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Author Topic: Setting Up PortableApps' Opera 11.10 With Voice Capability  (Read 2270 times)


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Setting Up PortableApps' Opera 11.10 With Voice Capability
« on: April 19, 2011, 07:59:05 AM »
This is a summary of getting PortableApps' Opera 11.10 to work with Voice.  (Inspired by the Text-To-Speech Freeware? topic.)

  • Install PortableApps' version of Opera 11.10 -- assuming below in a directory named 'OperaPortable'
  • Start OperaPortable\OperaPortable.exe
  • In Opera, navigate to Settings > Preferences > Advanced > Voice
  • Enable, disable, and re-enable "Enable voice-controlled browsing" via the corresponding checkbox
  • If asked whether to download some file, answer in the affirmative
  • If after downloading, failure is reported, use a packet sniffer (e.g. SmartSniff from NirSoft or Wireshark) to determine a URL for the aforementioned file (the file name may look something like: 20110330.1.vxm_win_full_11.10.zip)
    • Download the file in question
    • Under OperaPortable\Data\profile, create a voice directory
    • Extract the content of the zip file in the new directory (so the new directory should contain files with names including vxm.dll, vxmplugin.dll, etc.)
    • Via Opera's address bar, access opera:config#VoiceXML|VoiceXMLEnabled and ensure it is checked
    • Similarly, access opera:config#VoiceXML|VoiceXmlPlugin and ensure it refers to OperaPortable\Data\profile\voice\vxmplugin.dll
    • Save preferences if necessary
    • Restart Opera
  • Select some text in a page displayed in Opera, right-click to bring up a context menu, and choose the "Speak" item

Tested (only the reading aloud portion) with Windows XP SP3.


« Last Edit: April 19, 2011, 06:07:38 PM by ewemoa »