Having your computer perform certain tasks with your voice alone, without the need to use the keyboard and mouse, was unimaginable back In the days of the good old 16-bit Windows 3.1 operating system. Nowadays, It's very much a reality by using the native Speech Recognition utility In Windows 10. To have It readily available, In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a Speech Recognition shortcut on your desktop.
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. For Instance, you can launch applications, dictate text and perform an array of tasks, that would otherwise be done by the traditional keyboard & mouse operations.
Wouldn't It be nice If you could access Speech Recognition, via a double-click of the mouse? Well, I will demonstrate how to do this, by creating a Speech Recognition shortcut on your desktop. The process Is extremely simple, so without further delay, let's get this tutorial started.
Step One:Firstly, navigate to your desktop, right-click on a blank area and select New > Shortcut as Illustrated below.
Step Two:Next, In the Type the location of the Item field, enter the following command.
%windir%\Speech\Common\sapisvr.exe -SpeechUX -Startup
Then hit Next to move forward.