Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ktalebian, Dec 25, 2007.

  1. ktalebian macrumors regular

    Dec 25, 2007
    Hi, I have this voice recognition enabled, but it does not work. I hold "esc" and say "what time is it?" and then let go of the button. It shows that voice is going into a mic, but nothing happens. Why? (My computer is a Mac Pro 10.5 )
  2. thesdx macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2007
    The speech recognition built into Mac OS X is terrible. I don't think it's been updated much since Mac OS 8 (1997-ish) and uses old technology.
  3. ktalebian thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 25, 2007
  4. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
    ?? Have you tried it? It works decently, and it has definitely been updated since the Classic OS days. Actually it works quite decently.

    You don't hold the ESC key, just press once, after 20 seconds you'll have to press again. And depending on the option you have setup you might have to say the Computer's name first. "computer, what time is it?".
  5. ktalebian thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 25, 2007
    It does not work!
    I press ESC once, and then say "What time is it" (I have checked off the "computer" thing), and then nothing happens. And I did what you said; pressed it once, said "What time is it?" and pressed it again 20seconds afterwards. but nothing happens!

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