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Using integrated webcam when connecting via HDMI In

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I am connecting my laptop via HDMI in to use the desktop as a separate monitor. Is there any way to make use of the integrated HP webcam? Programs seem to only recognize the one on the laptop.

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Let me get this straight, do you mean you've got the all in one desktop connected to a laptop, and use the laptop's webcam for your desktop? if not, please elaborate for better understanding, as by design using the webcam as such would not be possible.

 

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Product name : HP ENVY All-in-One 32-a0xxx

Product number : 3UQ84AA#ABA

 

Thanks for the reply!  I have the all in one desktop connnected to a laptop via HDMI in.  I want to use the all in one's webcam instead of the laptop one but I can't find a way to override the laptops one.  Not sure if its possible but thought I would try.  I can redirect the audio to use the all in ones speakers but not the webcam.

 

Hope that makes sense

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@Taboni22 Check if you can change the camera being used by each app using the below steps:

  • To open up your webcam or camera, select the Start  button, and then select Camera in the list of apps.

  • If you want to use the camera within other apps, select the Start  button, select Settings  > Privacy > Camera, and then turn on Let apps use my camera. 

  • From there, turn on each of the listed apps where you want to use the camera.

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Those apps are enabled to use the camera but the camera they are accessing is the one in the laptop, not the one in the All In One.   I don't have an option to switch to the camera in the All In One.   I could understand if that applied to all peripherals, but I do have the option of which speaker to choose (laptop or all in one) so I figured I could choose either camera as well.

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@Taboni22 This may require advanced troubleshooting to customize the settings, and as we have limited support boundaries in the support community as of now. I would request you to reach out to our HP Smart Friend Support and our Support Engineers should be able to sort this out. HP Smart Friend Support can be reached by clicking on the following link: click here for details 

 

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