Speech Recognition is a technology which is used to command your computer from voice commands instead of using traditional input devices like keyboard or mouse. Kinect for Xbox 360 have the most powerful speech recognition system in it.
You can use Speech Recognition in Windows 7 also to work with files and folders, there are two ways to select and work with folders and files:
- If you know the name of the object you’re working with, say that name. If you say the name of anything on the screen, Speech Recognition will apply your command to it. For example, you might say “click pictures.”
- If you don’t know the name of the file or folder you want to work with, say “number everything” and numbers will appear next to every object on the screen. You can then say the number of the object you need. For example, you might say “double-click five” to open the object with that number.
To open Speech Recognition in Windows 7
- Click on Start, open Control Panel and select Windows Speech Recognition.
- Say “start listening” or click the Microphone button to start the listening mode.
Note: You must configure you Microphone first to work with Windows Speech Recognition feature.
Frequently used commands for working with folders and files
The following table shows Speech Recognition commands for working with files and folders:
To do this
|Select a file or folder||Select Vacation pictures; Click Sales report|
|Open a selected file or folder||Open; Open that; Launch that; Open Vacation pictures; Open Sales report|
|Open a program by name||Open WordPad; Start Solitaire|
|Click any menu by saying its name||File; View; Start|
|Click any item||Click Recycle Bin; Click Computer; Click file name|
|Minimize all windows to show your desktop||Show desktop|
|Put numbers next to everything on the screen||Number everything|