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23 Apr 2010   #1

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Some Windows 7 add-ons for speech recognition

Hi friends,

I have Repetitive Strain Injury, so I use speech recognition a lot. I think the speech recognition in Windows 7 is great, although I miss some things in it.
For those who also have RSI, or just want to use the voice, I found two add-ons that I think is pretty interesting.
The first add-on is the Windows Speech Recognition Macros, you can group several speech commands at once with it. The only drawback is clicking anywhere on the screen with your voice. Windows default "mouse grid" takes a lot commands to move and click. For this issue, I found another add-on for clicking anywhere that is pretty fast. It is a tiny add-on called Voice Finger (, and by the way I'm using it right now.
For those who are sick of the WSR "mouse grid", I think this is good news.

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24 Apr 2010   #2

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Welcome to the Seven Forums, Boblamb.

Thanks for sharing this info. I checked both, and especially the Voice Finger seems to be very practical.

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14 May 2010   #3

windows 7

Yeah, Im using it to work in all apps. So far the only software the grid does not lay over is the game "Mass Effect 2", that I'm playing now. I guess it is because this game directly access the I/O hardware.
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14 May 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Thanks for sharing, Bob! I love seeing people share tips and tricks in these forums. It is not only a great place to ask and answer questions, but also to learn about features and add-ons that are truly beneficial.

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23 Aug 2010   #5

windows 7

Hi Cassandra,

Thanks for your comments. I already healed from my RSI, but nevertheless Im still using VF. I guess I will not make the same mistake again, overusing my hands.
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23 Aug 2010   #6


i still think its funny that when i have music playing the voice recognition software goes nuts... i get afraid a song is gonna play that says format hard drive.
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01 Dec 2010   #7

windows 7

Using speech recognition pretty much requires ear phones.

Using loud speakers is dangerous, the recognition software can discover some hidden subliminal message in the music
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02 Dec 2010   #8

Windows 7 32-bit

Do you know if this Voice Finger works on UK english? What language are you using?
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10 Dec 2010   #9

windows 7

I'm using US. But I changed here to UK, and apparently it is working ok. However I guess you need to re-train the software.
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