Speech Recognition Anywhere - Technical Support

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Where can I find instructions?
For a list of speech commands go to the Speech Recognition Anyhwhere tab and click on "Commands".

For help with creating custom commands go to http://www.seabreezecomputers.com/speech/

Also you can watch this video for basic operation: Speech Recognition Anywhere Video

I can't find the Speech Recognition Anywhere icon on the Chrome toolbar

A recent Chrome update has changed things so that newly installed extensions do not show up on the Chrome toolbar. Instead they are hidden behind an "Extensions" icon on the toolbar that kind of looks like a jigsaw puzzle piece. To pin the Speech Recognition Anywhere icon to the toolbar click on the "Extensions" icon and then look for "Speech Recognition Anywhere" in the list and click on the pin icon next to it.
Music or Youtube video websites keep opening. How do I stop this?
To stop the "play" or "Listen To" command go to the Speech Recognition Anywhere tab and click on "Custom Commands". Then uncheck "Enable" next to the command with the phrase "(Play|Listen to|Youtube) (.*?)" or erase the phrase completely.
Chrome Web Store says price is not available or the "Try Now" or "Buy Now" button is grayed out.
  1. For some reason Google limits some extensions in some countries. If that is the case the suggestions are to click on "Settings" > "Location" at the Chrome Web store and change the country to one of the fully supported countries then it worked. For supported countries see: https://developer.chrome.com/webstore/pricing Other users have had success by using a VPN service like HotSpot Shield (also a chrome extension) to change their country temporarily.
  2. If both the "Try Now" and the "Buy Now" button are disabled and grayed out then you might be in a school environment and possibly have an email address ending in edu. At this time Google has not allowed Speech Recognition Anywhere in a school environment. We have tried contacting Google about the issue but Google has not provided a solution. You can try contacting your School's Admin or contacting Google about the issue.
What is the Privacy Policy on the use of user information?
You can read the privacy policy information for Speech Recognition Anywhere here: http://www.seabreezecomputers.com/speech/terms/

Basically, no information, text or audio, is sent to us or our servers at seabreezecomputers.com. The speech recognition is processed by Google's servers through Chrome. You can read the Google Chrome Privacy Whitepaper here: https://www.google.com/chrome/privacy/whitepaper.html

I purchased Speech Recognition Anywhere but it still shows Free Trial
Sometimes Google's servers take 1 to 3 days to process the license. There are a few troubleshooting steps you can take if the license still says "Free Trial".
  1. Make sure that you restart your computer because sometimes Chrome stays in memory with just a restart of Chrome.
  2. Make sure that you are signed into Chrome with the same account that you purchased Speech Recognition Anywhere with.
    1. You can see the currently signed in account by clicking on the Profile Icon on the top right toolbar of Chrome. It should display your email address. Make sure it is the same address you used to pay for the extension with. You can see which account you used at https://pay.google.com/ and hovering your mouse pointer over the Profile Icon at the top right of the website.
    2. If you don't see Speech Recognition Anywhere listed in the "Activity" at Google Payments Center then you may need to click on the Profile Icon at the top right of the website and switch accounts and find which account was used by switching accounts.
    3. When you find which account was used to purchase Speech Recognition Anywhere with then you may need to switch to that account in Chrome by clicking on the Profile Icon at the top right corner of the Chrome toolbar and switching to that account. Then try the Speech Recognition Anywhere icon again.
  3. Make sure that the Google account that you used to purchase Speech Recognition Anywhere with is your default account for Chrome.
    1. When you start Chrome click on the Profile Icon at the top right corner of the Chrome toolbar. If the first account displayed is not the same one you used to purchase the extension at https://pay.google.com/ then you should Sign out of Chrome.
    2. After you have signed out of Chrome then you can restart Chrome and first sign in with the account that you used to purchase Speech Recognition Anywhere and then try the Speech Recognition Anywhere icon again.
  4. If you gave Speech Recognition Anywhere permission to the incorrect Google account then you can remove the access and use the correct account with these instructions:
    1. Go to: https://myaccount.google.com/permissions
    2. Click on "Speech Recognition Anywhere" in the list
    3. Click on "Remove Access"
    4. Restart Chrome (or possibly the computer)
    5. When Chrome restarts it should ask you to "Choose an account to continue to Speech Recognition Anywhere". The email address to choose should be the same one that you used to purchase Speech Recognition Anywhere with otherwise the license will not work.
  5. Another extension may have corrupted Chrome causing problems. To troubleshoot go to chrome://extensions/ in Chrome and disable the other extensions by clicking on the switch at the bottom right of each extension so that it turns gray. Then restart Chrome and try Speech Recognition Anywhere again.
  6. As a last resort you may need to Reset Chrome.
    1. Follow the instructions to Reset Chrome. Resetting Chrome will remove all extensions and custom settings and sign accounts out of Chrome.
    2. When Chrome has reset then make sure that you first sign into Chrome with the account that you used to purchase Speech Recognition Anywhere with so that it becomes the default account for Chrome.
    3. Then reinstall Speech Recognition Anywhere from the Chrome Web Store.
I receive the error, "Could not establish connection. Receiving end does not exist.. NOTE: You must reload the web page you were trying to use speech recognition on before this extension will work on it."
  1. Right click on the Speech Recognition Anywhere icon and change "This can read and change site data" to "On all sites". Then try again.
  2. Restart the computer and try again.
  3. Another extension may have corrupted Chrome causing problems. To troubleshoot go to chrome://extensions/ in Chrome and disable the other extensions by clicking on the switch at the bottom right of each extension so that it turns gray. Then restart Chrome and try Speech Recognition Anywhere again.
  4. As a last resort you may need to Reset Chrome.
    1. Follow the instructions to Reset Chrome. Resetting Chrome will remove all extensions and custom settings and sign accounts out of Chrome.
    2. When Chrome has reset then make sure that you first sign into Chrome with the account that you used to purchase Speech Recognition Anywhere with so that it becomes the default account for Chrome.
    3. Then reinstall Speech Recognition Anywhere from the Chrome Web Store.
I receive the error, "The message port closed before a response was received.. NOTE: In a new tab you must reload the web page you were trying to use speech recognition on before this extension will work on it."
  1. Right click on the Speech Recognition Anywhere icon and change "This can read and change site data" to "On all sites". Then try again.
  2. Restart the computer and try again.
  3. Another extension may have corrupted Chrome causing problems. To troubleshoot go to chrome://extensions/ in Chrome and disable the other extensions by clicking on the switch at the bottom right of each extension so that it turns gray. Then restart Chrome and try Speech Recognition Anywhere again.
  4. As a last resort you may need to Reset Chrome.
    1. Follow the instructions to Reset Chrome. Resetting Chrome will remove all extensions and custom settings and sign accounts out of Chrome.
    2. When Chrome has reset then make sure that you first sign into Chrome with the account that you used to purchase Speech Recognition Anywhere with so that it becomes the default account for Chrome.
    3. Then reinstall Speech Recognition Anywhere from the Chrome Web Store.
It keeps saying "Initializing..."
  1. Restart the computer and try again.
  2. Another extension may have corrupted Chrome causing problems. To troubleshoot go to chrome://extensions/ in Chrome and disable the other extensions by clicking on the switch at the bottom right of each extension so that it turns gray. Then restart Chrome and try Speech Recognition Anywhere again.
  3. As a last resort you may need to Reset Chrome.
    1. Follow the instructions to Reset Chrome. Resetting Chrome will remove all extensions and custom settings and sign accounts out of Chrome.
    2. When Chrome has reset then make sure that you first sign into Chrome with the account that you used to purchase Speech Recognition Anywhere with so that it becomes the default account for Chrome.
    3. Then reinstall Speech Recognition Anywhere from the Chrome Web Store.
I receive the error: "[Object HTMLDivElement]Reinstalling Chrome or doing a Chrome Reset may help fix this error"
  1. Right click on the Speech Recognition Anywhere icon and change "This can read and change site data" to "On all sites". Then try again.
  2. Go to chrome://settings/content/microphone and make sure that Microhpone access to Speech Recognition Anywhere is not blocked.
  3. Another extension may have corrupted Chrome causing problems. To troubleshoot go to chrome://extensions/ in Chrome and disable the other extensions by clicking on the switch at the bottom right of each extension so that it turns gray. Then restart Chrome and try Speech Recognition Anywhere again.
  4. As a last resort you may need to Reset Chrome.
    1. Follow the instructions to Reset Chrome. Resetting Chrome will remove all extensions and custom settings and sign accounts out of Chrome.
    2. When Chrome has reset then make sure that you first sign into Chrome with the account that you used to purchase Speech Recognition Anywhere with so that it becomes the default account for Chrome.
    3. Then reinstall Speech Recognition Anywhere from the Chrome Web Store.
Will Speech Recognition Anywhere work with Brave Browser?
Just recently it seems that Brave Browser supports the Speech Recognition part of the Web Speech API for Javascript. But when trying to install Speech Recognition Anywhere from the Chrome Web Store in Brave you may get the following error: "Failed - Needs authorization". To work around this problem you may need to first install Speech Recognition Anywhere in Chrome and then load the extension in Brave using Developer Mode. You can try these steps to do so: 1. Make sure that Speech Recognition Anywhere is installed and working in Chrome 2. In Brave: Click on Menu ☰ > Extensions 3. Make sure that "Developer Mode" is switched on 4. Click on "Load unpacked". 5. On window that pops up click on the down arrow ▼ next to the address bar so that it is highlighted. 6. Type %localappdata% and press Enter. 7. Navigate to these folders by double clicking on each one: Google > Chrome > User Data > Default > Extensions > kdnnmhpmcakdilnofmllgcigkibjonof 8. Single Click on the version number folder (Something like 1.3.3) then click on Select Folder. 9. Note: It will not work with the license. Error in background: "The user turned off browser signin". The chrome.identity API does not work in Brave. So you cannot use the Full version at this time in Brave.
Will Speech Recognition Anywhere work with Edge Browser?
No. Speech Recognition Anywhere will not work with Edge or other Chromium based browsers at this time. Speech Recognition Anywhere uses the Web Speech API which is built into Chrome and Chromium. The Web Speech API speech recognition technology in Chrome was developed by Google developers. Also Chrome and Chromium were developed by Google developers. However, even though the new Edge browser is a Chromium based browser it is developed by third-party developers and does not have the Web Speech API technology. Possibly the source code that Google makes available for third-party developers to use does not include the Web Speech API technology. Perhaps in the future Google will allow it.

At this time the Speech Recognition Anywhere extension only works on Chrome and Chromium made by Google for desktop. It works on Windows, Mac and some versions of Linux.

Will Speech Recognition Anywhere work with Mozilla Firefox Browser?
No. Speech Recognition Anywhere will not work with Mozilla Firefox or other Gecko based browsers at this time. Mozilla never finished programming and setting up ther servers for the Speech Recognition part of the Web Speech API. Speech Recognition Anywhere uses the Web Speech API which is built into Chrome and Chromium. The Web Speech API technology in Chrome was developed by Google developers. Also Chrome and Chromium were developed by Google developers.

At this time the Speech Recognition Anywhere extension only works on Chrome and Chromium made by Google for desktop. It works on Windows, Mac and some versions of Linux.

Will Speech Recognition Anywhere work with Android Devices?
No. Speech Recognition Anywhere will not work with Android browsers at this time. Currently a Speech Recognition Anywhere app is not being planned. Some Apps claim that they can install extensions from the Chrome Web Store but none of them seem to work with Speech Recognition Anywhere probably because they don't have the Web Speech API speech recognition technology programmed into the browser.

At this time the Speech Recognition Anywhere extension only works on Chrome and Chromium made by Google for desktop. It works on Windows, Mac and some versions of Linux.

Will Speech Recognition Anywhere work with Apple iPhone or iPad devices?

No, it will not work with Apple iPhone or iPad devices. There are currently no plans for an iPhone or an iPad app of Speech Recognition Anywhere.

At this time the Speech Recognition Anywhere extension only works on Chrome and Chromium made by Google for computers. It works on Windows, Mac and some versions of Linux.

Will Speech Recognition Anywhere work with Windows or Windows programs like Office or Word?
No. Speech Recognition Anywhere will not work with Windows or Windows programs like Office or Word.

At this time the Speech Recognition Anywhere extension only works on Chrome and Chromium made by Google for desktop. It works on Windows, Mac and some versions of Linux.

Can I pay with PayPal?
You can add Paypal as a payment option for the Chrome Web Store at https://pay.google.com/ Click on "Payment methods" then scroll down and click on "Add payment method". For some reason Google limits some extensions in some countries. If that is the case the suggestions are to click on "Settings" > "Location" at the Chrome Web store and change the country to one of the fully supported countries then it worked. For supported countries see: https://developer.chrome.com/webstore/pricing Other users have had success by using a VPN service like HotSpot Shield (also a chrome extension) to change their country temporarily.
Can I pay in a different way without credit card and receive an activation code?
All payments have to be made through the Chrome Web Store. You can add Paypal as a payment option at https://pay.google.com/ Click on "Payment methods" then scroll down and click on "Add payment method".

How do I uninstall or remove Speech Recognition Anywhere?

To uninstall the extension right click on the extension icon on the Chrome toolbar and then click on "Remove from Chrome...".

Unfortunately, recent updates in Chrome have caused new extension installations to be hidden under a new Chrome "Extensions" icon that looks like a puzzle piece. If that is the case, then click on the "Extensions" icon on the Chrome toolbar. Look for "Speech Recognition Anywhere" in the list and click on the icon next to it and then click on "Remove from Chrome..."

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1. Posted By: Jeff - - December 11, 2016, 1:44 pm
Description: Display the weather satellite (for New York)

Phrase: (?:Display|Show)(?:.*?)?(?:satellite|clouds)(?:.*?)?(?:for |of |in )?(.*?)?

Action: https://weather.weatherbug.com/maps/$1?layerId=GlobalSatellite

Jeff
www.seabreezecomputers.com/

2. Posted By: Jeff - - December 11, 2016, 2:25 pm
Phrase: (?:Display|Show)(?:.*?)?(?:moon)(?:.*?)?(phase)?

Action: http://api.usno.navy.mil/imagery/moon.png

Description: You can say: "Show me the moon" or "Display the current moon phase"

Jeff
www.seabreezecomputers.com/

3. Posted By: Jeff - - December 13, 2016, 2:26 pm
Phrase: (?:Display|Show)(?:.*?)?(?:rain|radar)(?:.*?)?(?:for |of |in )?(.*?)?
Action: https://weather.weatherbug.com/maps/$1?layerId=Radar.US

Description: Display the radar (for New York)

4. Posted By: Jeff - - December 13, 2016, 2:39 pm
Phrase: (?:Display|Show)(?:.*?)?(?:traffic)(?:.*?)?(?:for |of |in )?(.*?)?

Action: https://www.google.com/maps/place/$1/data=!5m1!1e1

Description: Show me the traffic (for Los Angeles)


5. Posted By: emin - - February 18, 2017, 3:38 pm
I need turkish language

6. Posted By: Jeff - - February 19, 2017, 5:28 pm
To change the speech recognition language to Turkish, In Speech Recognition Anywhere, click on "Settings" and then under "Language" you can select "Turkish".

Jeff
www.seabreezecomputers.com/

7. Posted By: Jeff - - February 25, 2017, 7:11 pm
Control Philips Hue Lights

1. Go to www.meethue.com/api/nupnp to get the IP address of your Hue Bridge.
2. Go to http://<bridge ip address>/debug/clip.html/debug/clip.html
3. For url enter: /api for message body enter: {"devicetype":"jeff"}
Where jeff is the username you want to create.
4. Press POST
5. You will get the message "link button not pressed". So press the big round link button on top of your Hue Bridge.
6. Press POST again.
7. This time you get a username hash similar to 1028d66426293e821ecfd9ef1a0731df . Save the username hash for future requests.

Then create a custom command in Speech Recognition Anywhere:

Phrase: Turn( on)?( the)? living room light(s)?( on)?
Action: http://<bridge ip address>/debug/clip.html;clear_text();/api/<username hash>/lights/1/state;click_keyword(messagebody);{"on":true};click_keyword(put)

Je

8. Posted By: Jeff - - March 6, 2017, 7:33 pm
Description: Youtube (any video)

Phrase: Youtube (.*?)

Action: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=$1;click_element(thumbnail)

Jeff
www.seabreezecomputers.com/

9. Posted By: Jeff - - March 15, 2017, 2:32 pm

Description: "Play (title of song or video)" with youtube

Phrase: ^Play (.*?)$

Action: http://www.google.com/search?q=youtube $0;click_element(res.a[0])


Jeff
www.seabreezecomputers.com/

10. Posted By: Jeff - - April 7, 2017, 9:23 pm
Description: What is the UV index in New York

Phrase: (?:What|Display|Show)(?:.*?)(?:UV index)(?:.*?)?(?:for |of |in )?(.*?)?

Action: http://sunburnmap.com/;;;;;clear_text();$1;click_keyword(find)

Jeff
www.seabreezecomputers.com

11. Posted By: Raymond - - June 12, 2017, 12:48 pm
I am not a programmer, so I need some help. I want to be able to switch Speech Recognition from English to Spanish and vice versa. Is there a script I can use for this? Any help will be greatly appreciated

June 20, 2017 - From the Editor:
Version 0.98.8 now has the voice command built in "Change the language to spanish or english"


12. Posted By: Paul LaZar - - July 4, 2017, 10:22 am
I just purchased and installed your speech software. I have installed it on a Windows Tablet running Windows 10 home (full version).

My only interest in your software is to enable OK Google which I have done and it is working. The problem is OK Google responds and takes me away from the web page an example:

"OK Google navigate to DC", the map page comes up with route shown and Google says "navigating to DC" and the page goes somewhere else.

I have tried this in various ways asking questions etc and everytime Google speaks, your software interprets it and types new pages.

Please advise.

13. Posted By: Jeff - - July 4, 2017, 2:49 pm
Hi Paul Lazar,

Sorry about the problem you are having. It is because the microphone is picking up the speech from your speakers. Try this, in Speech Recognition Anywhere click on Settings and then check Pause "Speech Recognition Anywhere" if audio is playing in a tab. I believe that should solve the problem.

Jeff
www.seabreezecomputers.com/


14. Posted By: Lola - - July 26, 2017, 4:09 am
Is there anyway to stop the text from appearing in the upper left hand corner before it is typed in the speech box? Also, is there a way to stop the yellow highlighting and scrolling when text is entered?

15. Posted By: Jeff - - July 26, 2017, 11:36 am
Hello Lola,

There is no way to stop the text from appearing before it is typed into the box. That is how users know that the speech recognition is hearing what they say. I'm not sure by what you mean about the yellow highlighting and scrolling. Do you have an example website and box where this is happening?

Jeff
www.seabreezecomputers.com/

16. Posted By: Nice software, but not quite working on one site - - August 1, 2017, 11:30 am
Nice software, just what I'm looking for, but unfortunately doesn't quite work for me on ankiweb.net. This site displays a link that I repeatedly click to hear voice prompts. When I try to do this using SRE, the recording starts to play but then I get a 404. I'm having trouble getting the source for the page, but I think what is going on is that the recording is played by a JavaScript snippet which is connected to the link as an onClick attribute. The location specified by the link doesn't really exist, so, e.g., if I right-click on the link and copy the destination to the clipboard and try to load it in another page, I do indeed get a 404. But if I manually click on the link, it works as designed -- i.e., it plays the voice recording and does not try to go to another page.

So I'm not sure of the disconnect here, and unfortunately you won't be able to repro easily without my credentials. If you want to pursue it, I'll give you my creds (and $150 if you make this work on ankiweb).

17. Posted By: Paul LaZar - - August 2, 2017, 9:44 am
Thanks for the info Jeff.

18. Posted By: Jeff - - August 2, 2017, 9:46 am
Hi Nelson,

I think I figured it out. ankiweb.net has another element overlaying the "Play" link with a javascript click event attached to it. So to use your voice and say "Click Play", add this custom command to Speech Recognition Anywhere:

Phrase: Click Play
Action: click_element(jp_container_1)

Or, if you like you can replace "Click Play" in the phrase above with "Press Play".

Jeff
www.seabreezecomputers.com/

19. Posted By: Nice software, but not quite working on one site - - August 2, 2017, 9:48 am
Nice work, Jeff -- this works for me.

20. Posted By: Kim V - - August 16, 2017, 1:31 pm
Hi. You should make an option to hide the labels when speaking. They are highly annoying when not using it, and it keeps trying to detect what im saying.

Another thing that would be geat is to disable speech to text and only ahve it work with commands.

21. Posted By: Jeff - - August 17, 2017, 11:26 am
Hi Kim,

Thanks for the suggestions! I like the idea of being able to disable speech to text and only have it work with commands. But I'm not so sure about hiding the labels when speaking. I think most people would be confused and think that the Speech Recognition is not working because it would show no sign of it working until after they finish talking. Let me think about it and see what I can do.

Jeff
www.seabreezecomputers.com/

22. Posted By: Jeff - - August 21, 2017, 7:00 pm
Hi Kim V,

In version 0.98.9 of Speech Recognition Anywhere I added the following three settings:
*Disable yellow speech bubble (Only final speech will display)
*Disable Speech-To-Text (Only Voice Commands will work)
*Disable Voice Commands (Only Speech-To-Text will work)

I hope that works for you.

Jeff
www.seabreezecomputers.com/

23. Posted By: Kim V - - August 22, 2017, 12:35 pm
Hi Jeff.

You are awesome! Nice to see a suggestions getting into final product :)

24. Posted By: Jeff - - September 4, 2017, 9:32 am
Hi Samuel Cartaxo,

Thank you for notifying me of the error. Some people get the error and others don't. But Google seems to be doing nothing about it. How often do you get the error?

Jeff
www.seabreezecomputers.com/

25. Posted By: thomas - - September 28, 2017, 11:18 am
Hello!
I am curious what you are using internally for ASR and TTS?
Are you using google's speech API, or built-in browser-specific tools from chrome?
Thanks!
-thomas

26. Posted By: Jeff - - September 28, 2017, 12:39 pm
Hi thomas,

Speech Recognition in Speech Recognition Anywhere is accomplished with the Javascript Web Speech API which at this time only works well in Chrome.
See: developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/API/Web_Speech_API

TTS is accomplished with the Web Speech API SpeechSynthesis. It seems to work with Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Safari but not IE.
See: developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/API/SpeechSynthesis

Jeff
www.seabreezecomputers.com/

27. Posted By: whelb5050 - - November 10, 2017, 7:50 am
Will this work with Chromium browser. I have a project involving a Raspberry Pi and I would like to open web pages and navigate them with voice.

28. Posted By: Jeff - - November 10, 2017, 10:22 am
Hi whelb5050,

I think it will work with Chromium browser. But I have no idea if it will work with Raspberry Pi. Can you test it and let us know?

Jeff
www.seabreezecomputers.com/

29. Posted By: bodyalive - - November 11, 2017, 9:27 am
is there a way to disable profanity filter? Thank you.

30. Posted By: Markey - - November 11, 2017, 9:55 am
For some reason this extension does not work on facebook chat (chat window close itself for no reason, speech to text works fine tough). Any help?


31. Posted By: whelb5050 - - November 11, 2017, 12:57 pm
Successful test on the Raspberry Pi. This saved our school project from failure.

32. Posted By: Jeff - - November 11, 2017, 12:58 pm
Hi whelb5050,

That is good to hear! I'm glad it worked. Thank you for letting us know.

Jeff
www.seabreezecomputers.com/

33. Posted By: Jeff - - November 11, 2017, 1:13 pm
Hi bodyalive,

You can try to filter profanity with a custom command like the following. I'm not sure how well it will work though:

Phrase: (.*?)(bad|word|list)(.*?)
Action: $1$3

Jeff
www.seabreezecomputers.com/

34. Posted By: Jeff - - November 11, 2017, 1:25 pm
Hi Markey,

I have duplicated the problem. It appears that Facebook might have some blocking in place to prevent malware or viruses from sending messages without user permission. I noticed that if I type a space first in the Facebook chat box then it will accept Speech Recognition Anywhere. But saying "Press enter" or "Submit" does not send the message. You have to manually press the enter key.

Jeff
www.seabreezecomputers.com/

35. Posted By: bodyalive - - November 12, 2017, 4:07 am
QUOTE "

You can try to filter profanity with a custom command like the following. I'm not sure how well it will work though:

Phrase: (.*?)(bad|word|list)(.*?)
Action: $1$3"

i'M SORRY this did not work,
i know how to Stop Android's Voice-to-Text from Blocking Swear Words, i wonder if there's a way disable censorship in chrome too.






36. Posted By: Jeff - - November 13, 2017, 11:22 am
Hi bodyalive,

Sorry, I misread your message. I thought you wanted to block profanity.

The web speech api in Chrome used to not filter out profanity but now it does. But I can't find any settings for how to stop it from filtering profanity. You can try the following custom command, but you would have to make a separate command for each swear word:

Phrase: (.*?)(s\*+)(.*?)
Action: $1ship$3

Replace the s in the phrase with the first letter of the swear word for each custom command.

Jeff
www.seabreezecomputers.com/

37. Posted By: bodyalive - - November 15, 2017, 9:02 am
Jeff this did the trick!

Since some "bad words" share same first letter i had to use (.*?)(1stletter*{n})(.*?) to specify one from another.

thank you.

38. Posted By: whelb5050 - - November 15, 2017, 12:56 pm
How well does this extension handle peoples names? For instance, I am building a directory for our college professors. I would like to say show Dr. John Doe, and have it pull up his contact information, however some of the professor's names are quite hard to pronounce.

39. Posted By: Jeff - - November 15, 2017, 12:59 pm
Hi bodyalive,

Thanks for letting us know! I'm glad it worked. It looks like you know some regular expressions. Good job!

Jeff
www.seabreezecomputers.com/

40. Posted By: Jeff - - November 15, 2017, 2:00 pm
Hi whelb5050,

The speech recognition seems to do really well for common names. Dr. John Doe works good and many other common names. For uncommon names, if it gets it wrong then you could try creating a custom command. For example, here is an uncommon spelling of a name: "Alexus Rodrigues". If I say that name then the speech recognition prints out the common spelling of "Alexis Rodriguez". So assuming I do not have an Alexis Rodriguez in the database I could create this custom command:

Phrase: Alexis Rodriguez
Action: Alexus Rodrigues

I hope that helps,

Jeff
www.seabreezecomputers.com/

41. Posted By: Maicon - maiconpinheiro@zoho.com - November 18, 2017, 9:40 pm
the buy option at chrome appstore is grayed out, and I can't buy it. Can you guys help me out?

42. Posted By: Jeff - - November 19, 2017, 11:11 am
Hi Maicon,

I don't know why, but it appears that the Chrome Web Store blocks some countries from buying. Some users have had success by clicking on the Settings button in Chrome Web Store and changing their country to one of the supported countries. See: developer.chrome.com/webstore/pricing

Other users have had success by using a VPN service like HotSpot Shield (also a chrome extension) to change their country temporarily.

Jeff
www.seabreezecomputers.com/


43. Posted By: Maicon - maiconpinheiro@zoho.com - November 20, 2017, 6:44 pm
Thank you! I've managed to purchase successfully. BTW do you guys know a custom command to play music on youtube, better than using the google search engine? sometimes it doesn't play the song, but a cover.

44. Posted By: JohnS - - November 20, 2017, 8:10 pm
How do we control capital letters? In the Windows Voice Rec, use UPPERCASE results in WORD ; Capitalize results in Word, same for lowercase and NoCaps. I can't get SR Anywhere to do this.
Also, how to control numeral 1 vs the word or thirteen vs 13 or one thousand eighty seven vs 1087.
It may be the way I speak, but if I say "and" alone, the software takes me to the end of the line but if I say "they went and" it works fine.
I've processed about 1000 lines so far and these are challenges for me. Works very well otherwise, names are fantastic.

45. Posted By: JohnS - - November 20, 2017, 8:54 pm
One other thing I've noticed, the word "O'CLOCK" when spoken, pops up the word "OK" but prints nothing.

46. Posted By: Jeff - - November 21, 2017, 11:39 am
Hi Maicon,

Have you tried the custom commands in comments 8 and 9 for playing music? You might be able to come up with a variation of one those commands.

Jeff
www.seabreezecomputers.com/

47. Posted By: Jeff - - November 21, 2017, 11:55 am
Hi JohnS,

Thank you for your feedback. Speech Recognition Anywhere uses the Web Speech API built-in to Chrome so unfortunately we are somewhat limited by the capabilities that Google has programmed into the speech recognition.

Google's Web Speech API doesn't seem to have an "all caps" or "uppercase" command, so I would have to program it myself to have that capability.

As for numbers. Google seems to like to turn most numbers into numerals instead of words. Probably because they are assuming people are filling out forms or setting calendar events or reminders.

As for saying "and" taking you to the end of the line. I programmed that command because, sometimes when I said "end" by itself the speech recognition thought I was saying "and", and I didn't think anyone would be saying "and" by itself. But I will remove that in the next version so that "and" will print.

Jeff
www.seabreezecomputers.com/

48. Posted By: Jeff - - November 21, 2017, 11:59 am
Hi JohnS,

You are right. I didn't notice that before. Google's Web Speech API seems to not understand "o'clock". I tried it over and over. I would say "seven o'clock" and it would just print "7".

But I found a very strange workaround. If I say "seven clock" without the "o" then it prints "7 o'clock".

Jeff
www.seabreezecomputers.com/

49. Posted By: Maicon - - November 21, 2017, 1:43 pm
I have to create a command to stop an youtube video, so I tried using the command to close the tab or to press the spacebar, but I'm not managing to make it work, sorry, I don't know much about those things.

50. Posted By: Jeff - - November 21, 2017, 1:58 pm
Hi Maicon,

If you say "Click on pause" or "press pause" on the youtube page then it should pause the video. But if your speakers are too loud or the microphone is too close to the speakers then it may not understand you properly. You can also say "Click on play" or "press play" to start the video again.

Also make sure that the Setting 'Pause "Speech Recognition Anywhere" if audio is playing in a tab'
is not checked. Otherwise Speech Recognition will not work while audio is playing.

Jeff
www.seabreezecomputers.com/