About the Gadget
Being a hardcore gamer, an avid music listener, and a movie lover, I decided to invest a bit of money in a decent sound card. I read many reviews, and checked out some forums as to what sound card people like me were using for my needs. The Auzentech X-Fi Forte 7.1 seemed to be the perfect card for me, so I got one.
I fell in love with it right away. A year later and I still love my Auzentech X-Fi Forte 7.1. However having gotten used to the Creative Software Suite this card comes with, I picked up on some problems with the software. The biggest issue for me turned out a glitch that I could not overlook. It turned out that the feature I most commonly used (Changing Modes, Entertainment, Gaming, Audio Creation) was somewhat... BROKEN. The Creative Automode Switcher that's supposed to change profiles automatically between specified applications, wasn't working. So I dug deep into the Internet, I got on a mission to find a fix for this problem, or at least... a work around. I needed something, because changing profiles and speaker settings from 7.1 for movies and music, to headphones for gaming, got really boring for me. It was just too many mouse clicks.
Needless to say, I didn't find much, and if you've looked as much as I have, you will know that there just isn't a 100% working solution out there.
So... I deiced to take matters into my own hands... I was going to solve this myself. And so my idea of the X-Fi Sidebar Mode Changer Gadget was born.
I'm using it daily, 10 to 15 times per day even, and I'm really enjoying my Auzentech X-Fi Forte 7.1 sound card now more than ever. Its still not a 100% fix, but I have at least bridged the gap from many mouse clicks, to just ONE!!!
I'm putting my little gadget up on the internet for you all download for FREE, so that you too many enjoy your X-Fi based sound cards a little more with fewer click clicks.
Hope you enjoy it.