Actually, messing around with the cases is the first thing I tried. I tried literally every combination and it still did not work until I included the www. I just tested it out now by creating another shortcut called visit Discord without the www, and it did not light up green as it does when it recognizes a command or dictation. I can take a screenshot or I can take a video capture if that would help.
I have noticed that it is inconsistent though. The first couple days I was using lip surf, I used a shortcut without the www and it worked but it’s pretty much not been responding since then. that would be like a couple weeks ago or so. Inconsistent bugs are such a pain in the arse because they never freaking happen when you’re looking for them.
Yeah I wasn’t surprised that it didn’t recognize the word either. My Android tablet has a similar feature, although not as robust, and they call it the personal dictionary. Maybe call it custom vocabulary? Or something in that general area? Just a couple thoughts.
OMG thank you so much for the fix to the literal command. This is not meant in any way to be derogatory, but the impression I have gotten is that lip surf has a small development team. My ex-partner of 10 years is a Linux sysadmin, and they have worked primarily with start-up companies. I have noticed that lip surf has a striking resemblance to many of the companies my ex-partner has worked with. If I’m incorrect please let me know.
I have a sort of related question… Because I spent so many years as my ex-partners “Guinea Kitty” that it is reflex for me to notice bugs and try to troubleshoot them myself. Before going to support. Y’all are busy enough that I would prefer to fix it myself rather than give you guys more stuff to do when I can just handle it myself.
Would it be better for me to create a master thread for bugs and Etc so I can just add a reply to the thread rather than continually creating new ones? I noticed that the GitHub issue page for lip surf have very few reports, although that doesn’t necessarily mean anything because the average computer user that posts to a support forum is someone like my mom who has no idea how anything computer-related works. But I grew up with computers; even though I’m 35, my folks acquired a Mac and an IBM computer in 1993 and 1994. Take a wild guess at who got volunteered to figure out how to solve various computer-related issues. If you would guess somebody with a first name beginning with the letter A, and a last name beginning with L, congratulations you are dead on. Sorry but there’s no prize for that one.
Between this and my Guinea Kitty status, I’m used to providing both fleshed-out suggestions and bug reports that detail the issue that I am having. I’m inclined to create a forum thread for ongoing bug reports and suggestions for how to improve the functionality and accessibility of the extension. I’m not sure if I mentioned it or not but I have multiple medical conditions that affect my hands in such a way that I have in the past literally spent an entire world of warcraft raid crying from pain because simply pressing the keys was excruciatingly. Currently the conditions that caused the worst of it have gone into remission oh, but there is no guarantee that will last forever never mind all the other ways that I managed to screw up my body, like sleeping on my back in the same position all night for 14 hours.
I’ve tried virtually every software I can get my hands on whether legally or not and lip surf has been the best option. Dragon NaturallySpeaking has a lot of features but my computer is from 2009 and has a really terrible “green” CPU that is under clocked and cannot be adjusted, so Dragon does not exactly work for me right now. This may change when my partner comes up to visit and brings the computer components that he bought for me that will be a serious upgrade. But as it is I find lip surf to be three times as fast as dragon. Everything else I looked into was either worthless or had a trial version that disabled the main features that I wanted, primarily being able to use voice recognition in something like Discord.
So, I would like to help but I wanted to check first before making a post like that because some Forum admins get a bit touchy about stuff like that. I’m also interested in the plug-in system but I can’t seem to find any existing plugins for me to try out to see what sort of things can be done with plugins. The explanation given on the documentation page did not really give me the information about what the plugins can do and what their limits are. And I know just enough about coding to get myself into trouble, lol.
Would my bug reports and thoughts / suggestions be useful? And if they would be, what would be the best way for me to go about this? The master thread is just one idea and maybe there’s something that would work better for you guys. I’m flexible.
I’ve been using this extension for like maybe 2 weeks now and it is already making a huge difference for me. Since I’m familiar with, well, basically post-release QA, I would like to help if I can. Let me know.