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Mic Mute/Unmute Button

  1. #1


    John Ciccone Guest

    Mic Mute/Unmute Button

    In XP, I'd click on the speaker icon in the system tray and have a mixer.
    There I could mute/unmute the microphone input.

    In Vista it seems like I have to go through a myriad of dialog boxes: Ctrl
    Panel > sound > speakers > Level.

    Am I misisng something? Is there a shorter path? If not, can I assign a
    shortcut key?

    Thank you

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Mick Murphy Guest

    RE: Mic Mute/Unmute Button

    F8 used to be the shortcut Key to Mute or Unmute in XP, when it was up and
    running!
    There is also a setting for it in Media Player.
    --
    Mick Murphy - Qld - Australia


    "John Ciccone" wrote:

    > In XP, I'd click on the speaker icon in the system tray and have a mixer.
    > There I could mute/unmute the microphone input.
    >
    > In Vista it seems like I have to go through a myriad of dialog boxes: Ctrl
    > Panel > sound > speakers > Level.
    >
    > Am I misisng something? Is there a shorter path? If not, can I assign a
    > shortcut key?
    >
    > Thank you

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    John Ciccone Guest

    RE: Mic Mute/Unmute Button

    Thanks, Mick.

    I'm afraid I don't know what you mean by "when it was up and running".

    "Mick Murphy" wrote:

    > F8 used to be the shortcut Key to Mute or Unmute in XP, when it was up and
    > running!
    > There is also a setting for it in Media Player.
    > --
    > Mick Murphy - Qld - Australia
    >
    >
    > "John Ciccone" wrote:
    >

    > > In XP, I'd click on the speaker icon in the system tray and have a mixer.
    > > There I could mute/unmute the microphone input.
    > >
    > > In Vista it seems like I have to go through a myriad of dialog boxes: Ctrl
    > > Panel > sound > speakers > Level.
    > >
    > > Am I misisng something? Is there a shorter path? If not, can I assign a
    > > shortcut key?
    > >
    > > Thank you

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Curious Guest

    Re: Mic Mute/Unmute Button

    The speaker in my system tray on both of my Vista systems works exactly the
    same as it and yours did in XP.
    Have you gone to control panel/taskbar.../notification area/ and checked
    to be sure that the Volume Icon is checked?
    "Mick Murphy" <MickMurphy@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:C8A90E90-4423-4C4E-99A8-C651489A0BD9@xxxxxx

    > F8 used to be the shortcut Key to Mute or Unmute in XP, when it was up and
    > running!
    > There is also a setting for it in Media Player.
    > --
    > Mick Murphy - Qld - Australia
    >
    >
    > "John Ciccone" wrote:
    >

    >> In XP, I'd click on the speaker icon in the system tray and have a mixer.
    >> There I could mute/unmute the microphone input.
    >>
    >> In Vista it seems like I have to go through a myriad of dialog boxes:
    >> Ctrl
    >> Panel > sound > speakers > Level.
    >>
    >> Am I misisng something? Is there a shorter path? If not, can I assign a
    >> shortcut key?
    >>
    >> Thank you

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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