This is a small AppleScript for muting a Skype call. On completion it gives a Notification Center notification (versions 1.2 and older use Growl instead) on what action was taken--or failure. Using QuickSilver (or another launcher of your choice), you can then bind it to a keyboard shortcut.
- Skype for Mac
- Mac OS X 10.9+
- An active Skype call (script won't work properly unless there is an active call)
Instructions for use
- Download the apple script using the download link below
- Uncompress and put the resulting file in the location of your choice (I recommend ~/Library/Scripts/Skype Mute/)
- Run the script any time you want to mute or unmute
Instructions for binding to a hot-key using QuickSilver
- In the QuickSilver menu, go to "Triggers..."
- Add a new trigger by using the + button and selecting "HotKey"
- In the first box, select your new script
- In the second box, select "Run"
- In the newly created entry, click the "Trigger" column where it says "None"
- In the Settings drawer that opened, click "Edit" next to "Hot Key:" and enter the Hot Key of your choice
- Close the QuickSilver window, make a Skype call, and give the script a try!
- Version 1.3 - Most recent version. Refactored to use Notification Center instead of Growl for OS X 10.9+. No fall-back behavior provided, so requires 10.9+.
- Version 1.2 - Updated to work with Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8.x)
- Version 1.1 - Worked through Lion.
- Version 1.0
- Haven't found any yet in the latest version. Please contact me if you find anything.