This guide is aimed at assisting in configuration of a Mumble client for new users. Although written from perspective of a machine running Windows 10, a Linux client had no major noticeable dissimilarities.
All of the steps in this guide will be done in the Configure Menu.
- First, un-check Text-To-Speech by right-clicking it, if checked.
- The Audio Wizard, also in the Configure Menu, is a quick method for entering mic and speaker settings; but most other settings will need to be manually set by the user.
- Next, navigate to Configure -> Settings, and locate the “Advanced” box in the lower left corner. Check it. Additional options, which need amending, will appear on the sidebar and within the settings of each tab.
- The Audio Input tab contains settings for Echo Reduction, Voice Transmission (Push To Talk, Voice Activation, Continuous), and Mic Transmission Quality
- The Audio Output tab contains controls for adjusting the volume of the client. Unlike Teamspeak, individual user volumes cannot be adjusted.
- Another setting, which may come in handy especially for the multitasking user, is the Attenuate Application function. Checking the boxes, “while other users talk”, and, “while you talk” will lower the volume of external system and program sounds by the designated percentage . This assist in minimizing feedback and unwanted noise for both the listeners and speaker.
- The User Interface tab contains options for customizing the client layout, applying skins, and selecting targets when chatting. The Stacked layout, with a client tree on top and the chat-log on the bottom, may be most familiar to prior Teamspeak users.
- On the bottom right are two more settings pertinent to this tab.
“Show channel user count”, will display number of clients in channel next to channel name,
“Use selected item as the chat bar target”.
Right clicking a user name will also bring up a panel with the options to Send Message, Local Mute, Ignore Message, and Add Friend
- The section in the center of the User Interface tab is where optional skins are located. A selection of Skins can be found at http://wiki.mumble.info/wiki/Skins . After downloading and unzipping desired skin or theme; browse to containing folder and select .qss file for application. (Windows default skin folder C:\Program Files (x86)\Mumble\skin)
A Restart of the Mumble client is necessary for complete UI features to be realized.
The Shortcuts tab is where we will set a Push-To-Talk (PTT) hotkey. Please select a key or key pair which is unlikely to be accidentally pressed.
- Mumble allows images to be displayed directly in the chat. If one does not want images to be downloaded, the Network tab is where we will find a setting, under Misc, to ” Disable Image Download”
- The Message tab is where the most changes will be needed in order to have a non-spammy experience on Mumble. Many of the boxes in the message selection array can be unchecked. The one we most likely will want to keep is, “Text Message”, in the console column.
At the bottom is a setting for how many lines of chat to retain. The default is unlimited and may cause memory bloat if not set to a more reasonable maximum.