I cannot get the VC microphone to open voice computer on My Desktop. I have a feeling that it has something to do with the path to open up the program (?). Can you recommend anything for me? The microphone works just fine on my laptop.
First, when you boot up your system is the VC microphone icon in the system tray (systray)?
Second, if it is, and before launching Dragon, what happens if you say “VoiceComputer controls” (remembering that it’s controls-plural not control-singular).
Third, if it isn’t, click on the VC microphone icon on the desktop (shortcut). This will put it in the system tray (systray) and then try again using the above command.
VoiceComputer knows where everything is based on your installation because it prompts you as to where your VoiceComputer folder is located. If you accept the default, it knows that. If you change the default location, then VoiceComputer knows where you stored that folder. That is, wherever VoiceComputer is installed shouldn’t make any difference.
Regardless of any of the above, the real test is can you open the VoiceComputer Startup/Shutdown utility using the appropriate commands without having Dragon loaded. If you can, are you having a problem with turning the microphone on and off. Remember, “microphone off” is a Dragon command. For the VC microphone you can say, “microphone on”, “toggle microphone” or “microphone toggle”. The latter isn’t listed in the commands but does work. On my Windows 7 32-bit test machine, the only one that works for me is “microphone toggle”.
Let me know if you’re still having problems.
I thought that the command was ‘VoiceComputer control centre’, which is what I use, successfully.
Thank you so much, Viv,
I’m glad that worked. I had to do some research to find out which holiday you were referring to. It seems quite amusing that you have a public holiday called ‘Labour Day’ when most of the population will be doing anything apart from labouring for money. As you can guess from the spelling I am in the UK and not the US, but as I am retired every day is a holiday.
I did not suggest renaming the VoiceComputer icon on your desktop to ‘VoiceComputer control centre’, just that that is the command which should open the control centre to allow you to restart speech, shut it down or shut down your computer. My icon on my desktop is ‘VC microphone’, but if I give the command ‘VoiceComputer control centre’ then this opens up the control centre for me.
As the command is supposed to be a command to Windows Speech Recognition, (WSR), to open VC then maybe the problem is with WSR. Sorry you are having this problem, and that I cannot offer any suggestions to solve the problem.
I wasn’t renaming the icon, just trying all the different iterations of the command to get it to work. Hopefully the next version will fix the problem. I really don’t like talking to the computer. but my carpal tunnel is telling me I have to. I’ve been computing since the 1970s and it is just so much easier to let my fingers do the walking. I have to laugh because I don’t think the current generation knows what yellow pages are, and certainly wouldn’t make the connection from the early yellow pages ad.
Thanks, Ron. By the way, I like the new numbers system. Haven’t tried the new super numbers yet, but I’ll get there.