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Starting dictanote from a key sequence

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eric144
Eric Johansson

I'm hoping you can guide me and how to implement this use case.

My goal is to make note taking effortless.. The way I Envision solving this problem is pressing a key on the keyboard, that key sequence brings up an application (dictanote or nimbus in chrome) be able to hit a button on the keyboard and have it invoke dictanote or Chrome with a specific URL

Some additional important behaviors is that when I hit the magic key it brings the application window to the top of the window stack. If the application is not running, it starts it on a specific page and if it is running, it makes the windows associated with the application visible. It would be really bad for product multiple copies of the same application.

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  • 11 Nov

For Dictanote, please follow instructions here https://dictanote.co/download/ to add Dictanote as a desktop app
Then it will always be there is the dock. You can access it anytime.

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eric144
Eric Johansson
  • 12 Nov

I'm sorry. I didn't ask the right question and give you enough detail so here is the bigger picture.

My hands don't work well enough to use a mouse. I use speech recognition as much as possible to minimize the pain in my hands from using a keyboard.

The OS running dictanote is Ubuntu 22.04 + chrome
I have successfully installed Dictanote as an app and it is accessible by the application dock.

What command line do I need in order to invoke dictanote on specific note page? Another option that would work for me would be invoking a single instance of Chrome with a specific URL.

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  • 15 Nov

I see. I don't have a solution for you at the moment.
Dictanote (and Voice In) work within the browser. They can't control tabs / opening the app.

On Mac, if Dictanote is already open and I ask Spotlight to open Dictanote, it opens the existing application open. Doesn't create duplicates.