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It’s been a long while since I last used Speech Recognition in Windows Vista, but in my defense, I constantly have music playing when I’m on the computer. All I need is for “Relax” to fire up from my 1980′s daydreams and have Vista put the […]

Speechmacro_croppedIt’s been a long while since I last used Speech Recognition in Windows Vista, but in my defense, I constantly have music playing when I’m on the computer. All I need is for “Relax” to fire up from my 1980′s daydreams and have Vista put the PC into Hibernation. Still, I think that Speech Recognition is oft overlooked, which is why I’m excited to try the technical preview of Windows Speech Recognition Macros.The idea is that you can script one or several tasks and essentially assign a voice tag to the macro. Lifehacker used it to insert an HTML signature to their e-mails and it sounds like it worked just fine. This might tip me over to re-installing Vista on the UMPC because the dual-array microphones on the Q1 series are excellent for this type of functionality.

  1. Excuse me, but I must have missed something. Kevin you are using Windows XP on the Q1 Premium? Is there a link to why you decided this?

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  2. And just how often ARE you the computer? Freud called. He wants his slip back. :) “It’s been a long while since I last used Speech Recognition in Windows Vista, but in my defense, I constantly have music playing when I’m the computer.”

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  3. desilva, the Q1UP came with XP. A few weeks later, I installed Vista. Then I installed OS X. I think I’m going back to Vista, but I haven’t decided.

    TimmyTypo: Sorry, “computer” was a nickname when I was growing up… those were the days when I *was* the computer. Just kidding… fixed and thanks.

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