On Arch Linux with Gnome 3.14, the microphone is disabled by default. So every time I need to use Skype I need to open Sound settings and enable the mic.

How do I enable the mic so that it's available for Skype, etc when necessary?


I found a simple solution to this issue.

I simple installed the pavucontrol package. Once I rebooted, the microphone was enabled by default.

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