There is a new optional Voice First Look viewer available! You can download it here. We’ve made a lot of changes based on your feedback over the past few weeks, particularly to the voice user interface and the Communicate window.
We’ve added ability to hide and show the Participants List in the Communicate window, changed the icon on the Push-to-Talk button, and added new icons in the Participants List. Speaking of the Participants List, it now defaults to closed, and opens after voice has been engaged. You can also open or close it at any time. Finally, text from objects can now be muted in the Participants List in the Communicate window.
By popular demand, you can now accept incoming voice calls in one click instead of two (i.e., by clicking only the Accept button instead of the Accept button + Call). Voice UI elements are grayed out until voice is enabled in the viewer, which has been a significant request from those of you who love voice and those of you who don’t. The Say, Shout, and Send IM buttons are also grayed out when there is no input text.
New keyboard shortcuts have also been implemented. Ctrl-T toggles the Communicate window, Ctrl-W closes the selected tab the Communicate window, Ctrl-H goes to Near Me (Chat History), and Ctrl-F goes to My Friends.
We thank you again for all of the feedback that led us to make these changes, and encourage you to continue to provide bug submissions and UI requests at Voice Jira (link corrected, thanks Drew Dwi!).
Relatedly, there is also a new Beta version of Voice available for download here.