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The number pad plus sign (+) starts Talkatoo

The default settings for the Speechmike/Olympus series use the number pad plus sign.

Due to the way our dictation microphones work, the number pad plus sign now starts dictation.  The number pad is the extra set of numbers found on the far right side of some keyboards.  We are looking at potential solutions to mitigate this.   

In the meantime there are a couple of possible workarounds. 

  1. Press Shift while pressing the numpad+.  This will allow you to use it as expected without activating Talkatoo.

  2. Use the plus sign on the top of the keyboard instead.  It's usually on the equals sign and input by pressing shift and the key. 

    There are 2 more options that are more applicable if you need to use that key extensively, but they limit the functionality of Talkatoo so are not as helpful if you use this key a lot while dictating. 
  3. Unplug your dictation microphone. This will take Talkatoo out of the mode where it is listening for the number pad plus sign. 
  4. Similarly,  you can quit Talkatoo all together.  You can launch it again from the icon on your desktop, and it will start up with your computer next time it's logged out or restarted.