Good news about Dragon and Firefox 15.3
Last spring I wrote a blogpost about the fact that it was possible to use Dragon to click links in Firefox once more. For a while, the compatibility between the Firefox browser and Dragon had been totally broken. Now it was possible to click links by voice.
Unfortunately, the experience for dictation in Firefox was still not good. In order to have good compatibility for dictation in text field in the Internet browser, you need a feature called Full Text Control in Dragon.
If Full Text Control is not available, you can’t select individual words by voice. It’s also not possible to insert the cursor between specific words in a single voice command.
Dictation in Firefox works again!
The best discoveries come from the best questions: I recently was asked about Dragon not working in Firefox. This prompted me to investigate compatibility between Dragon and Firefox once more.
To my excitement I discovered that it is currently possible to have Full Text Control with Firefox – which means a rich dictation experience – if you have the extension.
I should add that I have tested this with Dragon Professional Individual 15.3. It may not work with other versions of Dragon. In the video below, I will show you how you can check if you have the Firefox extension installed. If you don’t have it, you will find out how you can add it to Firefox. And I will also demonstrate the difference between having the extension installed and not having it installed.
The URL shown in the video can be copied at the bottom of this post.
This is the URL you have to paste in the Firefox address bar: https://dnsriacontent.nuance.com/15/addons.html?lang=enx