@gez-mycroft, I’m just seeing this now so I’ll try to still skills from the website!
Some skills are currently installing as I write this message and I’ll test accordingly.
I have noticed as of recently that Mycroft doesn’t respond to my voice commands like it used to. My device is a laptop running Kubuntu (has all the latest updates). When using the Mycroft applet for plasma desktop, the Mycroft doesn’t respond as it has it in the past using the “Hey, Mycroft” command.
Now, I have to press the large microphone button or type in requests.
I thought this might be a internal microphone issue, so I used the Audacity application to test to see if something is wrong with my internal microphone; it records my sound, although it is lower than it was about two months ago, when I tested it last.
That said, being that Mycroft can hear me when I press the large microphone button on the applet, I don’t know if this a hardware issue.
I edited this comment to try to be more thorough, so please don’t hesitate to let me know if you need any additional information (and/or whether I should create a new thread for this).