Onboard Mic and Typing

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Xander7, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. Xander7 macrumors newbie

    Jun 13, 2010
    Whenever I'm online with my friends on Skype, they can hear me type, and sometimes to them, it gets pretty annoying. Now, obviously, I could turn down the sensitivity, but then they would have a hard time hearing me. Is there some way to work around this? This seems like a pretty big issue, considering the mic is located under the left speaker grille, relatively close to the keyboard.
  2. Darwin macrumors 65816


    Jun 2, 2003
    round the corner
    Either you don't type when the mic is active or you have a headset with its own mic thats further away from the keyboard and won't pickup the noise.

    They used to put the mics on the display years ago but I guess theres something easier about keeping them closer to the motherboard.
  3. Xander7 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 13, 2010
    Yeah, there doesn't seem to be a push-to-talk feature in Skype, and the sounds of the keyboard are past the threshold for background noise. Dang.
  4. Xander7 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 13, 2010
    Oh, the problem lies in that Skype never has a sensitivity threshold or whatever. The mic is just always on. Lame.
  5. DoFoT9 macrumors P6


    Jun 11, 2007
    $10 off ebay for a headset. :)

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