Push to Talk in discord cutting out - OS Windows 11

Recently upgraded my pc from Windows 10 to Windows 11 (in place upgrade) things were ok or so I thought. While talking to my friends in discord they kept telling me my mic was cutting out. Using voice activation works but I prefer PTT. PTT still works flawlessly on a separate Windows 10 machine. I have tried the following steps to resolve the issue. I tried different PTT buttons, it doesn't make a difference. After that I ran the following in windows 11 sfc /scannow (and press Enter) Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth Tried Disabling Exclusive Mode in Sound Settings: - Right-click on the sound/volume icon in the taskbar and select 'Sounds'. - Go to the 'Recording' tab, right-click on your microphone, and select 'Properties'. - Under the 'Advanced' tab, uncheck the boxes for 'Allow applications to take exclusive control of this device' and 'Give exclusive mode applications priority'. - Click 'Apply' and then 'OK'. Tried to Adjust Privacy Settings: - Go to 'Settings' > 'Privacy & Security' > 'Microphone'. - Ensure that access to the microphone is allowed for apps and that Discord is specifically allowed to access the microphone. Tried Modifying Discord's Power Settings: - In Discord, disable 'High Packet Priority' in 'Voice & Video' settings. This can sometimes interfere with network-dependent features like PTT. Tried Running Discord in Compatibility Mode: - Right-click on the Discord shortcut, go to 'Properties'. - Under the 'Compatibility' tab, check the box for 'Run this program in compatibility mode for:', and select 'Windows 8'. - Also, check 'Run this program as an administrator'. - Click 'Apply' then 'OK'. I am just curious if anyone else has had this issue and resolved it. My next step is a reinstall of the OS.
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HunterAP
HunterAPβ€’3mo ago
I have just recently had the same issue, and this is how I resolved it For context, the issue for me came from having PTT set in the settings Voice & Video -> Push to Talk and setting a key for it in this menu. I'm not sure how to remove the keybinding for it (whereas you can do that in the settings Keybinds menu) I did a clean uninstall of discord as specified here: https://support.discord.com/hc/en-us/articles/115004307527--Windows-Corrupt-Installation I know it says i's for corrupt installs on windows, but the instructions are the same tl;dr 1. Quit discord from the system icon tray 2. Make a backup of and then delete the %AppData%/Discord folder 3. Make a backup of and then delete the %LocalAppData%/Discord folder 4. Download the Discord installer and run it, sign back into your account 5. Before you go to assign a PTT key, set the keybind only in the Keybinds menu and NOT in the Voice & Video -> Push to Talk. You do have to set your voice mode to PTT in the Voice & Video -> Push to Talk menu, but you should not be setting a keybind for it there And that's it I tried it without a clean install and Discord would use my previous settings which retains the old PTT keybind setting in the Voice & Video -> Push to Talk menu, which is the source of the issue
Nav
Navβ€’3mo ago
you are a steely eyed missile man I can't thank you enough. This legit resolved the issue it was the most annoying bug in discord that only happens on windows 11 and not my windows 10 box. I taped my PTT button down and its been live for the past 30 mins
HunterAP
HunterAPβ€’3mo ago
Glad I could help! I went through this exact issue and it was such a pain in the ass for over a week before I figured it out, happy to be able to help someone else with the same issue