Using speech recognition to control Windows can be a great alternative to using the keyboard and mouse if you're having trouble, or simply find it more comfortable to use your PC this way. Windows has included its own speech recognition tool for several versions, which you can use to configure and use speech dictation in the operating system. The trick is to make Windows understand you clearly enough, so that the process is worthwhile, and is not more an inconvenience than an advantage.
We explain the best way to configure and use speech recognition in Windows 10
In any version of Windows that supports voice control technology, you can easily configure voice dictation using the Control Panel. To do this, you just need to open the Control Panel using the icon view, and after that click on the speech recognition icon with the mouse. The next step is to start your PC's micro configuration.
A new window will open in which you will have to select the type of microphone you are going to use, and then it will ask you to dictate the words that appear on the screen to show Windows your voice. When you're done, the voice recognition bar will appear at the top of the screen.
With this you have completed the basic configuration of speech recognition in Windows 10. To start using it, you only have to activate the option " Start speech recognition ", after that you can start dictating the text immediately.
You can dictate text over a document, email, or other file. To do this, click on the microphone icon in the speech recognition bar, this will start the listening mode. You can dictate punctuation, symbols, and specific actions like "new line" and "new paragraph."
How to make Windows 10 understand you better
If Windows has trouble understanding words, you can train the tool to better understand your voice the way you speak. To do this, you just have to go back to the previous window of the Windows 10 control panel, and choose the option " Train the computer to understand you better ."
You can also view and modify certain settings for speech recognition. In the Speech Recognition Control Panel window, click the " Advanced Speech Recognition Options " link .
From here, you can choose to create a new voice profile, take training for your current profile, choose to run speech recognition every time Windows starts, give Windows permission to review your documents and emails to better understand the words you use, and set up your microphone.
Another way to use speech recognition in Windows 10
As an alternative to activating the voice recognition bar, you can use the voice recognition built into Windows 10. The first step to use this function is to activate the voice recognition online , something you can do from the permissions section from the Windows 10 Configuration Tool.
After that, you can configure some additional options, for this access the tool "Activate voice recognition".
To use speech recognition in this way, press the " Windows + H " key combination .
This is all about how to set up and use speech recognition in Windows 10.