First, open Chrome. Click on the settings button (i.e., 3 vertical bars on the far right side). It’s on the same line as the address bar. If you mouse over it, it says “Customize and control Google Chrome”.
Second, from the pop-up menu select Tools, and then select Extensions.
Lastly, you have to drag and drop VoiceComputer Chrome-0.3.13.crx into the Extensions window. You will be prompted as to whether or not you want to add it. Click on the add button and it will install the extension.
After you do all of the above, you will be able to use the Chrome extension.
If you have any other questions about how to use it with VoiceComputer, you can say “show chrome commands” for the list of commands that you can use with the extension. Otherwise, just ask.
I’m posting the complete set of instructions for anyone else who may be having the same problem.Chucker2013-05-24 19:51:20
Sorry, we didn't take into consideration the fact that some users may not be using a US keyboard.
As you have discovered, it is the accent key ( ` ) that toggles the display on and the escape key (esc) that toggles them off via the keyboard.As far as the background colors and numbers sizes are concerned, if you say "configure VoiceComputer" you'll see an option for configuring these for "Display Numbers/Show Numbers" and Super Numbers. This is number 12 on the configure VoiceComputer options. You can set the font size, the background color and the transparency level. These tech effect immediately upon setting them, but what you're seeing is the default for the Chrome extension. However, we are still tinkering with the Chrome extension. So if this doesn't work for you, don't worry about it. We will be updating the Chrome extension shortly and will continue to do so from time to time because there are webpages with objects that we need to enable, such as the Google options when you create a new tab. Nonetheless, try it and let me know if it works for you in the version of the Chrome extension that you currently have.
I should have mentioned, but I'll mention it now, that the accent sign is usually underneath the ~ on most keyboards, if I'm not mistaken.
>but the background in Chrome for display numbers is always blue with white numbers
I just sent you an updated Chrome extension. This now displays numbers in Chrome in black with a yellow background. More significantly this right aligns the numbering, letting you click a number, enter text for the field selected and immediately click other links, without needing to reopen the display.
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I just have a quick question. The extension works great in helping to control the computer while using chrome. However, should I be able to dictate into text boxes within chrome? For example, I could not dictate this message without using the dictation box on the forum website. I’m just wondering if that still is considered normal?< id=“plugin0” =“application/x-dgnria” width=“0” height=“0” style=": ; : 1000">< name=“tabId” value=“44”>
VoiceComputer does not add anything to Dragon’s capability for dictating into Google Chrome. Unfortunately, Chrome is not Full Text Control (Select-and Say) enabled in any version of DNS. The only thing that the Google Chrome extension allows you to do is to navigate via Display Numbers. Full Text Control (Select-and Say) is entirely controlled by Dragon.
The bottom line is that you have to use the Dictation Box.
Someone reported the same problem I had about dictation into text boxes on the nuance forum. They suggested disabling the automatic dictation box feature. I did that and what do you knowâ€¦In fact, this post is being dictated using Google Chrome and without the dictation box. If that works consistently, that will be a tremendous help.
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Sorry, it wasn’t clear from your post that that was what you were referring to. I think you were referring to my post on the KnowBrainer forum, but it has been referenced several times on numerous forums by myself and others.
Glad you got it straightened out.