Restart Dragon vocally: Vocola

To use certain memory intensive programs, I not only have to end unnecessary processes, but also temporarily turn off the functions in Dragon I don’t need for that particular program. (I’ll go into this more when I talk about using Visual C++ for my programming homework.) For example, I disable the HTML commands if the memory sucker doesn’t require the internet. When I’m done, I enable them again. The unfortunate side effect is that Dragon requires a restart for the change to take effect. For some stupid reason, there’s no native restart command (in Preferred, anyway). This can be a problem if you’re totally voice dependent. Thus a Vocola command:

Dragon restart = HeardWord(close, naturally, speaking) Wait(7000) AppBringUp (“C:\Program Files\Nuance\NaturallySpeaking10\Program\natspeak.exe”);

Note that even if you have set the microphone to start asleep (yellow), it may remain green as the restart command executes.

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4 Responses to Restart Dragon vocally: Vocola

  1. Bruce Couper says:

    Thanks for this. I’m a long-time NaturallySpeaking user. My degree of disability means everything must be hands-free. Google found your useful tip for me.

    Kindest regards

  2. hand2mouth says:

    You’re welcome!

  3. Carol Purington says:

    Where can I find a basic explanation of how Vocola works with NaturallySpeaking?

  4. hand2mouth says:

    There’s a pretty good language tutorial at Vocola.net. Hope it helps!

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