Computer: Speech: Recognition
SpeechIM field focusing   (+2)  [vote for, against]
IM with speech, while working on documents with your keyboard.

I use Dragon NaturallySpeaking 8 Pro to create documents, emails, and to IM people. I've set up my Trillian IM client to pop up an auto-hide box for my incoming IMs, so I can continue working on whatever I'm doing. But here's what I'd like to be able to do: When I speak into my microphone, it types into an off-screen IM window, without focusing it, but when I type, it types into whatever window I'm working in. It could also work the other way around. That way, I could multitask by using two input methods that won't interfere with each other.
-- -----, Aug 31 2005

Are you sure you can't do this with existing technology? Or are you asking for these features in your specific software combination?
-- DrCurry, Aug 31 2005

This is not a new technology, just a new feature of a windowing system that could possibly be provided with a third-party application. What I want to see is

1) Data entry into unfocused, maybe hidden windows
2) The distinction between two methods of input, so typing on a keyboard will do a different thing than speaking into a microphone. This should be customizable.
-- -----, Sep 01 2005

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