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IE8: Windows 7 speech recognition hangs on long webpages

wrecktaste asked on

I have managed to replicate this problem with windows speech recognition, and Microsoft Internet Explorer; on the firstthree independent machines I can find so far (in the UK). I have a simple way to test the machine. This is how the problem showed itself up.


Run windows 7 speech-recognition so that it isn’t asleep but awake and listening  (e.g. on a UK machine)

Start Internet explorer (e.g. version 8)

Go to a long webpage (e.g.  http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Adolf_Hitler&oldid=386452903 ; wikipedia article on hitler dated 23Sep2010)

Try scrolling by pressing the up and down buttons; it starts to hang


As soon as speech-recognition is on sleep mode or turned off it’s OK.  I suspect it is also the underlying issue behind similar incompatibilities with windows 7 speech recognition and Skype reported by others.


If anyone else tries following the instructions I'd  be interested to know you what you find. Also if someone wants me to post this under speech recognition please specify exactly which section to put it under. Thanks.

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