Global keyboard hotkey for Mute/Unmute PLUS Mute Icon always visible
I often have this situation: I'm in a Teams call, and I work on other things if I am not involved e.g. answering some mail etc., and so I'm on mute.
Suddenly I get a question, so I start to search the Teams window, bring it to front, try to hit the unmute mic button. This take a some seconds leaving a silent conversation and a delay.
What If there would be a global Hotkey for Mute/unmute mic Teams (for example Numpad Enter or Caps Lock)?
So I can unmute in a fraction of a second.
And I also need to check the mute mic status quite often, to make sure that I'm really muted. But after a few seconds, this icon disappears. It would be much better to have the mute mic icon always visible.
Luke Thai commented
Migrating from Skype for Business, where global self-mute/unmute existed as Win-F4, the lack of a global mute hotkey combination in MS Teams is definitely a hit to quality of life.
Typically, in my case, in a remote work meeting facilitation role, I am usually screensharing and managing stage time with other key speakers, so self mute and unmute happens several dozen times for me during a meeting.
With Skype for Business, my app focus would never need to leave the thing that I'm sharing.
With MS Teams, I now have to switch app context manually each time I want to mute or unmute, a major inconvenience to say the least.
Lars Fosdal commented
Win+Ctrl+T appears to be unused and could bring up a Teams context "menu".
If you are in a call - it could show Mute/unMute, Camera/no Camera and Leave
George Lippincott commented
I would also like a global hotkey for answering calls and hanging up.
Esteban Premuz commented
Please, we need a global hotkey for this crucial feature!
Make it optional and/or configurable if it's a single key in order to avoid unwanted mutes/unmutes.
Jonathan Chen commented
This is also useful to mute/unmute quickly if you're presenting. Dealing with a WFH "coworker" meltdown mid-meeting is frustrating enough without having to fiddle with the mute/unmute button.
Yes, on both the mobile app and the desktop version