So we know that if you run ASIO4ALL while you have some other program running a sound output, ASIO4ALL shows audio output as unavailable, since it is locked for it, until you quit all the apps that are using the sound output, be it a browser, media player or windows sounds.
This is all fine, I can switch it off. However, is there no way to make a force block/shut the use of sound output, so that I can free it for ASIO4ALL without having to shut down my whole browsing session? I tend to have many windows opened with many tabs on different desktops. Killing the whole browser means I'll lose this complex hierarchy and it requires me to rebuild it, after I stop using Ableton (ASIO4ALL). Even hangout extension leaves chrome application open after closing of all windows, so I have to kill the browser manually.
This is a very tiresome process and I would like to know if someone solved this somehow already.