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Dell audio sound source when connected to docking station


I have small, but annoying problem.

When I connect my headphones directly to my Dell Latitude E7470 laptop, it's recognized in Dell Audio as headphones (I see a headphones icon in Speaker/Headphone tab). However, when I connect headphones to Dell docking station (Dell Advanced E-Port II 130W 452-11419), it's recognized as speaker (I see speaker icon in Speaker/Headphone tab in Dell audio application).

Moreover, when I connect the headphones via the docking station it's not showing the pop-up dialog, where you can select what type of device has been plugged in, whereas when I plug in the headphones directly to laptop, the pop up dialog shows.

Can I somehow change that, so I can force the dell audio to recognize that there are headphones connected to docking station?