Speech Recognition Voice Commands in Windows 10

Windows Speech Recognition lets you control your PC by voice alone, without needing a keyboard or mouse. Here are the voice commands you can use to control your PC with Speech Recognition.


Windows provides both a device-based speech recognition feature (available through the Windows Speech Recognition Desktop app), and a cloud-based speech recognition service in those markets and regions where Cortana is available. Speech Recognition is a nice addition to the dictation feature of Windows 10.

Windows 10 Speech Recognition App

Speech Recognition is only available for the following languages: English (United States, United Kingdom, Canada, India, and Australia), French, German, Japanese, Mandarin (Chinese Simplified and Chinese Traditional), and Spanish.

Speech Recognition Voice Commands in Windows 10

To do thisSay this
Open StartStart
Open Cortana


Press Windows C
Open SearchPress Windows S
Perform an action in an appRight-click; Press Windows Z; press ctrl B
Select an item by its name File; Start; View
Select an item or iconClick Recycle Bin; Click Computer; Click file name
Double-click an itemDouble-click Recycle Bin; Double-click Computer; Double-click file name
Switch to an open appSwitch to Paint; Switch to WordPad; Switch to program name; Switch application
Scroll in one directionScroll up; Scroll down; Scroll left; Scroll right
Insert a new paragraph or new line in a documentNew paragraph; New line
Select a word in a documentSelect word
Select a word and start to correct itCorrect word
Select and delete specific wordsDelete word
Show a list of applicable commandsWhat can I say?
Update the list of speech commands that are currently availableRefresh speech commands
Turn on listening modeStart listening
Turn off listening modeStop listening
Move the Speech Recognition microphone barMove speech recognition
Minimize the microphone barMinimize speech recognition

That's it.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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