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||Say 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|
|Open Search||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 word|
|Select a word and start to correct it||Correct word|
|Select and delete specific words||Delete word|
|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||Start listening|
|Turn off listening mode||Stop listening|
|Move the Speech Recognition microphone bar||Move speech recognition|
|Minimize the microphone bar||Minimize speech recognition|
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