C2D iMac Speech Recognition Partly Dysfunctional

Discussion in 'iMac' started by DavidCar, Oct 14, 2006.

  1. DavidCar macrumors 6502a

    Jan 19, 2004
    I'm toying with getting my iMac to respond to "What time is it?" etc. It works fine in other user accounts, but doesn't work in the main account. The "configure" option shows it is recognizing "What time is it?" but there is no speakable items folder, and importing a speakable items folder from another account doesn't work. Nothing shows up in the commands window in the main account, but it works fine in the other accounts.

    Anyone else with this problem?
  2. rogersmj macrumors 68020


    Sep 10, 2006
    Indianapolis, IN
    I don't know much about user accounts in OS X, so I haven't tried any other accounts, but I was just starting to mess around with it the other day too. It worked well for some things -- I liked being able to tell iTunes to start up and play from the other side of the room, for example -- but it's buggy as hell. It would randomly stop listening, or get locked in some sort of infinite loop where it thought it was constantly receiving a command. Or it would simply shut itself off and I would have to go back into System Preferences and turn it back on. So it's cool, but essentially it's completely useless to me.
  3. DavidCar thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 19, 2004
    Thanks for the note. Doesn't sound encouraging.
  4. polevault139 macrumors 6502

    Sep 24, 2006
    I've been using the voice recognition for about a week now and i have only had a few small problems. When I told it to tell me a joke it would get halfway through and stop. Once I turned Speech Recognition off then on again it worked fine. I also had problems with the listening key, I have had much better luck making a keyword to say before each command and it seems to work much better.
  5. DavidCar thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 19, 2004
    Mine was doing fine with jokes in a separate user account. I've got it set to respond to "Computer" then keep listening for 15 seconds. It just seems to be incompletely installed in the main account.

    and I agree, this C2D iMac is totally awesome.

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