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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  
 Zoom, Skype, etc.   - Lunis Orcutt - 03/23/2020 06:54 PM  
 Zoom, Skype, etc.   - Grandslam - 03/23/2020 11:48 PM  
 Zoom, Skype, etc.   - Ag - 03/24/2020 05:10 PM  
 Zoom, Skype, etc.   - Mav - 04/21/2020 06:20 AM  
 Zoom, Skype, etc.   - monkey8 - 04/21/2020 11:48 AM  
 Zoom, Skype, etc.   - missink - 04/21/2020 02:08 AM  
 Zoom, Skype, etc.   - mcall - 10/12/2020 11:02 PM  
 Zoom, Skype, etc.   - Lunis Orcutt - 10/13/2020 02:16 PM  
 Zoom, Skype, etc.   - mcall - 10/16/2020 11:03 AM  
 Zoom, Skype, etc.   - Lunis Orcutt - 10/16/2020 02:16 PM  
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Originally posted by: Ag 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.



That is not possible and it doesn't happen so you are confusing yourself somewhere. "Microphone Off" and "Stop Listening" Dragon commands do nothing to the audio hardware (Windows sound system) and do not affect other applications when in sleep mode or microphone off mode. They are software switches within Dragon which is why it is very easy to use an application like Skype and Dragon at the same time. Basically write a voice command to answer the Skype voice call and turn off the Dragon microphone at the same time either by putting it in sleep mode or microphone off mode (red icon).


Many applications that do use a Mute function do actually mute the microphone on the Windows sound system audio hardware and thus affect other applications (as explained by Mav above and zoom maybe one of them, don't know never tried muting microphone with it, but under no circumstances does Dragon do this).  Dragon does get involved with adjusting microphone recording levels in the Windows sound system/audio hardware when setting up microphones (and even occasionally when you have the "automatically adjust microphone" setting on) but not with those commands.


Speechstart+ wouldn't work if "microphone off" or "stop listening" actually muted the microphone on the windows audio system. The initial reason I created Speechstart+ was to stop Dragon waking up from sleep mode when speaking on a Skype call. That is "wake up" or "stop listening" can easily be "heard" (usually incorrectly) by Dragon when you are engaging in normal conversation on a Skype call (enter havoc&hellip whereas the Speechstart+ "microphone on" command is far more robust and should never get triggered unless you actually say "microphone on".




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