How To Create A Shortcut to Quickly Enable/Disable The Microphone

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  1. dalchina's Avatar
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       #11

    Actually it's easy - just use Soundvolumeview - from my first link- run it. No script needed - the program is cleverer than I'd expected.

    Search for it, download it, unzip it and put it where you want it.

    Run it, then do this:

    How To Create A Shortcut to Quickly Enable/Disable The Microphone-untitled.png

    You should get a shortcut like this
    How To Create A Shortcut to Quickly Enable/Disable The Microphone-2.png

    which toggles the mic state- which you can see change in Soundvolumeview.

    When muted, you will still see the level change (bottom rt of 1st screenshot), a program like Voice Recorder now receives no signal.
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  2. Matthew Wai's Avatar
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       #12

    For testing only, run the following command via PowerShell or Command Prompt.
    Code:
    (REG Add "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\CapabilityAccessManager\ConsentStore\microphone" /V Value /T REG_SZ /D Deny /F)
    See whether the microphone will be disabled. If it works, run the following to enable it:

    Code:
    (REG Add "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\CapabilityAccessManager\ConsentStore\microphone" /V Value /T REG_SZ /D Allow /F)
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       #13

    Matthew Wai, That worked perfectly, now how do i get it to toggle off/on from the desktop? Thanks
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  4. dalchina's Avatar
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       #14

    I have given you a way to do exactly what you wanted. A shortcut to toggle the microphone.

    I guess that's not what you wanted. Good luck.
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  5. Matthew Wai's Avatar
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       #15

    Do you think we can add an option to toggle between "Enabled" and "Disabled" via a desktop shortcut as the OP wants below?

    tomsw10 said:
    Matthew Wai, That worked perfectly, now how do i get it to toggle off/on from the desktop? Thanks
    For testing only, run the attached batch script and see whether it works. If it does, we can create a desktop shortcut to run it. An LNK shortcut allows a different icon.

    dalchina said:
    I have given you a way to do exactly what you wanted.
    The OP wants someone to do everything for him. He wants a fish.
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  6. dalchina's Avatar
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       #16

    Well, download a program (soundvolumeview) and a few clicks and it's done- as I showed.

    I suppose tomsw10 could always ask someone to do that...
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  7. Matthew Wai's Avatar
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       #17

    tomsw10 said:
    Matthew Wai, That worked perfectly, now how do i get it to toggle off/on from the desktop?
    Run the attached batch script, which will create the following shortcut on the desktop.

    How To Create A Shortcut to Quickly Enable/Disable The Microphone-microphone.jpg

    The shortcut functions as an on-off toggle switch. See whether it works.

    dalchina said:
    Well, download a program (soundvolumeview) and a few clicks and it's done- as I showed.
    Well, all you showed can be done automatically via a script.
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