But anyway, I found something out whilst watching a Google I/O video (if you're a geek, these are also great to watch, they're about an hour long and on Youtube.) This little trick gives you the ability to add speech input to any textfield you meet on the Internet.
So, to test this out, make sure you have a mic nearby. But this is how you do it:
- Right click a text field (I suggest going to Google to do this)
- Click "Inspect Element"
- A window will appear at the bottom, the developer tools. Right click the automatically highlighted selection in the developer tools menu
- Click "Add Attribute"
- Now type in "x-webkit-speech" (no quotes)
- Hit enter.
Upon doing this, you should see a little microphone appear to the very right of the textbox you did this to. Click on that microphone, and it will prompt you to speak (this is where a microphone is needed). Once you're done speaking, it will then type it all out into that textfield for you.
Oh, I love Google.