Talkingvet macOS Settings Overview

Talkingvet macOS Settings Overview

Here is an overview of the settings in Talkingvet macOS 1.6.x


Local Microphone / Smartphone:

This sets your microphone mode. If set to Local Microphone, You will be dictating directly into your mac using a local microphone such as SpeechMike or built in microphone. If set to Smartphone, the app will wait for you to connect the Talkingvet Mobile Microphone as your microphone

Smartphone Client Name:

This is the name that will be assigned to the desktop client that you will use to connect the Talkingvet Mobile Microphone to. You can change this at any time. Press Return to save any changes.

Recording Behaviour:

This only applies to Local Microphone mode. You can set the default behaviour when recording. Push and Hold requires you to hold down the record button (or hotkey) while dictating and release to stop. Toggle mode allows you to press the record button (or hotkey) once to start recording and press again to stop recording.

Scratchpad/Preview Font Size:

This allows you to change the font size for the text displayed in the Preview Window or the Scratchpad. Note this doesn't affect the text size when transferred to your target window.

All Text To Scratchpad:

This automatically opens the scratchpad when you start dictating. All text dictated will go into the scratchpad regardless of which window is selected.


Microphone Hotkey:

This turns record on or off

Voice Shortcut Hotkey:

This starts recording voice for a voice shortcut command

Scratchpad Transfer Key:

This transfers text from the scratchpad to the selected window

Clipboard History Key:

This opens the Clipboard History window

Shortcut Popup Key:

This opens the Shortcut Popup window


Audio Buffer Size:

This is for troubleshooting only

Shortcut Timeout: 

This sets the recording timeout for voice shortcuts. Once you press the voice shortcuts button, it will record for this amount of time and then process

Transfer Mode:

Changing this is only required if you are dictating into a Microsoft Remote Desktop environment from your Mac.  If you don't set this to Microsoft RDP compatibile, the text won't automatically transfer to the remote window. When you enable this, you will get a prompt telling you to make sure you have the Microsoft Remote Desktop client installed

Use SayIt Button Mapping:

Enable this to use the same SpeechMike and PowerMic button mappings as we used with SayIt. You can find the key mapping here.

Use Websockets:

This is enabled by default and should be left on unless instructed to change. This uses websockets technology when using the Talkingvet Mobile Microphone for the best user experience and performance.

Enable Clipboard History:

This is enabled by default and saves the last 10 dictations you have done allowing you to re-insert previous dictations if necessary

Last Target Polling:

This is used for the Clipboard History and Shortcut History popup. It is enabled by default and what this does is allows you to choose the text transfer target anytime prior to inserting a clipboard history entry or shortcut popup entry. If this is disabled, these windows will automatically transfer the text into the window that was selected prior to opening the clipboard history or Shortcut popup window.
Transfer Delay:

User Info:

This is just an information screen aside from the Talkingvet Mobile Microphone setup area. If you are in Smartphone mode, you can install Talkingvet Mobile and then automatically log in to the mobile app by opening the camera on your iPhone (or QR reader) and scanning the QR code. It will launch the mobile app and log you in automatically.

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