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Topic Title: Zoom, Skype, etc.
Topic Summary: Any incompatibilities, problems when using DPI 15?
Created On: 03/23/2020 04:58 PM
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 Zoom, Skype, etc.   - JackyV - 03/23/2020 04:58 PM  
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 Zoom, Skype, etc.   - mcall - 10/12/2020 11:02 PM  
 Zoom, Skype, etc.   - Lunis Orcutt - 10/13/2020 02:16 PM  
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The main problem I have had is that I want to use the same headset/mic for both speech/Dragon/KB and conferencing (e.g. Zoom).


Some apps, like Zoom, by default mute themselves if you mute Dragon, e.g. if you say "stop listening" or "microphone off" to Dragon. Or, similar, unmute themselves if you unmute your headset on the headset itself, to talk to Dragon.


(I was in a Google Hangout Meet yesterday, and afterwards realized that much of my conversation had been dictated into OneNote. I could swear that I had manually hit "microphone off" for Dragon, but perhaps not.)


Recently I found a Zoom option that decouples Zoom mute/unmute from the mute/unmute on your headset (which is often tied to mute/unmute at the PC).  ... I will add to this post if I can recall whedre this option is.


Unfortunately, this means that you have to manually keep two or three mute buttons in sync. Or, rather, you have to ensure that Dragon mute and Zoom mute are exclusive, and remember to unmute yourself at the OS or in your headset if you want to talk to either app.


I have NOT found a really smooth way of switching between separate voice using apps, that does not result in multiple mute confusion.  Heck, I bought my headset because it can supposedly switch seamlessly between phone and PC - but even that is unreliable (mainly because I want to switch between smartphone used as a computer itself using the phone's own speech recognition when using it, and PC - not so much voice calls.)






I had such a problem in a meeting this morning:

I was one of a large audience.

Was wearing my Sennheiser headset, connected to Dragon.

Zoom meeting app running, with sound output and input to devices completely separate from my Sennheiser headset (the speaker in mike in my laptop).

I sometimes try to get this to work so that I can take voice notes while the meeting is going on - my voice muted to the meeting, but unmuted to Dragon.  (Although in this case it just happened because I am migrating off a dead PC, and haven't settled down on my sound device configuration.)

However, this morning when I pressed the physical unmute button on my headset, it unjuted me to the entire meeting. Even though my headset was not Zoom's sound input.



DPG15.6 (also DPI 15.3) + KB, Sennheiser MB Pro 1 UC ML, BTD 800 dongle, Windows 10 Pro, MS Surface Book 3, Intel Core i7-1065G7 CPU @ 1.3/1.5GHz (4 cores, 8 logical, GPU=NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 with Max-Q Design.

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