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How to disable Auto-Mute Mode?

In alsamixer, there is an option called “Auto-Mute Mode”, and it’s enabled by default.

But now I want to disable it. I’ve tried different keys but failed.

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Press right arrow to get to “auto-mute mode”, then up or down arrow to change it, then Escape to exit.

You can make this automatic on boot by executing (perhaps in /etc/rc.local ):

I had the same problem, including @limited-atonement one.

I solved it by running alsamixer , then:

Building on Sam’s answer, here is a script that toggles the status of Auto-Mute Mode:

I’m using this so I can easily mute or un-mute my speakers without unplugging my headphones.

amixer -c 0 sget ‘Auto-Mute Mode’ | fgrep -q “Item0: ‘E” && _M=Disabled || _M=Enabled; amixer -c 0 sset ‘Auto-Mute Mode’ $_M

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How to Automatically Mute Yourself in Zoom Meetings

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Many of us have been working from home for months now, so you’d think we’d have all the kinks associated with remote work sorted out, right? Not so much. Zoom meetings can still be a noisy nightmare, especially when those meetings include a ton of people. So here’s a simple thing you can do right now to make every meeting you join better: Set yourself to auto-mute your mic when you join a meeting.

This all started when WIRED writer and reviewer Louryn Strampe rightfully called us all out on it:

And she’s right. If everyone does this, just once, every meeting you join will go by more smoothly. You and your coworkers will never have to hear the inevitable traffic noise, sirens, or side conversations filter through while the actual speaker is trying to talk, because everyone will already be muted unless they need to speak.

Plus, personally, you’ll never have to worry that your coworkers will hear you flush the toilet in the middle of a meeting. Best of all, it’s one single checkbox away.

One checkbox is all it takes to never be asked to mute yourself again.

Here’s how you do it: In the Zoom desktop app, click the settings wheel in the upper right corner of the app to access your account settings. Click Audio in the sidebar on the left, and check “Mute my microphone when joining a meeting.” If you know you can’t be trusted to unmute when you need to speak and then mute yourself again when you’re done, consider also checking “Press and hold SPACE key to temporarily unmute yourself,” which is kind of like push-to-talk. You can press the space bar to speak up, say what you need to say, and when you let go, you’ll be muted again.

If you’re usually the host of said noisy meetings, on the web, click here to go right to your account settings, and then toggle “Mute participants upon entry.” Then you can selectively unmute people if they need to talk or give people the ability to unmute themselves.

Doing this yourself is important and great, but this only works if everyone does it. Luckily, it only takes a moment, so there’s no excuse not to do it before your next meeting.

One checkbox is all it takes to make everyone's life–including yours–easier. ]]>