If you are in the middle of a zoom video meeting at home and your cat suddenly decides to cry for dinner, you want to quickly mute your sound. In this case, the choice is yours: you can either grab your mouse or touchpad and look for the mute button, or you can use a quick key combination to instantly suppress that noise.
Zoom has a long list of keyboard shortcuts that you can use before or during a video conference. You can use these links to quickly join a meeting. Mute and unmute audio; Start, pause and stop recording; Switch the view from the speaker (one large picture of the person speaking) to the gallery (several pictures of the same size, regardless of who is speaking). and do a variety of other tasks.
In your Zoom app you can easily find a list of these tasks and the shortcuts you can use:
- Go to the zoom settings by clicking on the gear in the top right corner
- Select "Keyboard shortcuts" in the left menu.
Of course, the keys you press on a Mac or Windows PC are different, but regardless of which platform you use, these shortcuts can be very useful when you make a laptop zoom call.
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