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Google Docs "Voice Typing" support?

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kimi85
 
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Post Posted September 16th, 2018, 4:43 am

Hi there,
I'm suprised that Google Docs and many other Google-based voice input services aren't allowing me to use built-in microphone over Firefox. I know Firefox has capability of accessing built-in microphone along with webcam for sure but i don't know why "voice typing" (speech to text) is unusable for Firefox?

Is it a limitation from Google or Firefox has limited capability of accessing microphone on certain sites?

Thanks in advance!

jscher2000

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Post Posted September 16th, 2018, 2:44 pm

Google Voice should work in Firefox now that it's an HTML5 application. Note that it does require WebRTC to be enabled (some VPN users disable it).

Other microphones, I don't know, what reason could there possibly be for Google services not supporting Firefox?

mgagnonlv
 
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Post Posted September 17th, 2018, 7:42 am

Have you checked your site permissions? Make sure that you authorize drive.google.com to access your microphone.
Michel Gagnon
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kimi85
 
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Post Posted September 26th, 2018, 12:24 pm

mgagnonlv wrote:Have you checked your site permissions? Make sure that you authorize drive.google.com to access your microphone.

Yes i did that. I even granted access to microphone using Tools - Page Info - Microphone to "allow", even in drive.google.com and also in docs.google.com while the blank documents is loaded for the first time. "Voice Typing" is still grayed out. :(

mweymar
 
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Post Posted October 10th, 2018, 8:47 pm

Ditto.

Confirmed in Options > Privacy & Security > Microphone Settings > https://docs.google.com = ALLOW

Exited FF and relaunched. "Voice Typing" is still grayed out.

Any suggestions?

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