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How to Use PowerToys Video Conference Mute Tool

Posted on the 10 October 2020 by Viney Dhiman @vineydhiman

Microsoft recently rolled out PowerToys v0.22 for Windows 10. The latest version of the nitfy application has a new Video Conference Mute tool.

With the help of this tool, users can easily mute or unmute audio and video streams during video meetings by making a single click. Video Conference mute tool has its own settings page called Video Conference in the main UI. Check the following screenshot:

How to Use PowerToys Video Conference Mute tool

If you can't wait to try PowerToys new Video Conference mute tool, then here's how you can use it:

Use PowerToys Video Conference mute tool

Assuming, PowerToys app is running, or you can check this blog post to know how to open PowerToys settings.

In the PowerToys setting UI, you need to switch to Video Conference. On the right side, you need to make sure that the feature is enabled.

When you're in a video meeting, at first you will get a message that PowerToys is connected now.

How to Use PowerToys Video Conference Mute tool

you will see a quick toggle UI giving you two options Microphone and Camera. Depending on what program you're using for video conferences, the UI may vary.

How to Use PowerToys Video Conference Mute tool

I tried it with Google meets and Microsoft Meet now and toggle UI appear on the upper right corner.

Apart from this, you will find various shortcut keys to manage audio and video settings on Video Conference settings page.

  • Edit Camera and Microphone - WIN + N
  • Edit Microphone mute key - WIN + SHIFT + A
  • Edit Camera mute key - WIN + SHIFT + O

You will also find few settings which includes:

  • Select Integrated Camera
  • Toolbar Position
  • Show Toolbar on

Do you find Video Conferencing Mute tool of Powertoys interesting? Let us know in the comments.

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