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No microphone in gmail compose?

Discussion in 'Android Questions' started by Suzanne Knapp, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. Suzanne Knapp

    Suzanne Knapp New Member

    Sep 2, 2012
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    Is there a quick way to get to voice input in gmail? There's no microphone that I can see so have to go to settings and select voice input.
     
  2. n99hockey

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    Feb 7, 2007
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    What phone and what version of Android are you on?
    Duh you are in the N7 forum....

    It SHOULD be on the bottom left, just like other Jelly Bean devices....
     
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  4. sherri

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    Jun 29, 2007
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    Could it be a setting in the keyboard app itself? On my tablet, I have to open settings, language and input, and actually check the Google voice typing.

    On smart keyboard pro, it is an option...

    Sent from my Droid Razr using Tapatalk 2
     
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  5. Suzanne Knapp

    Suzanne Knapp New Member

    Sep 2, 2012
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    I had installed the Swype keyboard, which doesn't have it. Should have made the connection, but didn't. Thanks.
     
  6. Suzanne Knapp

    Suzanne Knapp New Member

    Sep 2, 2012
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    Thanks, it was the Swype keyboard. Apparently you can have Swype or Voice but not both.
     
  7. n99hockey

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    Feb 7, 2007
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    Are you sure it's not a secondary button... Have to long press one of the keys?

    Sent from my Xoom using Everything Android
     
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  8. sherri

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    Jun 29, 2007
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    Swype keyboard on my Galaxy Tab. Microphone is on bottom right.

    Sent from my GT-P7510 using Tapatalk 2
     

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  9. sherri

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    Jun 29, 2007
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    Swype keyboard on my Galaxy Tab. Microphone is on bottom right.

    Sent from my GT-P7510 using Tapatalk 2
     
  10. sherri

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    Jun 29, 2007
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    The microphone is on the swipe keyboard as well . Bottom right next to the input key. Looks sort of like a flame and I am using it now. This is on my droid Razr Maxx . And I am surprised that Swype, but spelling correctly, including the word Swype !

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  11. Suzanne Knapp

    Suzanne Knapp New Member

    Sep 2, 2012
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    Didn't see it, so asked at the Swype forum and found that pulling down the notifications bar presents a Choose input method menu that includes Google voice typing. Not as convenient as a dedicated key but better than going to settings. Thanks.
     
  12. Suzanne Knapp

    Suzanne Knapp New Member

    Sep 2, 2012
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    The flame thing on the Nexus 7 brings up a Recording mode. Yes, it takes voice input but isn't as interactive as the normal voice mode - when you stop speaking it displays "processing" for several seconds before showing what you've said. Have no idea where the recording goes or how to access it!

    I am using the Swype beta keyboard. I saw at the forum that there is also a released version but the beta is the only one that seems to be available for download.
     
  13. Suzanne Knapp

    Suzanne Knapp New Member

    Sep 2, 2012
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    Oops - just caught on. That "flame" is the Dragon logo. So what comes up is Dragon voice instead of Google voice. Not a recording mode, just another version of voice input. Swype was just acquired by Nuance, creator of Dragon.
     
  14. sherri

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    Jun 29, 2007
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    I had downloaded the Swype beta to test this before I posted...So it it actually working now?

    Sent from my GT-P7510 using Tapatalk 2
     
  15. n99hockey

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    Feb 7, 2007
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    Wow I totally forgot about the dragon flame... Been a while since I used swype. Been using SwiftKey for a while now.. It uses stock Google voice typing.

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  16. Suzanne Knapp

    Suzanne Knapp New Member

    Sep 2, 2012
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    Thanks, I will look into Swiftkey.
     

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