moderated Re: FS voice assist has access to my microphone and I don't want that

Dan Longmore

Voice assist is very common. Keeps JAWS current and also is a nice feature for some tasks being hands free or even quicker. Especially good for those who have medical or other issues that hinder typing.


-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Kimber Gardner
Sent: Thursday, July 14, 2022 10:57 AM
Subject: Re: FS voice assist has access to my microphone and I don't want that

Thanks, that’s good to know. I’m curious why an app like Jaws needs a voice assistant at all.

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On Jul 14, 2022, at 10:23 AM, Gene Warner <genewarner3@...> wrote:

If you are referring to Sharky, in the settings center there is a setting to disable Sharky.

Until I started installing JAWS with all external services disabled, it was one of the first things I would do.


On 7/14/2022 7:51 AM, Kimber Gardner wrote:
I recently started seeing a message that says the freedom scientific
voice assistant has access to my microphone. I didn't think too much
of it until my laptop responded randomly to ambient sound when I was
nowhere near the keyboard.
I can see in settings how to turn off all access to the mic, but
there are some apps I want to have access. Jaws is not one of them,
but I don't see a checkbox to disable it. Can someone help?

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