Among many other cool features that Windows 10 entails, Is Speech Recognition that allows you to control how your computer performs certain tasks, without the need to use your hardware keyboard. It acts on voice commands that can be used to launch applications, dictate text and much more. This Is somewhat buried In the OS settings, hence In this tutorial, I will show you how to add Speech Recognition to the right-click context menu.
Before I make a start, here's what I'm referring to. One way to access Speech Recognition, Is to navigate to Control Panel > Ease Of Access > Speech Recognition, and you will see the configuration settings as per the Image below.
From there, you can setup and configure your computer's audio, thus enabling your voice to control your PC, rather than using the keyboard. Wouldn't It be nice to access the Speech Recognition option via a right-click of the mouse? Well, I will demonstrate how to do this by using a neat little Registry file, that will automatically add the entries to the Windows Registry, and enable the option thereafter.
All that's required on your part, Is to execute the file, follow a couple of prompts and the job's done. I have provided the download links to the Registry files at the end of this article. So without further delay, let's rip Into this tutorial.
Step One:Once you've downloaded the file, extract It's contents to a folder of your choice and double-click the Add Speech.reg file. It will prompt whether to add the entries to the Windows Registry, so simply hit Yes.
Step Two:A message will be returned, confirming that the entries have been successfully added, so click OK to finalize the process.
Step Three:I've navigated to my desktop, right-clicked on a blank area and as you can see, the Start Speech Recognition option Is now readily available. Let's click It to make sure It's functional.
Step Four:I haven't used Speech Recognition on the system that this tutorial was written on, so It's prompting to configure It. If It's the case with yourself, simply follow the onscreen prompts until completion.
Step Five:On completion, the Speech Recognition bar will be displayed, awaiting voice commands. I'll test It In the next step.
Step Six:I've now asked It to open my Firefox web browser, with a voice command of Start Firefox. It's acknowledged It, by returning Opening Firefox as shown below.
Step Seven:As expected, my Firefox web browser has executed- all without touching a single key on my keyboard.
Last Step:In the event you change your mind and want to remove the Start Speech Recognition option from the right-click menu, simply double-click the Remove Speech.reg file, and hit Yes.
Final Thoughts:Although It's not too difficult locating the Speech Recognition setting, nothing beats the simplicity of having the option readily available with a right-click of the mouse. Do note, that this only applies when right-clicking on a blank area on your computer's desktop.
Use any of the links below to download the aforementioned Registry files.
Direct Link Mega:
Direct Link AnonFiles:
Direct Link Mediafire:
Direct Link 4shared:
Direct Link Sabercathost: