moderated Question regarding microphones mute button is on or off?


Albert Cutolo
 

Good evening everyone, 

 

 

I have a head set  that has a microphone that is attached too it.  There are  three buttons.  Volume up, and a volume down button and a mute button.  My question is, is their a way that jaws can tell me if the microphone on the headset is muted?            


JM Casey
 

Hey.

Probably not, at least not using that button. Maybe if you want to mute  and want some kind of verbal indication, try muting in whatever software you are using (discord, zoom, whatever) instead. Then you will at least usually see “muted” or some such next to your name.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Albert Cutolo
Sent: December 4, 2022 08:42 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Question regarding microphones mute button is on or off?

 

Good evening everyone, 

 

 

I have a head set  that has a microphone that is attached too it.  There are  three buttons.  Volume up, and a volume down button and a mute button.  My question is, is their a way that jaws can tell me if the microphone on the headset is muted?            


Albert Cutolo
 

Good afternoon JM, 

 

When I use the headset with the microphone  that is attached too it on a zoom call, if I use the alt key A which tells you that you are either muted or unmuted,  If I unmute, I’m told that people aren’t able too hear me. It isn’t the keyboard command that’s giving me a problem, its whether the mute button on   the headsets microphone is either muted, or unmuted. 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Sunday, December 4, 2022 8:47 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Question regarding microphones mute button is on or off?

 

Hey.

Probably not, at least not using that button. Maybe if you want to mute  and want some kind of verbal indication, try muting in whatever software you are using (discord, zoom, whatever) instead. Then you will at least usually see “muted” or some such next to your name.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Albert Cutolo
Sent: December 4, 2022 08:42 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Question regarding microphones mute button is on or off?

 

Good evening everyone, 

 

 

I have a head set  that has a microphone that is attached too it.  There are  three buttons.  Volume up, and a volume down button and a mute button.  My question is, is their a way that jaws can tell me if the microphone on the headset is muted?            


Curtis Chong
 

Hello Albert:

 

Go into the Zoom program on your computer. Find the Settings button and activate it. Go down to Audio, and activate that with Enter. Do tests on your headset to verify when its microphone is working. I generally make it a practice not to use my mute button on whatever headset I am using simply to avoid this very issue.

 

It is also possible that the microphone on the headset is simply broken. I had that happen once.

 

I am using a Plantronics C3220, and tones are generated by this particular headset when you press the Mute button. Two tones going up for mute, two tones going down for unmute.

 

Cordially,

 

Curtis Chong

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Albert Cutolo
Sent: Monday, December 05, 2022 12:02 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Question regarding microphones mute button is on or off?

 

Good afternoon JM, 

 

When I use the headset with the microphone  that is attached too it on a zoom call, if I use the alt key A which tells you that you are either muted or unmuted,  If I unmute, I’m told that people aren’t able too hear me. It isn’t the keyboard command that’s giving me a problem, its whether the mute button on   the headsets microphone is either muted, or unmuted. 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Sunday, December 4, 2022 8:47 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Question regarding microphones mute button is on or off?

 

Hey.

Probably not, at least not using that button. Maybe if you want to mute  and want some kind of verbal indication, try muting in whatever software you are using (discord, zoom, whatever) instead. Then you will at least usually see “muted” or some such next to your name.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Albert Cutolo
Sent: December 4, 2022 08:42 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Question regarding microphones mute button is on or off?

 

Good evening everyone, 

 

 

I have a head set  that has a microphone that is attached too it.  There are  three buttons.  Volume up, and a volume down button and a mute button.  My question is, is their a way that jaws can tell me if the microphone on the headset is muted?            


JM Casey
 

Hello Albert.

 

Yes, I understand perfectly. That’s why I said, in my previous message, that there’s probably no way for JAWS to announce the state of the microphone, since it’s the mic itself doing the muting, not the software you are using (in this case, zoom)…so there’s simply no way for you to get a report from the PC of the state of the mic.

So, if you are unmuted on zoom, and noone can hear you, and you press the mic button, and still, noone can hear you….that means, alas, that something is wrong with your microphone. Do some tests with voice recorder or something to verify whether this is the case.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Albert Cutolo
Sent: December 5, 2022 02:02 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Question regarding microphones mute button is on or off?

 

Good afternoon JM, 

 

When I use the headset with the microphone  that is attached too it on a zoom call, if I use the alt key A which tells you that you are either muted or unmuted,  If I unmute, I’m told that people aren’t able too hear me. It isn’t the keyboard command that’s giving me a problem, its whether the mute button on   the headsets microphone is either muted, or unmuted. 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Sunday, December 4, 2022 8:47 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Question regarding microphones mute button is on or off?

 

Hey.

Probably not, at least not using that button. Maybe if you want to mute  and want some kind of verbal indication, try muting in whatever software you are using (discord, zoom, whatever) instead. Then you will at least usually see “muted” or some such next to your name.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Albert Cutolo
Sent: December 4, 2022 08:42 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Question regarding microphones mute button is on or off?

 

Good evening everyone, 

 

 

I have a head set  that has a microphone that is attached too it.  There are  three buttons.  Volume up, and a volume down button and a mute button.  My question is, is their a way that jaws can tell me if the microphone on the headset is muted?