With the main versions of macOS, Apple tends to modify the your Mac's security system, which may prevent Discord's Push To Talk functionality from working properly. Here's how to troubleshoot Discord's Push To Talk feature on Mac.
Granting permission when installing Discord for the first time
When you first install and launch Discord, you should see a series of promptsof security.
These Discord prompts ask for access to sensitive permissions on your Mac, including the microphone and the camera. The last of these prompts gives Discord access to monitor your keyboard, but it says nothing on the keyboard and instead contains a scary sounding generic "accessibility" message.
If you want to use Push To Talk - or any other function keyboard shortcut in the Discord app - it eIt is important to click here on "Open System Preferences" to allow Discord access to keyboard shortcuts. You can follow the instructions above if you need to authorize these permissions.
If you choose "Refuse " here, Discord will not ask you again, and the Push To Talk feature simply won't work without giving you errors or some reason why it doesn't work. not.
In macOS Catalina and newer applications are normally allowed to see only keystrokes made while the application in question is active. This is done to mitigate the threat of programs acting like keyloggers and similar types of control. What this dialog box requires is that you grant global access to the key sequence to Discord, so that functions like Push To Talk can work while Discord is in the background.
In thes previous versions of macOS, applications could read global keystrokes anytime they wanted without user consent. It was practical, but also quite dangerous. Catalina and newer applications close the hole by requiring user consent for all applications.
In summary, Discord is now forced to ask the system for global typing permissions, whereas before it was just doing what it wanted. This means that you, the user, must judge the threat of giving Discord these permissions and decide whether giving it access makes sense given the threat / value relationship.
Grant permissions to Discord
To make sure that the Discord app has access to your microphone and keyboard, open "System Preferences on your MacBook and go to" Security and Privacy .
You can easily open your SyPourlimit preferences, press CMD + Space on your keyboard to open Spotlight, then type "System Preferences in the search bar.
Once you have opened System Preferences, open it panel "Security and confidentiality" and click on the tab "Security".
When you access these controls, you must first unlock them to make changes. Click on the lock at the bottom of the screen andenter your password to change these settings.
From there, click on " Microphone "and tick the box, so that you can use the voice chat function in video calls on the Discord application.
Then follow this same process under the "Input Monitoring " tab. By checking these boxes, you authorize Discord to monitor the inputs on your keyboard. This will allow you to use keyboard shortcuts to push to speak.
If you want to use your webcam for video calls, go ahead and click the "Camera " tab to grant access to your camera in the Discord app .
After this step is completed, return to Discord to start configuring Push To Talk keyboard shortcuts.
Define keyboard shortcuts in Discord
After allowing Discord to access all the required permissions via your settingsIn System Preferences, you can save a custom keyboard shortcut file for Push To Talk in the Discord Settings menu.
To define a custom keyboard shortcut in Discord, look at the bottom left of the app screen and locate the gear icon next to your profile picture. Click the Gear icon to open your user settings.
Then scroll down to the panel " Voice & Emptyo "and turn " Push To Talk "to the ON position by checking the box.
All keyboard shortcuts that you are currently using with Discord will be listed in the menu " Keyboard Shortcut Settings ". Click the link to deepen the application settings.
First, check that "Push To Talk " and "Push To Mute " are not defined on the same key.
There is no keyboard shortcuts are configured automaticallyent by default, so if you only define a keyboard shortcut "Push To Talk, you don't have to worry about a keyboard shortcut" Push To Mute.
The " Keybind Settings "menu is there where you configure all your keyboard shortcuts in Discord. Select "Push To Talk (Normal) and choose the keyboard shortcut you want to use - it can be the same keyboard shortcut you use in the keyboard shortcut" Shortcut (seen inns the screenshot above ⌘ + ^).
If you want to test your new keyboard shortcut Push-To- Talk, Discord provides a relatively simple way to verify that your microphone is picking up your voice. In this same panel, click on "Let's check ", then speak into your microphone. If the indicator lights up, then the microphone is working.
For optimal quality for those who listen to you, the indicator should reach around 75%maximum when speaking at normal volume.
Contact Discord support
When all else fails, take a look at FAQ page where you can find a long list of help menus written by the Discord support team. In the upper right corner of the site, there is an option for send a request to the Discord support team for assistance.