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Use speakable items to control Exposé
Authored by: Arif on Aug 17, '04 12:55:15PM

do you find speakable items reaiable enough to use? for me, almost always the action will take place upon the 2nd or 3rd call. Which, if all i'm replacing is whacking the F9 F10 or F11 keys may seem like more of a hinderance than a hint. instead, i'll be more likely doing this: (and you'd probably wan't to use a key command to signal the start of regognition)...

• Hit button to activate recognition
• "Show windows" (hooray, first time luck)
• Hit button to activate recognition
• "Switch to text edit" (nope)
• Hit button to activate recognition
• "Switch to text edit" (hmm... maybe if i say it a little slower)
• Hit button to activate recognition
• "Switch to text edit"
• Hit button to activate recognition
• "Show windows" (*censored* sake!)
• Hit button to activate recognition
• "Show windows".

When instead the same thing can be done using:

• F9 (or whatever it is)
• Tab
• F9



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Use speakable items to control Exposé
Authored by: asher on Aug 17, '04 01:15:54PM

You can adjust Speakable to not require the activation key for each spoken command. Of course key strokes are easier, if you have fingers that work, much harder with a mouth stick.
And if you have a camera attached to a laptop in a blind next to the eagle's nest and you are a ways off with another laptop, the two connected via airport wireless, while holding binoculars watching the nest, it's nice to be able to speak into a boom mike on a headset and say, 'take the picture.'



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Use speakable items to control Exposé
Authored by: roncross@cox.net on Aug 17, '04 01:38:31PM

I do find it reliable. There is a way to adjust the input controls so that you get a reliable outcome. What I find is that some words work better than others.

For example, the computer will recognize the word "dictionary" a lot easier than it will recognize the word "dict".

It will recognize the phrase "Swith windows" a lot easier than "Expose windows". That is why the switch command is used so often in the command preference window.

If you find that a word is unreliable, then play around with some other words. The computer seems to like words that begin and end in s. But depending on your speech, it may prefer one sound over the other. All I can say is to test it and find the sounds your computer likes best.

thx
RLC

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rlc



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Use speakable items to control Exposé
Authored by: PancakeMan on Aug 17, '04 01:47:37PM
It will recognize the phrase "Swith windows" a lot easier than "Expose windows".

Ohhhhh! Faking a lisp! Hadn't thought of that. Lethee here... :-)

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