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Move the Mouse Pointer Very Slightly with NaturallySpeaking

The NaturallySpeaking voice commands let you move the mouse pointer anywhere on your screen and give you access to the full range of mouse clicks: right, left, and double. If the mouse pointer is almost where you want it and just needs to be nudged a smidgen, use the mouse pointer commands Mouse Up, Mouse Down, Mouse Left, and Mouse Right.

You need to attach a number between one and ten to the command in order to tell the mouse how far to move. So, for example, say, “Mouse Up Four,” and the mouse pointer dutifully goes up four.

“Four what?” you ask. Four smidgens, or four somethings, anyway. NaturallySpeaking Help calls them units. Ten minutes of experimentation shows that a unit is about three pixels, if that helps. (Your computer screen is hundreds of pixels wide.)

All you really need to know about units is

  • They’re small, so Mouse Right Six isn’t going to move the pointer very far. (For big motions, use MouseGrid.)

  • They’re all the same size, so Mouse Down Three is going to move the pointer three times as far as Mouse Down One.

As with MouseGrid, you can combine the mouse-pointer commands with the click commands. Instead of saying, “Mouse Left Ten,” and then “Double Click,” you can say, “Mouse Left Ten Double Click.”

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