Is there a hotkey I can use or configure to mute the mic on a 13" MacBook Pro (MPB)?
I would prefer an icon or notification to confirm that it is set (even if I need to toggle the option).
You can simply Alt-Click on Sound/Speaker icon in the menubar, then select
When you want it back, just select
This can also be accomplished with a simple AppleScript:
Reverse the process:
By the way, Soundsource is a free application that gives you nice easy sliders to toggle Speaker/Microphone levels from the menu bar, without the need for pesky extra dialogs.
This works best, especially if you want to assign this script to a Hotkey:
This method doesn't require you to activate the System Preference GUI, or to go through the volume settings of whichever app is active. Instead it is getting the system's volume settings, and then checking to see if the input volume is already 0--if it is it will set the input volume to 100, and if it isn't it will mute the input volume.
Works like a charm.