Friday, July 20, 2012

Manage remote audio in Skype on Mac OSX

Disabling your microphone is a common task that you can do from the Skype call window. This is not what this post is about.

Sometimes you just want to look at the Skype camera and not listen to the audio feed from the other side. This is super easy to do with Skype on Mac OSX. Go to skype -> Preferences -> Audio / Video and adjust the volume as shown:

This volume is independent of your computer volume.

Optionally you can use the quick keyboard shortcuts Command Option Up / Command Option Down. You get a nice indication of the current volume :