With Windows Speech Recognition, you can use your voice to work with windows and programs. Usually, you can just say the command that you want to perform. For example, to minimize all open windows, you can say "show desktop." To see the System Properties dialog box, you can say "right-click Computer," and then say "click Properties."
Speech Recognition is available only in English, French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese.
Open Speech Recognition by clicking the Start button , clicking All Programs, clicking Accessories, clicking Ease of Access, and then clicking Windows Speech Recognition.
Say "start listening" or click the Microphone button to start the listening mode.
The following table shows Speech Recognition commands for working with windows and programs. Words in italic font indicate that you can say many different things in place of the example word or phrase and get useful results.
Click any item
Click File; Click Bold; Click Save; Click Close
Double-click any item
Double-click Computer; Double-click Recycle Bin; Double-click folder name
Right-click any item
Right-click Computer; Right-click Recycle Bin; Right-click folder name
Minimize all windows to show your desktop
Click something you don't know the name of
Show numbers (Numbers will appear on the screen for every item in the active window. Say an item's corresponding number to click it.)
Click a numbered item
19 OK; 5 OK
Double-click a numbered item
Double-click 19; Double-click 5
Right-click a numbered item
Right-click 19; Right-click 5
Open a program
Open Paint; Open WordPad; Open program name
Switch to an open program
Switch to Paint; Switch to WordPad; Switch to program name; Switch application
Close a program
Close that; Close Paint; Close Documents
Minimize that; Minimize Paint; Minimize Documents
Restore that; Restore Paint; Restore Documents
Cut that; Cut
Copy that; Copy
Delete that; Delete
Undo that; Scratch that; Undo
Scroll in one direction
Scroll up; Scroll down; Scroll left; Scroll right
Scroll an exact distance in pages
Scroll down 2 pages; Scroll up 10 pages
Scroll an exact distance in other units
Scroll up 5; Scroll down 7
Go to a field in a form or a program
Go to field name; Go to Subject; Go to Address; Go to Cc