Showing great potential
The good: ▪ Force Mute working! The growl notifications show it actively overriding volume changes. I believe WebEx was the culprit. ▪ Supported! Email to support on 26 Feb 2015 received a rapid reply! The icon is not visible with dark menu bar theme enabled. Answer: The latest update has addressed the issue and is in the Apple store approval pipeline. ▪ Good features: removing the app from the dock, saving dock space, red icon when muted, input threshold control. What could be better: ▪ Needs user control over keyboard hot-keys. ▪ The hotkeys should ideally integrate with the system preferences > keyboard > shortcuts. Convenient global control of my microphone is essential to my work. My previous app is not updated for OS X Yosemite. Thank you for developing and supporting this application. Updated for version 1.10. Effectively mutes my microphone even with applications which actively control microphone volume, such as WebEx. Essential. No more chance of a teleconference moderator un-muting my mic, causing a socially embarassing or disastrous business situation. Icon visibility improved with dark menu bar theme in OS X Yosemite. Still wishing for ability to reassign hot key. Appears to have very low resource use.
One of my few must have apps. Keeps a master mute button in one easy to get to location and has saved me from accidenly having a open mic on conference calls. Developer is quick to respond and make updates apon reqest. Thanks for the dark mode support!
Serves it’s purpose, but could use some basic features/options
This app does exactly what I need, which is quick control of the mic. One big thing I hate is every time you mute or unmute the mic, there is a VERY LOUD voice that says ‘MUTE ON’, or ‘MUTE OFF’. I wish there was an option to turn this off.Also, it’d be nice to have options to change the mappings for the option keys. I’m surprised this isn’t already an option.
Only works with Built-in Input. *Useless* if you use a USB mic.
Before you purchase, note that this app only works if your input source is set to “Built-In.” If you use *any* USB headset or other mic, it either simply has no effect or *slightly reduces* the input volume (not at all what you want if you’re expecting to mute yourself). I wrote to the developer about it and his response was essentially, “Sorry, it would be hard to make it work with other inputs, so I guess you’re stuck.” OK, I guess I just wasted $3 then.
Mute Toggle - Hardwired to F5/F6
while this application is running my F5/F6 keys are mapped to this application to mute/unmute the mic. I found no way to change this mapping. There is no setting on the application nor in Keyboard preferences is there an entry for this application.