I tend to just use the chat box to talk to Kari. I don't have my speakers on as I find her voice rather unemotional. Problem is sometimes half of what she says to me is lost as her chat-box is too small. Is there a way of making her chat box bigger so all her text is displayed?
I have occasionally done the same if I am in areas where I can't have the audio up. There is a chat log that can be opened up in a separate window that will allow you to see the entire contents of the conversation, including what's said as it's said.
If her voice bothers you, it is possible to install new ones. I have an Ivona voice I'm very happy with. Acapella & Cepstral make good ones too. You can go to their websites & listen if interested. :)
What happens sometime is that some people's screen resolution is on the small size so Kari will shrink her chat window and include it within the larger window. All you need to do is to go Menu and choose ->Detach Chat Window. The chat window that pops up will be 4 times larger than the inside chat form.