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.
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 this
Cortana is only available in certain countries/regions, and some Cortana features might not be available everywhere. If Cortana isn't available or is turned off, you can still use search.
|Press Windows C
|Press Windows S
|Perform an action in an app
|Right-click; Press Windows Z; press ctrl B
|Select an item by its name
|File; Start; View
|Select an item or icon
|Click Recycle Bin; Click Computer; Click file name
|Double-click an item
|Double-click Recycle Bin; Double-click Computer; Double-click file name
|Switch to an open app
|Switch to Paint; Switch to WordPad; Switch to program name; Switch application
|Scroll in one direction
|Scroll up; Scroll down; Scroll left; Scroll right
|Insert a new paragraph or new line in a document
|New paragraph; New line
|Select a word in a document
|Select a word and start to correct it
|Select and delete specific words
|Show a list of applicable commands
|What can I say?
|Update the list of speech commands that are currently available
|Refresh speech commands
|Turn on listening mode
|Turn off listening mode
|Move the Speech Recognition microphone bar
|Move speech recognition
|Minimize the microphone bar
|Minimize speech recognition
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