That's one significant problem...Speech Recognition does not work with all programs equally well. With both Trillian and Firefox, for instance, whenever I say a phrase it pops up with a box giving me possible matches. #1 is almost always it, but I must say "One, Enter" after every phrase. Internet Explorer and Windows Live Messenger, on the other hand, have no such problem. In addition, in the former programs if I say "Delete problem" it will say 'command not available' but in the latter programs it will find and delete the word "problem" without one. I understand it's in part because Microsoft focused on ensuring its compatibility with other Microsoft products, the priority focus, it truly limits its functionality. I've heard rumors that will be addressed, at least somewhat, in SP1, and I hope it's true.
I like to use third party chat clients like trillian, but I'm having trouble getting vista's speech recognition to input text correctly into the text box. I thought that this might be a problem with trillian, so I found an alternative: pigeon. The problem remains.
If I put the cursor in the text box (where you type what you want to communicate) and say "press H" sure enough, an H is outputted, but when I say hello I get a "what was that" type of error.
I'll type the word hello and then say "select hello" to convince it that is supposed to be working in this text box. It's tells me that "this command is not available now".
If anyone has the ability to test this on their system I would be interested to know if the problem is only on my end? I have thoroughly poured through all of the configuration options within both clients and the control panel and found nothing to configure this type of thing. Thanks for any input!