Using Dictation Mode
Overview and Getting Started
If you’re using an Enabled Play controller that has on-board microphones, then you can use dictation mode to type what you say! Dictation mode can work along side voice commands so you can switch between typing and commands at the same time.
To get started, add dictation phrases to your selected controller Profile. You can add multiple dictation phrases in a profile by tapping the “Edit Dictation Phrases” button. These phrases tell your controller what to look out for at the start of your spoken phrase to know that it should type it out instead of just looking for commands.
In this example, we have “type”, “write”, “comment” and “say” as dictation phrases. That means if we say something to the controller that starts with any of these words, then it will type what we say after. For example, if we say “type the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” then the controller will type the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. Or if we speak, “say hello world”, then the controller will type hello world.
With a profile setup to use dictation phrases, you can go to your device page to tell it to start and stop listening. To learn more about controlling your microphone for dictation and voice commands, check out this tutorial: Using Voice Commands
Best Practices and Tips
Here are some of our tips to get the most out of dictation mode!
Examples and Inspiration
Here are some ways that other people use dictation mode and some of our favorites!
Checkout this sample from our #GAAD twitter thread on using Enabled Play dictation, voice commands, and CoPilot in VS Code!