Windows – Turn on mic only when key is pressed like a global push to talk (windows 10)

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Is there a built in way in windows 10 to have the Mic off until I press a designated key?

If not, how can I achieve this?

Best Answer

No, there is no built in way, default to Windows, to control your mic with a single key.

There are plenty of software options that add this feature, some may even do it globally, system wide.

I'd recommend using a mature tool such as AutoHotKey, which has sound functions such as controlling volume. Turning the mic volume all the way down is the same as turning it off:

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