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push-to-talk on linux


Regularly doing online meet­ings and let­ting every­one lis­ten in on your fam­i­ly dra­ma because you for­got to mute the call is almost a rite of pas­sage for remote work­ers. Sadly too few devices come with a hard­ware micro­phone mute but­ton. So let’s hack togeth­er a soft­ware push-to-talk for Linux!

You are going to need these:

  • xbind­keys
  • xset
  • setxkbmap
  • pulseau­dio or pipewire
  • an X11 desk­top environment
  • a key­board key to sacrifice