Working on Your Desktop

This chapter describes how to control almost everything on your computer with Dragon NaturallySpeaking or Dragon Medical voice commands.

Programs, documents, and folders

Using voice commands, you can start programs and open documents and folders that appear in your Start menu or desktop.

You can't start Dragon by voice. However, you can have Dragon automatically start in Sleep mode whenever you start Windows by selecting Microphone on (asleep) option in the Miscellaneous tab of the Options dialog box. See the online help for more information.

Starting a program

To start a program from the Start menu, say "Start" and then the name of the program exactly as it appears on the menu or submenu of the Start menu. You can also say the name displayed below the icon on your desktop.

For example, to start Microsoft® Internet Explorer®, say "Start Internet Explorer."

Opening documents and folders from the Start menu

To open a document or folder from the Start menu, say "Start" and then the name of the document or folder exactly as it appears on the menu.

For example, to open a document named sales.doc, you could say "Start Sales dot doc." To open a document named journal.wpd, you could say "Start journal dot w p d."

To open a document or folder from your Windows® desktop, just say "Start" and then the name below the icon. For example, to open a folder named Projects, say "Start Projects."
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