(Shortcut to) quicker mic toggle?

  1. Posts : 15

    (Shortcut to) quicker mic toggle?


    I would like to be able to quickly (1 or 2 clicks, or maybe a keyboard shortcut - hotkey) enable and disable the microphone in Windows 10 Pro.

    (Shortcut to) quicker mic toggle?-slika.png

    Even better if I could do in on the Device Manager level, but how?
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  2. Posts : 42,532
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    Hi, you could use one of Nirsoft's great utilities to create a shortcut and hence a hotkey:

    Mute and unmute microphone from command-line on Windows
    Let's say that you want to mute the 'Microphone' device in the above screenshot, so the command to mute the 'Microphone' device is: SoundVolumeView.exe /Mute "Microphone"

    nircmd also supports this:
    NirCmd - Freeware command-line tool for Windows
    mutesubunitvolume [Device Name] [Subunit Name] [mute mode]

    Mute/unmute the sound volume of sound device subunit.
    The [Device Name] is the name of the device, as appeared in the sound devices list of windows. In most cases the device name is 'Speakers'.
    The [Subunit Name] is the name of a subunit, as appeared in the 'Level' tab of the device properties window. Examples for subunit name: Phone Line, Microphone, Internal MIC, Line In, and so on...

    The [mute mode] may contains one of the following values:
    0 = Unmute
    1 = Mute
    2 = Switch between mute and unmute.
    mutesubunitvolume "Speakers" "Line In" 0
    mutesubunitvolume "Speakers" "Microphone" 1
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  3. Posts : 15
    Thread Starter

    Thank you, yes, I've been using Nirsoft tools myself too. That would work. But is there a way I could do it without additional software? Maybe using command line or powershell?
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  4. Posts : 42,532
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    I found a suggestion for you here (expand the thread with the button)
    How do I setup a shortcut to mute my microphone without third party software : Windows10
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  5. Posts : 15
    Thread Starter

    Hi, I just found a simpler way. I create a shortcut with this as the target:

    Thank you for help anyway.
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