Dragon Naturally Speaking is a commercial speech recognition software for Windows, currently sold by Nuance.

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Using two different microphones in Dragon NaturallySpeaking: different user profiles vs. same user profile with different sources

When using two different microphones in Dragon NaturallySpeaking, in terms of speech recognition accuracy is it better to use two distinct user profiles, or is it OK to use the same user profile with ...
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Dragon NaturallySpeaking pretending to be in normal mode while seemingly in command mode

This happens quite frequently: I am using Dragon NaturallySpeaking, the DragonBar says I am in normal mode, but when trying to dictate only voice commands are recognized. When the problem appears, I ...
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Commands are written down instead of being executed in Dragon NaturallySpeaking

From time to time commands are written down instead of being executed in Dragon NaturallySpeaking. What can account for this issue? Examples: when I say the built-in command "Backspace", instead of ...
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Speech-to-noise ratio in Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11+

The speech-to-noise ratio was changed to Pass/Fail in Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11 in the Audio Setup Wizard (Microphone Check). Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10: Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11: Is ...
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Manually set the microphone volume in Dragon NaturallySpeaking

Is it possible to manually set the microphone volume in Dragon NaturallySpeaking? The Dragon NaturallySpeaking Audio Setup Wizard automatically determines the supposedly best microphone volume (some ...
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Is the voice command “transfer” to transfer text from the dictation box to the application supposed to work?

Once I'm done dictating in the dictation box, I can transfer the text with the voice command "transfer text" or "click transfer". The official Dragon NaturallySpeaking manual says that one can use ...
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Dictating in unsupported applications with Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 without going through the dictation box

I use Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 with Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate. Unlike Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12.5, there was an option not to use the dictation box if the application I was dictating into was ...
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How can I make voice command recognition as fast as possible in Dragon NaturallySpeaking?

I have defined a couple of voice commands in Dragon NaturallySpeaking, which I need to use very often. As a result, I would like that the latency in recognizing those voice commands to be as low as ...
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How do I remove all proper nouns from the Dragon Naturally Speaking dictionary?

I would like to get rid of all proper nouns, and just add the few that I actually use. The best I have found so far is to display only words containing capitals letters as the screenshot below shows ...
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Creating a voice command that works in all windows except one in Dragon NaturallySpeaking

Is there any way to creating a voice command that work in all windows except one in Dragon NaturallySpeaking? E.g. I have a voice command "Window move left" that moves the window that has the focus ...
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Sorting voice commands by creation / modification date in Dragon NaturallySpeaking

Is there any way to sort voice commands by creation / modification date in Dragon NaturallySpeaking? I use Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12.5 Professional with Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate.
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Searching through voice commands in Dragon NaturallySpeaking

Is there any way to search through voice commands, without having to export the voice commands? E.g. I would like to list all commands that contain "copy" in the command names. I am basically looking ...
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Removing all abbreviations from Dragon NaturallySpeaking's dictionary

Is there any way to remove all abbreviations from Dragon NaturallySpeaking's dictionary? I would like to get rid of all of them, and just add the few ones that I actually use. I use Dragon ...
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Displaying the recognition history in real-time in Dragon NaturallySpeaking

In Dragon NaturallySpeaking we can display the recognition history as shown below. However, the recognition history window isn't updated in real time. Is there any way to display some recognition ...
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Opening a user profile by default in Dragon NaturallySpeaking

Is there any way to open a user profile by default in Dragon NaturallySpeaking? To put it otherwise, when I launch Dragon, I don't want to have to choose which is a profile to open like in the ...
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Certain Dragon NaturallySpeaking voice commands not working in Word, Excel

I am running Windows Vista, with MS Office 2007. I used to have Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10, and I noticed that certain commands, such as "Undo That, Italicize that, Bold that," etc. no longer ...
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Play sound when microphone is turned on

Is there any way to configure Dragon NaturallySpeaking so that whenever the microphone is turned on some sound is played? I use Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12.5 Professional with Windows 7 SP1 x64 ...
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How can I see when a word has been added to the vocabulary?

Is there anyway to see when a word has been added to the vocabulary? Ideally I would like to list the custom words sorted by add date. I use Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12.5 Professional with Windows ...
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How to set words to all capitals using windows 7 dictation

When I'm dictating, sometimes I want all the words to be all capitals. Then I want to turn this off.
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How to add text speech support with Windows Speech Engine removed? [closed]

I'm under Windows 8 x64, it's a custom installation where I've removed the windows text-to-speech engine and male/female TTS voices that were implemented in the DVD to clean-up a big space, but now ...
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How can I edit a word in the dictionary in Dragon NaturallySpeaking?

I would like to edit word in the dictionary in Dragon NaturallySpeaking. Right now I delete it and create a new entry. Is there any way to edit the word directly instead? I use Dragon ...
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Dragon NaturallySpeaking: Page Up multiple pages

Using Dragon NaturallySpeaking (Dragon dictation), is it possible to move up/down multiple pages at a time? If I'm in an Excel spreadsheet, it could take a very long time to move up a thousand rows ...
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Dragon Naturally Speaking 10 enters bad characters in MSOffice 2007 in Windows 7

I had a similar problem in Win XP, that I was not able to solve but now all of a sudden this happens in Windows 7 with MSOffice 2007. What is most disconcerting is that this happens all of a sudden, ...
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How can I prevent Dragon NaturallySpeaking capitalizing a word each time after I click?

Each time I click somewhere, Dragon NaturallySpeaking capitalizes the next word I dictate (just the first letter). How can I to avoid that? I use Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12.5, Windows 7 SP1, and ...
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How can I prevent Dragon NaturallySpeaking capitalizing a word each time after I hit ctrl+left?

Each time I hit Ctrl+←, Dragon NaturallySpeaking capitalizes the next word I dictate (just the first letter). What can I do to prevent this from happening? Note that if I hit ←, Dragon ...
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Dragon NaturallySpeaking: Application-specific voice commands don't work with Eclipse

Application-specific voice commands don't work with Eclipse with Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12.5. I have defined a few voice commands for Eclipse, I tried to maintain available for Eclipse by editing ...
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Dragon NaturallySpeaking writes “{Gauche 13}{Maj+Droite}{Maj+Gauche}…” when I select a word

This 15-second video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTdWTsFmzQE shows the issue. I say "we are going to eat", then I want to select "going" and Dragon writes the following: we are going to ...
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Is there tool to quantify precisely how much lag Dragon NaturallySpeaking has?

I have two computers. On each of them Dragon NaturallySpeaking is installed. I would like to compare the recognition lag[*] between the two computers. Is there any tool to quantify precisely how much ...
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How I can get Dragon NaturallySpeaking to talk into my Linux virtual machine with VMware?

I run Ubuntu 13.10 as a guest in VMware Workstation 10.0.1. The host OS is Windows 7 SP1. Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12.5 is installed on the latter. However, when I try to write some text on Ubuntu ...
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Dragon Naturally Speaking 10 enters bad characters in certain text editors in Windows XP

I use DNS 10 in Win 7 without any problems for dictating in office XP and office 2007. I have installed it too on a computer under WinXP and there, with office XP and office 2003 it enters wrong ...
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Bose 2 Bluetooth headset doesn't show in Dragon Naturally Speaking 12 Audio Devices

System specs: Windows8 Pro with Media Center 3 GB RAM 2 TB HDD All drivers are current. When I first installed Windows 8 Pro I also installed Dragon Naturally Speaking 12 (DNS12) and a Bluetooth ...
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Dragon NaturallySpeaking: Speak the punctuation while training?

When performing the general training in Dragon NaturallySpeaking, the user must read from passages of text such as from "2001: A Space Odyssey". When reading these passages, should the user pronounce ...
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Why does audio dictation software like Dragon work only from the speaker's side?

I don't want my laptop or mobile to just dictate/type down what I say, but instead write what the caller on the other end of the line says. Why doesn't Google or Nuance enable that functionality? Is ...
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Is there a way to set Dragon Naturally Speaking 11 to dictate to an unfocused application?

Does anyone know of a way in which to instruct Dragon to remain focused on a designated application regardless of its focus status instead of following focus changes? The primary use case we have is ...
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Dragon Naturally Speaking 11: installing a non-standard language pack

I've installed Dragon Naturally Speaking 11, and it's running perfectly in English. I've been asked to get it to recognize Afrikaans (a local South African language), but I'm having trouble - as far ...
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Are there any problems using Dragon NaturallySpeaking in a VirtualBox Windows guest, Linux host?

I would like to set up Dragon NaturallySpeaking on a Windows XP guest, on an Ubuntu Linux host. Will this work? Are there any issues that I should be aware of? Thinkpad T61p Ubuntu 9.10 host Windows ...
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Keep getting the error 'Internet Explorer has stopped working…' when scrolling down a page using Dragon voice recognition software

My friend is using Dragon Naturally Speaking 10 on Windows Vista. Whenever she uses Dragon Naturally Speaking to scroll down a page in Internet Explorer 7, the browser gives this error: Restarting ...