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Global Mute Keyboard Shortcut

I use Ctrl + M to mute/unmute my audio but it requires the Webex Meetings window to be focused. I'd like the ability to use this shortcut even while the app is not in focus.

It would also be nice to be able to customize the keyboard shortcut keys and add the option to make them global

  • Guest
  • May 6 2020
  • Need more info
  • Waldemar Gettmann commented
    3 Jan, 2022 10:06am

    It should not be a problem to make a customizable global shortcut in the Webex App.
    Then, everyone has the option to define his own shortcut.
    Some use keyboards with special keys, where a shortcut can be placed perfectly (for example F13)

  • Yves commented
    23 Dec, 2020 02:59pm

    It would be really great being able to indicate that CTRL-M (today being used for mute/unmute) should be available globally or not. When globally available it allows you to press CTRL-M to mute/unmute yourself, even when the Webex app does not have focus. It would also allow for a potential physicial "mute/unmute" button :-). I typically always mute myself to avoid background noise when not talking but sometimes it takes a while to "unmute".

  • Benjamin commented
    24 Oct, 2020 04:09am

    Please don't make shortcuts global only. I've already lost the Ctrl-L laser pointer shortcut in PowerPoint to end meeting in Webex

  • Guest commented
    15 Sep, 2020 09:18pm

    This would be hugely useful, perhaps even something customizable like allowing play/pause to mute/unmute so that we could control it from our headphones without having to be directly at the computer.

  • Guest commented
    19 Aug, 2020 12:39pm


    There are various ways to register global hotkeys in Windows and MacOS. Here's one example for Windows:

    Zoom has the ability to specify custom hotkeys/shortcuts and make each one global or application focused.

  • Sanjay Khanna commented
    19 Aug, 2020 06:28am

    If user is on different application when not focused on Webex, wouldn't the hot keys or spacebar be required by that application?

  • Guest commented
    4 Aug, 2020 08:11pm

    Love this idea. I like that you can unmute with spare bar now but I'd really like a hotkey that works globally without having to have the Webex window focused.

  • Matthew Wynd commented
    6 May, 2020 05:11pm

    It would be great to use the space bar for this function. Possibly even provide an option for it to work PTT based on user preference settings.