Controlling Your Desktop and Windows by Voice
In This Chapter
Running applications by name
Opening files and folders by name
Switching from one window to another
Talking to your mouse
Dealing with dialog boxes
People have been talking to their operating systems since the very early days of computing, but most of what they’ve been saying is not repeatable in public. Using voice recognition software, though, you can talk to your operating system and have it do something in response: run an application, switch to another window, move the mouse pointer, or choose a command from a menu.
You probably are used to controlling Windows’s windows and applications through the keyboard and/or the mouse. You can easily imitate keyboard commands with the voice command “Press” — “Press Right-Arrow,” for example. You can also imitate mouse actions that click buttons or choose items from a menu with the voice command “Click” — for example, “Click OK,” or “Click File, Save.” (Unfortunately, ...