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NaturallySpeaking Commands for Internet Explorer

By Stephanie Diamond

NaturallySpeaking isn’t just for word processing. You can use it to browse Internet Explorer without straining your typing fingers. You can use it to give Internet Explorer its marching orders in several ways:

  • Natural Language commands

  • Keyboard commands

  • Menu commands

Version 12 of NaturallySpeaking enables you to have more control over when you need to say Click when issuing commands. This is particularly important with web browsing. To see what you have your commands set at now, go to Tools→Options→Commands.

See the check boxes that say: Require Click to Select Hyperlinks in HTML Windows, Require Click to Select Menus, and Require Click to Select Buttons and Other Controls, and see what your settings are. If you want to say Click with web browser commands, then leave them selected. If not, deselect them. Say Click before each command if you have them selected.

In addition, you can use the same Move and Go commands that work in the NaturallySpeaking DragonPad, like Go To Top/Bottom or Move Down Three Paragraphs. You can also use the mouse voice commands to click toolbar buttons or links on web pages, but usually one of the other techniques achieves the same result more easily.

Toolbar Button Voice Command Menu Key Combination
Back Go Back Choose View→Go To→Back Press Alt + Left Arrow
Forward Go Forward Choose View→Go To→Forward Press Alt + Right Arrow
Stop Stop Loading Choose View→Stop Press Escape
Refresh Refresh Choose View→Refresh Press F5
Home Go Home Choose View→Go To→Home Page Press Alt + Home
Search none Choose View→Explorer Bar→Search Press Ctrl + E
Favorites none Choose View→Explorer Bar→Favorites Press Ctrl + I
History none Choose View→Explorer Bar→History Press Ctrl + H
Mail none Choose Tools→Mail and News none
Print none Choose File→Print Press Control P
Edit none Choose File→Edit none