Use this tab to set various e-Speaking options. View a Flash Demo
of this function.
- Key to Toggle On/Off Allows the use of a pre-defined key to toggle the microphone on and off. Check the box to have e-Speaking prompt you for which key you wish to use. This would be the most frequently used attention mode for general users.
- Key Push to Talk Allows the use of a pre-defined key that must be pressed in order to activate the microphone. Once the key is released, the microphone turns off. Check the box to have e-Speaking prompt you for which key you wish to use. This mode would be useful in situations where there could be a high level of random background noise and you don't want the computer to respond to any commands unless you are at the keyboard pressing the "Push to Talk" key.
- Listen for Command Allows the use of a pre-defined voice keyword that must be spoken in order to get the computer's attention. Once the keyword was spoken, the computer will listen for voice commands for a pre-defined attention span of 10 to 60 seconds. I find this Attention Mode to be similar to giving a name to your computer. For example, you could set the Attention keyword to the name: "Vicky". Then, whenever you gave that command, Vicky would respond by saying "Yes" and would have your attention for a set period of time. This Attention mode would be useful in situations where there is no keyboard (a home theatre PC) or where you seldom use voice commands.