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Can anyone recommend a Voice Search extension that works in Opera?

  • Been trying various Chrome "voice search" extensions and haven't been able to find one that works. I've enabled mic access in Opera. Maybe someone knows an Opera Extension, or has successfully used a Chrome extension via Opera's "Install Chrome Extensions" ? Thanks!

  • You can install a voice search app from chrome extensions. Click the ‘Add to Opera’ button, and it will begin installing in opera.

  • @naheed Thank you Naheed. I have already tried that, installing over six different chrome extensions, one at a time. The extensions ask for microphone access, and I click allow. But then when attempting to use any of these extensions, none of them will activate the mic. Some say you need to grant Mic access, even though I can clearly see that Mic access has been granted. I've even tried to grant microphone access "always" in opera's site settings.

    So far I have not been able to get any chrome voice search extension to work in Opera, so my guess is that Opera has some kind of security override that prevents that from happening. Which also explains why there are zero Opera extensions for voice search in their own library. If by chance you have gotten a specific chrome extension to work in Opera, I would love to know which one so that I can try it as well.

    Thank you

  • @quicksite probably these extensions in Chrome are using an API from Google. And I think they don't allow to use it from another browser different from Chrome.

  • @diezi Thank you, I think it's best I just accept that as the case. I've been in process of trying to switch over to Opera as my primary browser, but keep running into usability problems re workflow efficiency. Maybe I must resign self to use 2 browsers -- Opera for most things (has less of performance lag than Chrome), and Chrome for searches & what not. Thank you.