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Author Topic: [How To] Control your computer by voice commands  (Read 11854 times)

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[How To] Control your computer by voice commands
« on: September 23, 2008, 02:39:16 AM »
You can control Windows XP computer by using a free program called Shoot. It uses the in-built Microsoft speech technology. I wrote a blog post with a short video where I open browser, search, open and close tabs, switch tabs; run notepad, calculator etc. by issuing voice commands.

For details, visit http://www.howtotuts...computer-with-voice/ :D

Below is a screenshot of my blog post. Clicking on it will take you to the above URL from where the video can be watched.

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Is there any other similar free program that works on XP?


edit by jgpaiva: fixed url link and attached image to post
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Re: [How To] Control your computer by voice commands
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2008, 06:01:28 AM »
I feel so stupid for repeatedly clicking the screen and wondering why it was referring me to a broken link instead of playing the video.  :huh:

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Re: [How To] Control your computer by voice commands
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2008, 06:05:06 AM »
Paul: I have modified my first post in this thread and added this: "Below is a screenshot of my blog post. Clicking on it will take you to the above URL from where the video can be watched."

By the way, someone suggested a alternative program at Neowin forum: http://www.pilfius.com.ar/about.php

I am going to try it out later.
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Re: [How To] Control your computer by voice commands
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2008, 06:31:06 AM »
Yeah, that's better. 2nd program looks more promising since it seems it can be used for games based on the command list. Looking forward to your review.

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Re: [How To] Control your computer by voice commands
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2008, 06:33:20 AM »
Shoot is also primarily aimed at gamers. But then I wouldn't know. The only computer game I ever played was 'Need for speed'.
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Re: [How To] Control your computer by voice commands
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2008, 06:38:47 AM »
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For NfS you could sound like a bad wife on passenger's seat ;)
"Left, Left, Right, Slow down! brake!"

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Re: [How To] Control your computer by voice commands
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2008, 09:24:24 AM »
Might be interesting to use in conjunction with FARR... 8)

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Re: [How To] Control your computer by voice commands
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2008, 06:04:58 PM »
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For NfS you could sound like a bad wife on passenger's seat ;)
"Left, Left, Right, Slow down! brake!"

Damn it, now you make me want to play NfS  :P

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Re: [How To] Control your computer by voice commands
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2008, 10:35:57 PM »
So how does either of those programs compare to vista's speech recognition (outside of games), because in the past, I have had good results from vista's speech recognition. Though I may still download shoot and play with it
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Re: [How To] Control your computer by voice commands
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2008, 10:47:43 PM »
As a sight-impaired, aging writer, I trying to build a computer setup that reduces as much as possible reliance on my eyesight.  The program you mention is new to me.  I'll check it out.  THANKS.

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Re: [How To] Control your computer by voice commands
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2008, 04:52:51 AM »
i tried it out, much fun, but how exactly do you turn key board keys into clicks?
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Re: [How To] Control your computer by voice commands
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2009, 12:57:28 PM »
Neowin forum

This link don't goes well : 08.03.2009.....

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Re: [How To] Control your computer by voice commands
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2009, 12:58:14 PM »
Might be interesting to use in conjunction with FARR... 8)

What's FARR.... 8)  ?¿?¿?¿


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Re: [How To] Control your computer by voice commands
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2009, 06:54:39 PM »
Might be interesting to use in conjunction with FARR... 8)

What's FARR.... 8)  ?¿?¿?¿



FARR refers to Find And Run Robot, do a forum search for more info. :)
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Re: [How To] Control your computer by voice commands
« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2009, 06:56:17 PM »
This is an interesting application, I have several things I would like to try this with. I'll get my results on here later this week for anyone who's interested.  :up:

Sorry about the double post.  :P
« Last Edit: March 08, 2009, 06:58:52 PM by Mizraim »