FIX: Ventrilo 2.3.0 and Vista Press-to-Talk Fix
Over the past few months, I’ve “tolerated” an inconsistant bug with Ventrilo and Vista—the inability to use my press-to-talk (PTT) key while in another window, like EverQuest 2. I would constantly alt-tab in and out of the game, which made raid leading an… experience in button smashing. Last night, I stumbled upon a couple of forum posts that list a few fixes:
It lists three things to check:
- Set Ventrilo to “Run as administrator”
- Set Ventrilo to emulate Windows XP SP2.
- Set your game, EQ2, to “Ignore Windows Hotkey”
For me, the winner was #1, setting it to run as an administrator. #2 and #3, tried both separately and together, did not resolve the issue; however, #1 separately does. Just seems odd. I have to run EQ2 as administrator, Ventrilo, Visual Studio… UAC is defeated a BIT by just automagically turning “run as administrator” on for every program. <shrug />