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Push to Talk?

Hello everyone
Folks, I use Skype for various things, but here at home I have a big problem with the noise, and my friends complain all the time so when I'm in a conference with them ...

I wonder if there is any way to make skype mode Push to Talk, which is my microphone so that only activates when I hold a certain button ...

I await answers.
Thx
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Neil
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@Doc72ocker:
it would be wise to ask for clarification before making such rash declarations, because clearly you do not understand the feature fully

read this post again CAREFULLY
http://community.skype.com/t5/Windows/Push-to-Talk/m-p/535095#M45556

 

here is the detail on how to actually use this feature

 

1) for this example, I have set Ctrl+T to be be used for PTT -- in other words, for the hotkey sequence labelled 'Toggle mute (Push-to-talk)' -- as you know, many other key combinations are possible

2) start a call and then either manually mute mic using the call control bar, or use the mute mic hotkey sequence that you may have enabled -- in my case that is Ctrl+Space

3) do you agree that the mic is muted at this point?

4) now press Ctrl+T and HOLD BOTH KEYS DOWN -- note that the mic is now NOT muted

5) as soon as you release EITHER key, the mic is muted again

6) press and hold Ctrl+T again and the mic is re-muted until you release either key

7) if you want to operate in push-to-mute mode instead, then unmute the mic manually or re-use the mute mic hotkey sequence and continue at step #4 and you will see that Ctrl+T now operates as Push-to-mute -- I do agree that not many need or want Push-to-mute that does not 'latch' -- but those who do want mute to 'latch' can use the original mute hotkey sequence and mute will toggle as it always has

8 ) imo, you are not likely going to get a single-key PTT feature from Skype -- all Skype global hotkeys involve 2 keys

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phecardozo
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Re: Push to Talk?

Currently this is not supported.

TheUberOverLord
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Please add me to the user base of people requesting a PTT feature. If there is compensation concerns about a heavier user base of people showing up due to the functionality this would create - make it a paid feature. Charge a monthly fee for the feature, but at least add it in as an option.

baddawgs
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Same here. Add me to that list. I'd love to have PTT. Would cancel out unnecessary noises from the background.

I hate having to mute/unmute all the time. Even I have that macro'ed but PTT would be the WAY to go.
duaneleem
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I had the same problem with Skype so I wrote my own Global Push-To-Talk. The soruce code is available on request (if you know in C# and C/C++) EDIT: I cannot post the link to my site here so mail me at globalpushtotalk@hardingonline.se if you want to check it out.
Harding
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While I appreciate the work at putting in a Push to Talk function, it is backwards. I'm supposed to push the button to be able talk to others on Skype, not push to mute as it is now. I would also like to see removed the requirement for a modifier key (shift, alt, ctrl) for Mute microphone.

jetblast3500
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Push to Talk eventually implemented in the latest version of skype!!!

tigranmj
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There is an option for PTT, but it should be renamed PTM (Push-To-Mute) which is completely usless. 

 

Tools | Options | Advanced | Hotkeys   and check Toggle mute (Push-to-talk)

Highlight it and press the "Change selected shortcut" button to change the key binding.

 

 I set it to use the CTRL key.  So after setting that option, nothing happes, all can hear me, but when i press CTRL, it mutes.  OMG, you guys at Skype are dumb, going back to using Ventrilo until you fix this.

epichunt
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Heh.  That does seem sort of backwards, doesn't it?

 

One thing that might work until such time as Skype actually makes push-to-talk push-to-talk, is use the Mute microphone function instead.  I don't usually have need for the feature, but I tried it. 

 

I selected Mute microphone in settings and select Shift-z and the combo.  Then I could use Shift-z to mute the mic, then toggle it on as long as I wanted to talk, and then toggle it off again.

 

Not exactly push-to-talk but maybe better than nothing.




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I agree push to mute is as useful as putting the enter key on the back of a keyboard. I just registered for skype as my mates use it. Now i know why i have never downloaded till now.
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