Tips and tricks for VoiceKeyboardOne and VoiceKeyboardPlus


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If the default language on your computer is English (United States, United Kingdom, Canada, India, and Australia), French, German, Spanish, Japanese, or Mandarin (Chinese Simplified and Chinese Traditional) or if you want to use one of these languages, check if the correct speech recognizer is installed. See this page how to check and install the speechrecognizer.



If the default language on your computer is Dutch, Italian, Portuguese, Catalan, Danish, Finnish, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Swedish or Russian or if you want to use one of these languages, check if the correct speech recognizer is installed. See this page how to check and install the speechrecognizer.



First check if your microphone is on. Then check under Settings, Privacy, Microphone whether the setting "Allow apps to access your microphone" is on, and whether it is switched on for VoiceKeyboardOne or VoiceKeyboardPlus. If you have changed a setting, you must restart the VoiceKeyboard app.

Microphone setting



If the program does not recognize some words or letters, you can use longer words or multiple words. For words that are not heard properly you can add an extra word, for example "copy this" instead of "copy" and "paste this" instead of "paste". For spelling you can make a spelling alphabet yourself. For example "Alfa" for the letter "A" and Bravo for the letter "B". Don't forget that you should also say "control alfa" instead of "control A".



Say (or press) "Settings" and Say (or press) "Make changes". All phrases can be changed to your own preference.

If you want to make larger / smaller movements with the mouse pointer, increase / decrease the mouse values. The same applies to the mouse scroll.

Say (or press) "Save changes" to save your changes.



Say (or press) "Regular keys" and Say (or press) "Make changes". All the "Key names" can now be changed to your own preference.

Say (or press) "Save changes" to save your changes.



Say (or press) "My keys" and Say (or press) "Make changes". You can change the "Key names" to your own preference. You can also add new key combinations. Select the "Shift", "Control", Alt or "Windows" keys in the first two columns and in the third column a "Regular key". Dont forget to give it a "Key name". After saving your new hotkey / shortcut is ready for use.

Say (or press) "Save changes" to save your changes.



Say (or press) "Symbols" and Say (or press) "Make changes". In the first column add a unicode number as "Key value". You can find the unicode number for a symbol here. Give it a "Key name" and after saving your new symbol is ready for use. Highest unicode number is 65535.



Say (or press) "Mouse" and Say (or press) "Make changes". All mouse "Key names" can now be changed to your own preference.

Say (or press) "Save changes" to save your changes.



Say (or press) "My text" and Say (or press) "Make changes". Enter a line of text, give it a "Key name" and when saying the "Key name" the text will be sent to the focussed application.

Say (or press) "Save changes" to save your changes.



In "My keys" you can add a key sequence in combination with the "alt" key that is especialy usefull for Microsoft Office ribons. When you press and release the "alt" key in a Microsoft office application, you see little boxes called KeyTips with letters over each command available in the current view. Press the letter shown in the KeyTip over the command you want to use. Depending on which letter you pressed, you might see additional KeyTips. Continue pressing letters until you press the letter of the specific command you want to use.

For example, in Microsoft Word, pressing alt with N, S and H will lead you to a list of shapes.

Now go to "My keys" in the app. Press "Make changes" and in a new line add the alt key in the first column and type the letters N,S and H in the third column. Give the key the name "add shape". Now every time you say "add shape" the list with shapes will appear.



If your speech recognizer is not in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese or Dutch, there is no specific language file and the English language file is loaded by default. You can change the "key names" and "settings" to the desired language yourself.



For most languages the key names, settings and other texts in this app are translated with Google translate. So there can be some strange, funny or incorrect translations. You can change key names and settings yourself. See tutorial videos.

If you want to help us make the app and website better, please contact us and report your improvements.



Most applications use hotkeys / shortcuts. To make a list of them would be impossible. So if you need to know what hotkeys / shortcuts are available in a applications you need to go to a search engine like Google and search for your application and hotkeys / shortcuts. And as long as the hotkey / shortcut consists of one or two of the keys "shift", "ctrl", "alt" and/or "windows" and a "Regular key" you can activate that hotkey / shortcut with VoiceKeyboard.