Microsoft has adopted the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility. This new Microsoft Edge runs on the same Chromium web engine as the Google Chrome browser, offering you best in class web compatibility and performance.
The new Chromium based Microsoft Edge is supported on all versions of Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server (2016 and above), Windows Server (2008 R2 to 2012 R2), and macOS.
Starting with the latest Microsoft Edge Canary version, a new voice typing feature has been added to the context menu of text boxes to some as part of controlled feature roll-outs.
Voice typing uses the dictation feature built-in to Windows 10. You can use Dictation to convert spoken words into text anywhere on your PC with Windows 10. Dictation uses speech recognition, which is built into Windows 10, so there is nothing you need to download and install to use it.
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To use voice typing and dictation, your PC needs to be connected to the internet.
Voice typing and dictation requires online speech recognition to be turned on.
Voice typing requires optional diagnostic data to be turned on.
To dictate in unsupported languages, use Windows Speech Recognition.
Open Microsoft Edge.
Perform one of the following actions to start voice typing with dictation: (see screenshot below)
- Click/tap inside a text box you want, and press the + Dictation shortcut keys.
- Right click or press and hold inside a text box you want, and click/tap on Voice typing.
When you see it show Listening, you can start dictating into your microphone. (see screenshot below)
You can click/tap on the X to close (exit) dictation when finished.
You can click/tap the microphone button to stop (pause) and start dictation as needed.
You will hear a sound to let you know when dictation has started and stopped listening.