Using the talk function in iVocalize is easy as pressing a key on your keyboard or a click of the mouse.
By default, iVocalize is configured to use the Ctrl key as the Press and Hold talk key. When you press (and hold) the talk key, you are placed into the Talk Queue. If you are first in the queue, then you hear a chirp as your microphone goes live, and the talk bubble appears beside your name.
You can also click the microphone button to latch the talk function instead of holding down the talk key:
You can configure the press and hold talk key by pulling down the File menu as shown here:
Press and hold key selection options are as follows:
- Control – either the right or left Ctrl key will function
- Left Ctrl – only the Left Ctrl key
- Right Ctrl – only the Right Ctrl key
- Shift – either the right or left Shift key will function
- Left Shift – only the Left Shift key
- Right Shift – only the Right Shift key
- Disabled – the press and hold key is disabled. You must click the microphone button to speak.
Press and hold scope selection options are as follows:
- Global – the press and hold key will function no matter what application is in the foreground.
- Application Only – the press and hold key will function only when iVocalize is the foreground application. This is useful if you inadvertently trigger the talk function while multi-tasking in other applications.