Dragon 15 and Firefox

Compatibility of Dragon and Firefox

NOTE: New developments -> New blogpost with even better news 🙂  Read all about it in this blogpost of 23 February 2019!

Sometime last year it became impossible to properly work in Firefox with Dragon. The existing plug-in/extension stopped working. Apparently Mozilla decided to change something essential in an update to Firefox, causing the Dragon extension to become inoperable. A great disappointment, since for many people Firefox is the preferred Internet browser.

With the advent of the update to Dragon Professional Individual 15.3 a new Firefox extension for Dragon has been released. This new extension allows you to click links by voice. It also promises Full Text Control in suitable browser edit fields (lijk Gmail), but I’ve found this NOT to be the case. Very unfortunate, that. However, you can still use the dictation box (say:”open dictation box”) to enter your text with Full Text Control.

In this video I’ll show you how to check if you have the Firefox web extension installed and, if not, how to install and activate it from scratch.

This is the link you need to copy and paste into your Firefox address bar:

Janneke den Draak

Janneke den Draak

Hi, I'm Janneke and I'm your go-to person for Dragon and Apple speech recognition software help.

When I got severe repetitive strain injury issues over 20 years ago, I didn't want to give up using the computer. So I learned all about controlling the PC with speech recognition and dictating my documents and emails.

I've now been a speech recognition software trainer and consultant for almost two decades, teaching over 2000 people handsfree productivity!

My online courses for Apple Voice Control and Dragon offer self-paced learning and I also love running my membership for Dragon users. For those in need of an intensive training or custom speech command creation, I am available for one-on-one calls.

6 Responses

  1. Hi,
    I have installed the Firefox extension and using Dragon naturally speaking for individual professional 15.3 with the latest UPdate.
    However I have seen that the r extension is installed in the Firefox, the symbol is also visible, it is also enable but it is not working properly

    When I speak, voice is converted into the text, but it is not available on the address bar of the Firefox or on the search bar of Google search engine

    It is requested to help in this matter

    1. Hi Chetan,

      Unfortunately it seems that although the firefox extension does provide the possibility to click links by voice, it does NOT provide full text control in the edit fields in the browser.

      You’ll have to rely on the dictation box, as far as I know. Sorry not to have a more helpful reply to you.

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