View Full Version : How Use The Control Key (and not take the mic) In Tuesday Webinar

September 11th, 2009, 02:44 PM
I've seen many people comment about not being able to use the control key during the weekly brainstorming hour and Tuesday webinar. Thanks to a very nice person (who I can't remember - I'm sorry!), you can fix this! I followed these steps and now I can use the control key during the brainstorming hour and I don't take the mic.

When you are in the webinar room, go the to top left of the screen. Here you will see "File, Actions, View, Options..."
Click on "Options".
Then click on "Configure Talk Key".
The "Configure Talk Key" dialog box will pop up. Choose the key or keys you want to be your talk button.
Click the "OK" button.
Leave the webinar and log back in.

I chose the "Multiple Key Mode" and used "Alt+Shift+T" as my keys to make the mic button work. This means I have to press all three buttons (Alt, Shift, and T) at the same time to turn on the mic. This frees up my control key so I can copy (ctrl+c) and paste (ctrl+v) as much as I want without causing any mic issues!

***** VERY IMPORTANT *****
After you have made the changes MAKE SURE YOU LEAVE THE WEBINAR! The changes won't be in effect until you have left the webinar and logged back in.

I hope this helps!


September 11th, 2009, 02:47 PM
Thanks for sharing Steve! This will help a lot of webinar attendees.

September 11th, 2009, 04:37 PM
I think Steve is my new best friend. :)

Lynn Terry
September 11th, 2009, 10:54 PM
Thank you! :)

This is a big issue for me, so I'll be sure to bring this up in future webinars and reference your post. Very much appreciated!

November 12th, 2009, 02:23 PM
Thank you Steve! :)

Isha :)

November 12th, 2009, 04:03 PM
There's lots of very nice persons here Steve but I popped this info in the text chat a little earlier.

Very good idea putting it here tho'


Kayla Fay
November 13th, 2009, 08:13 AM
No telling how many times I've grabbed the mike without meaning to. Great to know how to change this.