# Custom Actions
Custom actions allow you to configure actions to control Zoom, Teams, Google Meet, and any application with keyboard shortcuts. Even if MuteDeck doesn't currently support a certain action - like raising your hand - out of the box, you can easily use a custom action to get it done!
# Creating Custom Actions
Creating custom actions is easy. Gollow the below steps, or import them from the library . You can also watch the video walkthrough.
- Open the MuteDeck Settings by clicking on the slider icon.
- Navigate to the Custom Actions section and click the Add Action button.
- Select the application you want the action to be available on from the drop-down menu.
- Name the custom action. To make it easily recognizable, it's best to use letters and dashes. For instance: zoom-raise-hand.
- Click the shortcut box and enter the specific keyboard combination you want to use.
- Press the Save button to save the action, and you're good to go!
# Adding Custom Actions from the Library
Instead of manually adding custom actions, you can also import them from the library - which has over 150 actions!
- Open the library by using the
- Custom actions are loaded from mutedeck.com, which could take a second or two.
- Browse through the library, or use the search bar to find the actions you want.
- Click the
Savebutton on the right of an action to save it.
- When you're done, click the
Savebutton in the MuteDeck settings to apply your new custom actions!
Here's a video walk-through:
# Using a single Custom Action in multiple apps
You can use the same Custom Action name for different apps. For example:
- Zoom: raise-hand: Control+Y
- Google Meet: raise-hand: Shift+Command+H
When using the action raise-hand in Stream Deck, MuteDeck will figure out which app is active and send the right shortcut - so you do not have to create multiple buttons for the same action in different apps.
# Active Application
There's an option called Active Application in the drop down. This will send the shortcut to the application window that's active. Any application. Any shortcut. Let that sink in. 😊
So, if MuteDeck does not support your preferred conference call app yet, creating Custom Actions using the Active Application will let you control your calls anyway. It does not have to be limited to call apps. It can be any app and any shortcut. The copy-text action in the above screenshot is a perfect example.
# Using the Custom Actions
Now that you've successfully created your custom actions, it's time to use them with your plugins. Here's how to add your custom action to your Stream Deck:
- Drag the Custom Action action to your button canvas.
- Optionally, update the Title to describe the action.
- Optionally, change the second state icon to describe the action. You can either use custom icons or select from existing Stream Deck Icon Libraries.
- From the Action Name drop-down, choose the custom action you created.
- Test by pressing the button!
Steps 2 and 3 are not necessary, but I suggest you do at least one to easily identify your custom action on your Stream Deck.
Action Name drop-down is instantly populated when you load the action view. If you add a new custom action in MuteDeck while Stream Deck is open, you can temporarily select another action and go back to your custom action to refresh the
Action Name items.
Custom Actions are also available in the Loupedeck and Touch Portal plugins.
# Finding Shortcuts
If you're unsure which shortcut to use for a specific app, here are some direct links to available shortcuts:
- Google Meet (opens new window)
- Microsoft Teams (opens new window)
- Webex (opens new window)
- Zoom (opens new window)