I debated whether or not to put this in the forum. I searched the forum the best I could, but didn’t find any sign of my issue.
I have Windows 10 updated, Dragon professional 15, nothing special no add-ons no programming, VC latest update, and plenty of horsepower for everything.
No matter where I’m at on the computer or what program I’m in, when I give the Dragon command, “mouse grid” and VC is open, with VC being opened before Dragon on startup, I get the normal Dragon grid, but also I get 15 numbers from VC, I’m guessing they come from VC because they are the same color, font, size as the numbers I get from VC.
The VC “grid” appears to be five columns across and three rows down. There are no dividing lines. And then there’s the number 16 very close to the middle of the screen. In Firefox though, the red VC grid overlay just seems to appear randomly, sometimes when I open Firefox and sometimes at a later point. Sometimes, in Firefox I can call out a number and it will go to that sector. Other times no matter what number I say, the VC “grid” immediately goes away and I’m given the normal VC overlay numbering for Firefox. And then as soon as I call any number again, it goes back to the grid overlay.
Sometimes the problem seems to “solve itself”. At other times I dink around to see if I right-click somewhere or left click somewhere or close a tab or something, the problem will go away and then I can call numbers and everything functions correctly. But, I have no idea how I made the problem go away.
I tried the Dragon grid command in several other places and it seems to work fine but still lays the red VC grid overlay as well. In these cases I can call out a red number, as long as it’s greater than any Dragon grid number, and the mouse will go there.
The screen grid overlay seems to work just fine, and I love it by the way. It works as well in Firefox.
Thanks for any help you can give me. I have a project that I have to use Firefox for so I’m stuck!
You're mixing apples and oranges.
First, Dragon can be loaded without VoiceComputer being active, but VoiceComputer requires that Dragon be open first.
Second, when you open Dragon's mouse grid with VoiceComputer loaded and active, the Dragon mouse grid will display, but so will the InTags grid (i.e., the numbers to which you are referring â€“ 5 x 3 InTag numbers). This is not VoiceComputer's Screen Grid. VoiceComputer always keeps the InTag numbering open. If it doesn't have focus, then you will get the 5 x 3 grid of InTag numbers.
If you want to use the Dragon mouse grid, which is very outdated technology, then you should close the InTag numbers first. You can do this by either saying "close numbers", which will unfortunately close the mouse grid for Dragon, and then say "mouse grid". Otherwise, you can press the Esc key twice to close the InTag grid.
VoiceComputer's mouse commands and "Screen Grid" are much more powerful than anything you can use from Dragon. But mixing apples and oranges at the same time is going to give you exactly what you're getting. In other words, use one or the other, but not both at the same time.
Thanks for your help. Slowly I’m learning VC and replacing my old “mousegrid” habits. Thanks for your encouragement to get going down that road. In the end, I am certain that “screengrid” will offer me much more.
Thanks for your help on this. Your clear directions were great and I was able to make the settings changes. After years of using Dragon’s, it’s taking me a bit to learn the Voice Mouse commands and screen grid set up. But the more I learn and use it, the more impressed I am and love it!
Sean & Rob,
Comparing the VC Screen Grid to the Dragon Screen Grid is like comparing apples and oranges.
The VC Screen Grid is not a function, it simply shows you the X/Y coordinates for the VoiceComputer mouse commands. In other words, it's simply a display feature. It is not intended to be any more than. The VC Screen Grid is simply a 100 x 100 point reference. From the Screen Grid you can simply choose the approximate mouse X/Y coordinates so as to be able to place the mouse reasonably close to where you want using the "mouse X at Y" commands. The Dragon MouseGrid is a feature that allows you "by the numbers" to gradually position the mouse location.
I very seldom use the VC Screen Grid, except for testing purposes and most specifically on multiple monitors.