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Doesn't understand me...
Authored by: signals on Jan 16, '03 12:00:57PM

Ok, I've followed the directions, enabled speech control, and gotten the round microphone window. I can hold down Esc and speak into my powerbook's internal microphone and the green bars bounce and I get the arrows by the microphone in the round window. I've tried "What time is it?" "Open Sherlock." and a whole slew of others. It is obviously detecting that I'm speaking to it, it just doesn't seem to understand any of my commands.

Could this be because I have a faily deep speaking voice or something? Or am I just doing something wrong?

-Signals



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Doesn't understand me...
Authored by: davidcrickett on Jan 16, '03 01:46:12PM
Have you tried System preferences/Speech/Listening(tab)/volume(button). Here you can rehearse to see if speech gets your message, and adjust the volume, too. Remember, you can also set the prefs to 'key toggles listening on/off' and name: 'Fred' (duh!) and name is:'required 15 seconds after last command', then you don't have to press any button before speaking, you can just say 'Fred' and the command. See Talk to your Mac for further explanation. I can talk my Mac through anything. See, no hands! :-)

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Doesn't understand me...
Authored by: davidcrickett on Jan 16, '03 01:55:19PM

Oh, and one more thing... ;-) Your internal microphone may not be the best one. I've tried with mine, and it didn't work out very well. It picked up a lot of noise from the computer, it sounded like I was speaking sitting in a Lancaster over Germany 1942. Get an eternal mike, and you're up and running, I'm using my sons cheap everyday pc microphone.



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