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Discussion in 'macOS' started by imacintel, Nov 12, 2006.
Do you use Mac OS X Voice Commands? I use it occasionally, when I feel like dealing with an idiot.
I played with it a little bit when I first got my Power Book, but then my Mic stopped working for some reason so I've never used it since. Even if my mic worked I doubt I'd use it - it's pretty pointless.
When I play chess and I'm alone, I do. Otherwise people look at you strangely and mothers cover their children's ears and eyes.
but seriously i tried this at borders book shop and some guy asked me "Why the hell are you talking to your computer?"
After a horrible lawn-mower incident, I lost nine of my fingers shredded in the blades. At least I can still give someone the finger.
I used it a lot around Mac OS 8.6 but not so much anymore. Occasionally, if it's quiet, I can get a lot of things done by making some scripts speakable.
Needs more 'Strine-speak 'fore I'll be buggered messin' with the bastard.
I've played with the Mac's speech input features, and I think I once wrote a speech-processing script, but I have never used it regularly.
I don't really know how well it would work for routine tasks when I'm in a noisy room at work or home.
Plus, I can't imagine using a machine without music playing!
Sometimes, just to show off for friends. It'd be more useful if it didn't seem to slow down my iMac (2GHz G5 w/ 2GB RAM) and close itself all the time. Plus, even with the key word enabled, sometimes it responds to my TV and very loudly announces the time or moves to the bottom of the page. Or opens some random app.
I hear it's better in Leopard, but I didn't get a chance to play with it when I last used it.