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Is there a way to set it so my camera does not come on by default immediately when I place a call? When I click a contact in the new Hangouts popup in Chrome or in Gmail, I have a button that says Video Call. I used to be able to just do a voice call.


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migrated from superuser.com May 23 '13 at 17:21

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I have a non-technological solution to this problem: I place a Post-It note on the back of the lid, and fold over enough of the non-sticky part of it over the bezel, up over the top of the lid, and on so that it covers the lens. Once I'm ready to be seen on-camera, I flip it over to reveal the lens.

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Amazing! Just what I needed! – Druvision Dec 30 '13 at 20:25

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