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#1 2012-02-01 12:11:48

#! CrunchBanger
From: Tokyo, Japan
Registered: 2010-12-07
Posts: 229

Toggle mic on/off when using skype

Hi folks,

Usually I like to have my microphone turned off to avoid unwanted feedback in my funky boombastic speakers. When I use skype, you guessed it, I want the mic turned on. Getting older and lazier every day I made this script and I thought I would share it with you. When I say "made this script" it sounds cool but I actually copy/pasted three stupid commands into a file. This is so simple I hesitated posting this but then I thought I'd be glad to find that post again if something happens. You never know. Well here it is:

amixer set Mic 80% unmute > /dev/null
env LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/ skype
amixer set Mic 80% mute > /dev/null

As you can see this turns the mic off when I close skype, which is good for my lazy fingers and saves some power from my wireless mouse.

I saved this into a file, make it executable and call it from the openbox menu.

I love #! more than my own kids. I told them and they sympathized.


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