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2020/12/06 07:47:10 (permalink)

make VAR stay focused

when any text is selected and Read Aloud on the menu is tapped, VAR starts reading in the background, which is perfect, but how do I make it so it brings the text in front by default?

I currently draw down to see the top menu then tap an empty space in it to bring it in front.

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    Re: make VAR stay focused 2020/12/06 08:33:48 (permalink)
    Yes, you can pull down notifications and press on @Voice notification, or if you have @Voice icon on Android home screen, you can press it too. Or press the app switcher button at the very bottom of Android screen (some devices have it at bottom-left, others at bottom-right) and scroll the screen horizontally, find @Voice screen and press it...
     
    Note that "Read aloud" item on the menu that appears, after you select text in any app, has a limit of only about 500 characters. It's a limitation that Google imposed on the functions added by other apps to this so called "context menu", and there is no way for apps to increase this limit. If you need to get more text into @Voice app, simply select and press "Copy" button, then pull down notifications and press the round button at right in @Voice notification.
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    Re: make VAR stay focused 2020/12/06 11:44:49 (permalink)
    thanks but can it be done without any additional action?
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    Re: make VAR stay focused 2020/12/09 05:12:14 (permalink)
    Currently there is no way to make the app come to front after you press "Read aloud" in the text selection menu in any other app. Instead, after selecting text, press "Share" in the toolbar that appears, then press @Voice icon. Then @Voice app will come up to front and load the selected text, read it aloud. Also, this method has no 500 characters limitation as "Read aloud" function on the share menu has, so probably it's the best option.
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    Re: make VAR stay focused 2020/12/10 05:16:50 (permalink)
    perfect, thank you!
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    Re: make VAR stay focused 2020/12/11 10:05:12 (permalink)
    I just want you to know that that 500 char limit doesn't seem to be present when I do a select all on a particular page I visit daily. I've tried other random pages as well and it too doesn't seem to be restricted.
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    Re: make VAR stay focused 2020/12/16 05:51:51 (permalink)
    The 500 character limit (or maybe it's 512 or something like that) was imposed by Google in the Android system only on the functions added to the selection menu by apps - you select some text in any app, then on the toolbar press 3 dots at right - there appear functions added by other apps, among them "Read aloud" that I add there - unfortunately the stupid limit of 500 characters is imposed here.
     
    If you select text, then copy it, or press the Share button and send it to other apps (e.g. @Voice) there is no limit, or that limit is a lot, lot bigger.
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