When worn in the active position, these noise blocking headphones will suppress all local chat and optionally IM messages. The wearer will remain free to talk but won't be able to hear any answers.
In inactive mode, the buttons are not available.
In active mode, anyone but the wearer of the headphones can press the buttons on each sides of the headset.
Pressing the temporary microphone button and allow the wearer to hear local chat for a limited amount of time. The button will turn green and a circular timer will start to tick down as soon as it detects that no avatar is speaking.
If the timer runs out, the button will go back red and block local chat again. Anyone can click the button before the timer runs out in order to immediately turn off the temporary microphone.
Pressing the IM Toggle button will enable and disable the ability to receive Instant messages. If for some reason you do not wish to allow people to restrict your IM capabilities, You can disable this feature.
The headphones have two positions:
The headphone position can be toggled by clicking anywhere on the frame.
They can be locked in either positions:
The headphones automatically save the position they are put in for both possible positions, if you would like to fine tune their position, simply click the frame to toggle the desired state (active/inactive) and move the headphones in place. The system will remember the active and inactive position independently.
Within the headphone inventory, there are two special configuration flags that can be adjusted by renaming the following notecards.
Rename this notecard to enable/disable the IM blocking feature.
By default the IM button on the side of the headphones can be toggled by others at any time.
An optional hover text indication has been added to the headphones to indicate to others when you can or cannot hear local chat.