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I'm using a Mac.
Is there a keyboard shortcut for muting the mic during a call?
I can't find one, and I often need to toggle mute/unmute.
Clicking the button on the Skype interface is very inconvenient :(

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You can use spacebar to toggle mute/unmute.


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The Skype window has to be the one in focus to do this, but it works well. – lo_fye Sep 29 '10 at 18:33
Doesn't work at all for me. – echo on Mar 26 '12 at 21:01

While the application does not have a built in keyboard shortcut for it you can add one using the Keyboard Shortcuts feature in the Keyboard Preference Pane in System Preferences.

  1. Open System Preferences
  2. Open Keyboard
  3. Change to the Keyboard Shortcuts section (If using Snow Leopard click Application Shortcuts on the left side)
  4. Press the '+' button.
  5. Select Skype as the Application
  6. Menu Title: "Mute"
  7. Choose a Keyboard Shortcut (eg. Command-Option-M as Command-M is used for minimize.)
  8. Press OK, close System Preferences and restart Skype if it was open.
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Thanks! I'm using F15. Easy to find in the dark, and never used anyway :) – lo_fye Oct 1 '09 at 11:33

When Skype is focused, Command+Shift+M toggles the microphone.

Ctrl+Alt+Command+­­ ↑ also mutes the microphone for me, and works globally. However, it's not a toggle; as noted below, it switches to Push To Talk mode, in which the mic is muted by default but will be unmuted as long as Ctrl+Alt+Command+­­ ↑ is pressed.

I'm on OS X 10.8, with the latest version of Skype as of 10/16/2012.

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Note that the mentioned keyboard shortcut: Ctrl Alt Command ↑ also functions as Push To Talk (PTT) when the microphone is muted. – mhson Oct 31 '12 at 8:46
This should be the selected answer – bheussler Nov 23 '15 at 16:10

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