Windows 10: Is there a way to mute my mic for specific applications?

Discus and support Is there a way to mute my mic for specific applications? in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; For example if I want to only mute my mic for Firefox but not for Discord,so that people can't hear me in the homeschooling session but I can still... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/Toadfield, Jul 17, 2021.

  1. Is there a way to mute my mic for specific applications?


    For example if I want to only mute my mic for Firefox but not for Discord,so that people can't hear me in the homeschooling session but I can still talk with my friends on discord.

    Is that possible on Windows? Cause you can do that on Linux.

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    /u/Toadfield, Jul 17, 2021
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  2. WBT
    WBT Win User

    Is there an easy way to tell if my mic is really muted?

    I have a Dell computer running Windows 10, which I often use for Skype and other teleconference collaboration. Sometimes, these are large calls and it's very important for participants to mute ourselves when not speaking, or else background noise can overwhelm the main speaker. In some cases, external events can produce embarrassing moments for someone who's unintentionally failed to mute.

    My computer has a keyboard with a Fn button for mute (Fn+F4), and that F4 button has a small LED indicator light (like the one on Caps Lock) which theoretically indicates when the mic is muted.

    Usually, if that light is on, I am on mute and applications should not be able to listen in on what's happening in my environment. Skype says "your mic is muted from your desktop" and things function as intended.

    However, on a recent call, the mute light was on but everybody could still hear me speaking just fine, and activating/deactivating the mute function using the Fn key did not seem to correlate as it should to actually being on mute.

    Is there an easy way to see with greater confidence whether or not my mic is on mute from a system perspective, for example via an icon in the system tray? There's one there showing me if my speakers are muted. (Or, is there a way to make that keyboard mute indicator light more reliable?) This is independent of any mute controls specifically within an application or browser window, and should visualize the system-wide mute control.

    This question refers to microphones built into the computer; I have no peripheral mics or peripheral webcams/other microphone-containing devices plugged in.
     
  3. bentrader Win User
    How can I mute my mic from desktop

    I have no mic icon or means to mute from desktop. I don't understand why there are keys and icons for speakers but no way to mute or adjust mic. I have heard of third party down loads that will allow this but I don't trust third party software. Any suggestions?
     
    bentrader, Jul 17, 2021
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  4. Junaid_A Win User

    Is there a way to mute my mic for specific applications?

    Muted mic picking up sound in game

    Hi JonPaul,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    The issue could be because of the internal mic picking up sound even when the external device is pluuged in. If you have the RealTek HD Audi Manager installed on the machine, I would suggest you to try the steps listed below and check if it works for
    you.



    • Open RealTek HD Audio Manager and go to the
      Advanced tab.
    • Check the boxes Separate all input jacks as independent input devices
      and Mute the internal output device, when external headphone is plugged in,
      and hit OK.
    • Exit RealTek HD Audio Manager, restart the machine and see if the issue persists.


    Regards,
     
    Junaid_A, Jul 17, 2021
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