@pwhodges i did not over look burnout..Don't despute @ all..
and i did not overlook what you said - ya did or did not have trouble with sound on and off till new updates.. and now ya don't have surround sound in opera That you stated.. Perhaps ya overlooked ya own post..
even tho burnout found what he found
you said you had sound b/4 update
i think your the only one lately that has surround sound not working.. that goes for peeps use 'n opera and chrome..
the things ya call - pretty clearly irrelevant.. will not be irrelevant..
i thought the switches may work w/o changing n e audio settings.. for most it worked..
Note - i figured i guess that ya might not wanna fiddle with your cards settings..
not unless you can put it back like it was..
so i'm gunna try to explain incase others have the trouble too..
If the above post either doesn't work or stops working in the future (AGAIN!) For opera/chrome.
depending on how old audio card is..
Changing the Audio mode to (Audio Creation Mode)
(most SB cards have this mode) i dunno if ya card has this option..
but if so
Select Multi-Channel Wave
Under the "Front L/R" fill the check boxes for Rear L/R & Front C/Sub and
it will force the 5.1 signal from opera/chrome that only has the stereo channels being used - to use the L/R Front signals and redirect it to each checkbox you fill !..
this example is (SB card).. with Highlights were ya do changes..
its up to you to try or not.. while waitig on a fix *just say 'n..
if nothing works i guess your stuck till opera fix.. *Go Opera Team..
n e ways i'm out.. *hope ya get troubles fixed soon..