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Topic Title: Dragon with Timeslips, looking for workaround or solution
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Created On: 05/05/2022 06:32 PM
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 Dragon with Timeslips, looking for workaround or solution   - BDRogers - 05/05/2022 06:32 PM  
 Dragon with Timeslips, looking for workaround or solution   - Scribe - 05/05/2022 06:49 PM  
 Dragon with Timeslips, looking for workaround or solution   - dilligence - 05/05/2022 07:39 PM  
 Dragon with Timeslips, looking for workaround or solution   - Lunis Orcutt - 05/05/2022 08:51 PM  
 05/05/2022 06:32 PM
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I have a client who has an older version of Timeslips, but the most recent version of Dragon (just purchased).  When he tries to dictate to the description field, the text goes in, but the cursor returns to the beginning of the field if he pauses even for a second.  It will put the first few words in, then move the cursor back to the beginning and add more words.  Which pretty much makes it impossible to use.  

I've tried dictating into the Dragon app and then transferring, but then the app window disappears.  WTH?  If you want to use that app to dictate into, why does is disappear after you hit transfer?  Shouldn't it stay up?  Am I missing something?

I realize this is a rare program.  Has anyone had this issue with another program? Is there a workaround? 

My client will have use of one hand (his non-dominant hand) coming up.  And he will need to use this program.  Hitting transfer will be an option for him.  

Thank you.  

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You might try to dictating into Notepad or DragonPad, selecting what you have dictated, switching back to Timeslips by saying Press Alt Tab, and then either saying Paste That or Press Control Victor. It's a cludgy method, but it might work. I expect others will weigh in with more sophisticated solutions.


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It is extremely rare but I've experienced this behavior with the Dragon® dictation box in a CMD replacement and in one specific Windows app (forgot the names of these applications).  


It may have to do with the way the Dragon® dictation box works. It attaches itself to the target application, becoming sort of a "child window" making the target temporarily inaccessible until you hit the Transfer button. That method usually makes transfers very solid. 


However, I found that with some applications, particularly those that use some kind of virtualization (emulators and such) it loses connection upon transfer, or it might actually transfer but the insertion point of the target changes, or loses focus. Note: depending on your Dragon® dictation box settings your contents might still be on the clipboard.


The method Scribe suggests might work, but it's somewhat clunky. Besides, Notepad has become problematic for Dragon® users in Windows 11. DragonPad® could be an alternative, but it's a little bit slower.


You might be interested in Auto Box© a lightning fast dictation box that operates via a totally different principal. It most likely will work properly with Timeslips.


Auto Box© allows dictation with full Select-and-Say control while skipping the mandatory "Transfer" step, because it transfers automatically upon detection of punctuation marks. Of course it also has the option to transfer your dictation manually, along with various other Transfer modes.


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We are not certain but have a few of ideas. You'll find 30 day trials of several Dragon related utilities in our signature tag (at the bottom of this message). We recommend checking out DragonCapture which will allow you to directly dictate into any application by converting your dictation into simulating typing. In other words if you can type into it you can directly dictate via DragonCapture.


We are not big fans of Dragon's Dictation Box but it also includes a little-known Simulate Keystrokes option. Instead of transferring all of your text as the default chunk (like copying and pasting with Windows paste feature), you can change the behavior to Simulate Keystrokes via the following: 


1. Open the Dictation Box

2. Click the little gear (by the?) in the upper right corner

3. Put a checkmark in Simulate keystrokes


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