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Topic Title: How do I set Mode choice permanently?
Topic Summary: How do I set my preferred mode permanently i.e. dictation mode only?
Created On: 01/26/2023 04:14 PM
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 How do I set Mode choice permanently?   - Dorcom - 01/26/2023 04:14 PM  
 How do I set Mode choice permanently?   - Lunis Orcutt - 01/26/2023 09:32 PM  
 How do I set Mode choice permanently?   - Alan Cantor - 01/26/2023 10:24 PM  
 01/26/2023 04:14 PM
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Whatever I tried I can't figure out or get it to work the DPI starts with my my preferred mode: "dictation mode".

It is a nuisance when the default back to normal mode and then when speaking certain words triggers a completely unsolicited function.

Example (one of many): "I will have an open word with you". DPI interprets "open word" as to open MS Word!

From time to time during a dictation of some text it goes completely nuts and opens just about any app whose name could closely be interpreted and sound like something I'm dictating that has nothing to do with it in the first place!


 01/26/2023 09:32 PM
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Open Word is a built-in Dragon command. The following 3 options should eliminate the problem:


1. You can make the phrase “open word” as part of a longer phrase like “open word whatever”. 

2. If you wish to dictate “open word” by itself, you can say “no-caps open word” or “Cap Open word”

3. Open your Dragon options to the Commands tab and remove the checkmarks from Enable launching from the start menu and Enable launching from the desktop; our preference. Because we use KnowBrainer to launch programs, we disable this Dragon feature. When we wish to open Microsoft Word we pull a circa 1966 Captain Kirk and say Computer Open Word. KnowBrainer 2022 can now open any application, folder, file picture or even play the song Born To Be Wild by Steppenwolf. Dragon can't do that and perhaps it shouldn't


Dictation Mode:


There is no way to open Dragon in Dictation Mode but for normal dictation, this shouldn't be necessary. For most end-users, a smidgen of command and control makes dictation more efficient


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 01/26/2023 10:24 PM
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You can semi-automate the process via a third-party scripting tool, like Macro Express or AutoHotkey. The script, perhaps triggered by a hotkey of your choice, would do something like this:

1. Press the hotkey to activate the DragonBar. (By default, it's Numpad *, but you can change the hotkey here: DragonBar > Tools > Options > Hotkeys)

2. Activate the "Mode" menu. (In the version of Dragon I'm using, press Alt + M, or press the right arrow key three times.)

3. Choose "Dictation" mode. (Two ways to do this: press "D", or press the down arrow key followed by Enter.

I'm not sure whether semi-automating this process is worth the effort... but it would be a fun project! The simplest solution is probably to say "switch to dictation mode" every time you start Dragon.

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