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Speaking or playing audio to a chat room

When you are in a Paltalk chat room you will want to be able to speak to everyone. You need a microphone or a headset with a microphone plugged into your computer if you wish to speak in a chat room.

Your microphone is the default audio device that is used on Paltalk. You can select other audio devices or external inputs if you like, but whether you are speaking, playing files, or CD's, you will want to 'take the mic' for the rest of the chat room to hear you.

There are several ways to speak to people in a chat room...

see 'talk mode' for more information

use the 'ctrl' key on your keyboard
speak using the 'ctrl key' on your computer keyboard
enter a voice enabled chat room

hold down the 'ctrl key' on your keyboard to speak

speak clearly

release the 'ctrl key' when you are finished speaking

speak with the 'push to talk' button in the chat room window
enter a voice enabled chat room

press and hold down the 'push to talk' button with your left mouse button

speak clearly

release the mouse button when you are finished speaking

speak using the 'global hot key' feature
enter a voice enabled chat room

select 'setup preferences' from the 'file' menu on the 'pal list window'

select 'general' on the left hand pane of the setup and preferences window

select the 'enable global hot key for speaking' checkbox to enable the 'global hot key' function

you may select a hot key from the pull-down menu or leave it set to the 'ctrl key' as default

press the 'ok' button

enter a voice enabled chat room

press down and hold your selected 'global hot key' to speak

speak clearly

release the key when you are finished speaking


adjust mic volume

enter a voice enabled chat room

use the mic volume slider on the 'audio toolbar' to change your speaking volume

slide the control down to decrease the volume of your microphone
slide the control to up to increase the volume of your microphone


lock mic with 'lock mic' button

enter a voice enabled chat room

click on the round drop-down button in the audio toolbar with your left mouse button and select 'lock mic open'

speak on the mic to be sure you are being heard

you may speak with no need to use your mouse or keyboard

select 'push to talk' from the round drop down menu next to the locked 'transmitting' button in the audio toolbar to release the mic

you can tap the 'ctrl key' or your selected 'global hot key' to release the microphone once it is 'locked'

with 'lock microphone' selection on 'actions' menu
enter a voice enabled chat room

select 'lock mic on' from the 'actions' menu in the chat room window

speak on the mic to be sure you are being heard

select 'push to talk' from the round drop down menu next to the locked 'transmitting' button in the audio toolbar to release the mic

alternatively, you can tap the 'ctrl key' or your selected 'global hot key' to release the microphone once it is 'locked'