Windows 10: Cortana not istening to microphone.

Discus and support Cortana not istening to microphone. in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; Tried to set up Cortana to recognize my voice but it keeps on saying that Computer is not listening. [img] Microphone (Analog, connected to the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by CountMike, Sep 21, 2016.

  1. CountMike New Member

    Cortana not istening to microphone.


    Tried to set up Cortana to recognize my voice but it keeps on saying that Computer is not listening.

    Cortana not istening to microphone. [​IMG]

    Microphone (Analog, connected to the back) works of course, applications like Skype hear it just fine, boost is on to maximum and it shows volume in Cortana tests.
    Please disregard second picture.

    :)
     
    CountMike, Sep 21, 2016
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  2. Recommended Microphones that work well with Cortana

    I understand using Hey Cortana works only as great as the microphone you are using. Microsoft is recommending a "good" microphone.

    Can anyone recommend some good quality desktop microphones that are working well with Cortana

    and the "hey Cortana" feature?

    Thank you
     
    ScottL1973, Sep 21, 2016
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  3. Shoejunk Win User
    "Hey Cortana" is turned off while you're using a bluetooth microphone

    When you go into Cortana's settings with a Bluetooth microphone, it says '"Hey Cortana" is turned off while you're using a Bluetooth microphone'. This is true for all Bluetooth microphones. To reproduce the issue, just connect one and go to Cortana's settings
    to see the issue. Yes, you can use Cortana by pressing the button, but the issue is that it will not respond to "Hey Cortana". The question is, is there somehow a way to get around this to allow Windows to respond to "Hey Cortana" when using a Bluetooth microphone?
     
    Shoejunk, Sep 21, 2016
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  4. dalchina New Member

    Cortana not istening to microphone.

    Hi, presumably before that screen the green bar is moving reflecting the sound being picked up...
    =
    Amusingly - worryingly? - when it came to reading the Peter talks to his computer.... text, this time I happened to say
    'Gobbledygook, Gobbledygook, Gobbledygook'.
    Result?

    Cortana not istening to microphone. [​IMG]

    Thought I'd throw that in for light relief while you wait for a real answer..

    Meanwhile have you tried this:
    In recording devices ---> properties ---> enhancements, check the box that says disable all sound effects.
    Cortana may then start hearing you.

    or seen
    windows 10 - Cortana cannot hear me - But my microphone works fine everywhere else - Super User
     
    dalchina, Sep 21, 2016
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  5. CountMike New Member
    Heavy British accent maybe ? Live in Peckham ? Loved how Del-boy talked.
     
    CountMike, Sep 21, 2016
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  6. dalchina New Member
    Real suggestions in amended post above.

    My British accent is RP- my Chinese dean really approved. I'd have hoped for some speech recognition in the setup. And everything is set for the UK.

    (MS's lack of thought for exceptions is also shown if I say
    'Hey Cortana play some music'
    It then gives me an error message after opening Groove... I don't use Groove, so no music configured)
     
    dalchina, Sep 21, 2016
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  7. CountMike New Member
    OK, just tried only thing I didn't try from all those remedies, the "Give exclusive rights to device" but still same thing.
     
    CountMike, Sep 21, 2016
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  8. dalchina New Member

    Cortana not istening to microphone.

    Is it the same if you log in as a different user? (You know the routine...*chuckle - have you tried it?)
    - and did you actually try a different microphone-- weird I know, but one suggestion in the above was that...
     
    dalchina, Sep 21, 2016
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  9. CountMike New Member
    No, didn't try that, I don't have any other users but this, regular Admin account.
     
    CountMike, Sep 21, 2016
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  10. dalchina New Member
    Ok, create one for test purposes.
    - and did you actually try a different microphone-- weird I know, but one suggestion in the above was that...
     
    dalchina, Sep 21, 2016
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  11. CountMike New Member
    No, didn't try another mic, don't know why would that be a problem, I'll try to find another one although this one is very sensitive, in Skype I have to keep it on low side.
     
    CountMike, Sep 21, 2016
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  12. dalchina New Member
    dalchina, Sep 21, 2016
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  13. CountMike New Member

    Cortana not istening to microphone.

    Yes, works there too. I think I got stuck with a deaf Cortana. I thought I was the only one here.
     
    CountMike, Sep 21, 2016
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  14. dalchina New Member
    Hi.. do you mean Cortana responds in the new account?

    (Probably a plugin called 'Earplugs' *Biggrin)
     
    dalchina, Sep 21, 2016
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  15. CountMike New Member
    Nope, just made another administrator acc. and same thing. Hunting another mic but doubt outcome. Only maybe with a USB mic but don't have any of those. Oh, just remembered, have a Skype phone on USB somewhere.
    EDIT:
    Tried Skype phone, USB, works lousy mic but works in Skype and everywhere else but Cortana listens to me as much as my GF does.
    Wander if I should set up voice recognition first.
     
    CountMike, Apr 5, 2018
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