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


Dennis Brown
 

When people on this thread talk about running the installer, are you referring to the file
That we download for latest versions, or is there an actual "installerPackage.exe" file?
To disable services, we run
C:\\InstallerPackage.exe /DisableExternalServices
From the run line.
Is there a file named InstallerPackage.exe?
And on that string, the path is C:\\
What directory will it look in?

Thanks,
Dennis T. Brown

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Saturday, July 16, 2022 3:49 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: FS voice assist has access to my microphone and I don't want that

Hi, Gene. They moved it. It used to be in JAWS Settings Center between Voice Aliases and Window Classes. That was in JAWS 2021.

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene Warner
Sent: Saturday, July 16, 2022 12:05 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: FS voice assist has access to my microphone and I don't want that

Thanks! Either my memory is faulty, it might me, or they moved it because I could have sworn that the 'Enable voice assist' option was in the user section of the settings center.

Gene...


On 7/16/2022 2:55 PM, Bill White wrote:
Hi, Gene. This is not true. I am running the latest JAWS update. If I go into JAWS>Utilities>Voice Assistant>Settings, the first check box there is, Enable Voice Assistant. I have it unchecked. It has not been removed.

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Warner
Sent: Saturday, July 16, 2022 10:40 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: FS voice assist has access to my microphone and I don't
want that

I need to correct myself here. Apparently in the last JAWS update,
Freedom Scientific decided to remove the option to disable Sharky. So
if you want to disable it, you'll have to create an
AdditionalSettings.ini file and put it in the same folder where you run the JAWS installer from.

To get information about how to do this run the installer with the
/help command line option.

Gene...



On 7/14/2022 10:23 AM, Gene Warner 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.

Gene...


On 7/14/2022 7:51 AM, Kimber Gardner wrote:
Hello,

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?

Thanks,
Kim





















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