Sat. Aug 15th, 2020

Firefox is testing the voice command browsing feature

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Firefox browser is currently providing Firefox Voice to some users, which is designed to allow users to quickly complete certain specific operations through voice commands.

For example, you can let the Firefox browser find information about a certain ticket in Google mailbox, or let the Firefox browser open a specific website directly through voice commands.

This feature is an experimental feature that requires users to manually install the voice extension, and then manually click the extension in the upper right corner each time they need to perform an operation.

By default, this function does not always listen to the user’s session in response to user commands. Based on privacy considerations, recording can only be performed after the user manually triggers it.

Currently, supported voice commands are mainly used to help users retrieve content. Categories include: searching for content, searching for specific websites, opening websites, and consulting.

Search the web
Returns results from the default search engine.
ExampleSearch for hiking in Denver

Look up recipes for fish tacos

Tip: Cycle through results by saying ‘next result’ or ‘previous result’.
Search a specific website
Returns results from search feature on a specific website.
ExampleSearch my Gmail for tickets to Hamilton

Look up The Book Thief on GoodReads

Search CSS grid on MDN

Supported sites: Gmail, Google Docs, Google Calendar, Google Slides, Google Maps, MDN, GoodReads, Spotify, Amazon, Wikipedia, Yelp, Twitter, Reddit, Amazon Music, Google Play Music, Pandora, SoundCloud, YouTube, Vimeo, Netflix, StubHub, TicketMaster, Instagram, LinkedIn, Quora, Pinterest, Facebook, Stack Exchange, Dictionary, Thesaurus, DuckDuckGo, Amazon Maps, DuckDuckGo Images, Google Drive, Google Images, Google Scholar, Google Sheets, Google Translate, OpenStreetMap, TuneIn.
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