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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.