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Topic Title: Headset button to control microphone in DMO
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Created On: 12/17/2020 01:44 AM
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 Headset button to control microphone in DMO   - jacklenin - 12/17/2020 01:44 AM  
 Headset button to control microphone in DMO   - Mav - 12/17/2020 02:58 AM  
 Headset button to control microphone in DMO   - bpwrightwv - 12/17/2020 04:27 PM  
 Headset button to control microphone in DMO   - Ag - 12/17/2020 04:40 PM  
 Headset button to control microphone in DMO   - Ag - 12/17/2020 04:29 PM  
 Headset button to control microphone in DMO   - Lunis Orcutt - 12/17/2020 10:27 PM  
 Headset button to control microphone in DMO   - jacklenin - 02/16/2021 11:26 PM  
 Headset button to control microphone in DMO   - Mav - 02/17/2021 02:13 AM  
 Headset button to control microphone in DMO   - Osteoman - 03/25/2021 05:10 PM  
 Headset button to control microphone in DMO   - monkey8 - 04/17/2021 04:03 AM  
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 12/17/2020 01:44 AM
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jacklenin
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Hi DMO users. I am looking for advice on whether there are any headsets with buttons that can be made to control the microphone state in DMO ver 2020.4. A sort-of-works option is to use a headset mute button while leaving Dragon's mic icon green, but does anyone have a better solution? I mostly have access to Jabra headsets. Thanks.

 12/17/2020 02:58 AM
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Mav
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Hi!

AFAIK there is not a single headset with button support for DMO.

Almost all handheld microphones with buttons can be used, but with a headset the use case is different:

When you wear a headset, your hands are free and usually on the keyboard and/or mouse. If you want to press any buttons on your headset (or even worse: somewhere on the cable), you have to move your hand a long way to the buttons, which is not very efficient.

 

My suggestion is to use a keyboard shortcut for toggling the microphone on and off (by default, NUM+ does this).

 

hth,

mav

 12/17/2020 04:27 PM
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bpwrightwv
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Or,could you just say "go to sleep" to suspend the mic, and "wake up" to turn it back on? Works in the practice edition.
 12/17/2020 04:40 PM
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Originally posted by: bpwrightwv Or,could you just say "go to sleep" to suspend the mic, and "wake up" to turn it back on? Works in the practice edition.

 

Many of us have found that "go to sleep"  can lead to veery bad performance, both  real-time stalls  and poor recognition quality. Posts elsewhere on the site explain that while sleeping, Dragon must nevertheless be listening for the wake up" command, and much buffering of sound can queue up, producing delays.

 

 

 



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Many gamer headsets have buttons, but I did not find any such headsets that were good for using Dragon.


I wear a media remote on my wrist that has the buttons to turn the Dragon microphone on or off.


the one I am currently wearing has five buttons, although I can only use three via AutoHotKey, the media buttons. Overwriting the volume up/down buttons and AutoHotKey is global and you don't want to do that. there is a way to get around that limitation, but I have not coded it up yet.

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 12/17/2020 10:27 PM
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The headset button is not a real option and the Dragon go to sleep command can be problematic; especially when you're on the phone. Consider SpeechStart+ which includes the only Microphone On command. Dragon already includes a microphone off command but it cannot listen for Microphone On for obvious reasons. SpeechStart+ has this capability because it includes its own speech engine which can only listen for Microphone On. When I see the Big Haired Lady coming towards me, I know it's bad news and I don't mess around with half measures like go to sleep. It's full Monty microphone off time. When she leaves, I kick work back into high gear with Microphone On. I'm not disabled; just lazy efficient.

 

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 02/16/2021 11:26 PM
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jacklenin
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Thanks all for these (old) replies. Go to sleep and wake up are shown in some Nuance documentation as being available, but these commands don't function in our DMO. I'll try SpeechStart+, thanks Lunis.



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Go to sleep and wake up are for DPI/DMPE/DPG/DLG only!

DMO is a totally different product and does not support all the features of "regular" Dragon.

With DMO there's no microphone sleep mode, but toggling the microphone using a hotkey is available in both.

hth,

mav

 03/25/2021 05:10 PM
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I have found the best way is to make one of the buttons on your mouse function as your mic on/off switch. Works great and highly efficient. I use a gaming mouse with 13 buttons and they all control something. One controls the mic.

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 04/17/2021 04:03 AM
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Just to clarify what Mav has said above, there is no "wake up" or "go to sleep" command with DMO or DPA/DLA. Our standard Speechstart+ program which Lunis has suggestedwill do nothing with DMO/DPA/DLA but if you contact us using the signature below we can supply a version of speechstart+ for controlling your microphone from the off state with DMO/DPA/DLA, starting or restarting DMO/DPA/DLA by voice, closing down or restarting windows by voice without using DMO or Dragon e.g. if DMO or Dragon were locked up.



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