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Control Skype Calls with Bluetooth Headset Button in Linux

Jul 12, 2010, 17:36 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Shantanu Goel)

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for this link. ]

"Skype on linux works great but the problem that I faced was that it does not handle the buttons on the bluetooth headsets. My wife uses skype to call into her work related conference calls and was pretty frustrated that she had to keep sitting in front of my laptop (her laptop didn't allow to install skype) just to switch mute on and off. So, I whipped up this little trick to do so. Here is how:

"1. First I looked at the skype API (pretty simple, based on dbus). Also found a sample script somewhere that allowed to answer and hang up calls through skype API."

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