of that window. Click on it until the camera you wish to choose is displaying its video in that main window. Then close the camera app. (annoyingly, most "modern" apps don't have any "quit" button, and in fact you were not supposed to quit them at al. Newer versions of these apps seem indeed to exit the app when you close their main window, so you don't have to worry about the memory footprint wasted just to choose a default. In any case, the default web cam of the system is the one the modern Camera app last used,

    But that is just my empiical observation . I wouldnt normally allow myself to post some personal speculation as an 'answser' in such forum as this. But you asked a LONG time ago, withought receiving a single answerl. So i wanted to se what i could do

    --Scott

     
    sbpetrack, Mar 15, 2019
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