Why Can't I Select System Audio?

Written by
Andre Smith
Updated on
February 6, 2024

If you're experiencing difficulties selecting system audio, there could be several reasons behind this issue. This article will help you identify potential causes and offer solutions to resolve the problem.

  1. Configuration error in your browser: Sometimes, browser settings may cause issues with selecting system audio. Check your browser settings to ensure that everything is set up correctly, and if needed, reset your browser settings to default.
  2. Use Google Chrome: Google Chrome is known for its compatibility with a variety of web-based applications. If you're not using Chrome, consider switching to it as your default browser to see if it resolves the issue.
  3. Enable microphone and adjust privacy settings: Ensure that your computer's privacy settings allow for system audio. Check that the microphone is enabled and that the necessary permissions are granted for the application or website you're using.

To check microphone settings on Windows: a. Open "Settings." b. Click on "Privacy." c. Select "Microphone." d. Make sure the "Allow apps to access your microphone" toggle is turned on.

To check microphone settings on macOS: a. Open "System Preferences." b. Click on "Security & Privacy." c. Select the "Privacy" tab. d. Click on "Microphone" in the left sidebar, and make sure the application you're using has permission to access the microphone.

  1. Use a private browsing window: Try using a private browsing window (such as Chrome's Incognito mode) to access the website or application. This will help you determine if the issue is related to browser settings, extensions, or cache.
  2. Disable content blockers: Content blockers, such as ad blockers or privacy extensions, can sometimes interfere with system audio. Temporarily disable any content blockers you have installed and check if the issue persists.