Archive for Speech Recognition

Rest that mouse finger!

Besides dictating speech, Microsoft’s speech recognition seeks to help users “get around” their computer.  Unfortunately, special commands can be easily forgotten or sometimes too laborious to say.  So I simply remember one phrase, click that. Read the rest of this entry »


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Working with Internet Explorer’s Tabs

ie_logo This post will explore how to work with multiple tabs in IE

New tab – presumably this will create a new tab.  Instead, it allows the user the choice of 1) pressing the search button in the default search field or 2) creating a new tab.  Well clearly a bug, it still only takes two steps to create a new tab.

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Fun with Speech Recognition 3

Ok, I finally figured out how to use flip 3-D.  Manually, one types “WinKey + tab” where WinKey is the windows key.  So in the spirit of the “alt+tab” feature we simply add the ctl key.  Flip 3-D is activated using:

press ctl + WinKey+tab

Then simply say tab to cycle through the windows.

note this has stopped working for me.  It’s now turning speech recognition on and off which apparently is done via the following command


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Fun with Speech Recognition 2

1668bg Here’s a another speech recognition tip.  To switch between tabs in Internet explorer use the following speech commands:

"press ctl-tab" – cycles through the tabs left to right

"press shift-ctl-tab" – cycles through the tabs right to left

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Fun with speech recognition

Up until now, I couldn’t figure out how to use Alt-Tab with speech recognition.  As I was trying to switch between tabs in IE by saying ” press ctl-tab” or “press ctl-shift-tab” I accidentally said “press ctl-alt-tab” which brings up the alt-tab menu!  Sweet!

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