CyberBuddy Speech Commands

pix1p2.gifThe following commands may be used to perform
different functions. You should not need to memorize
them, they should follow the natural speech for the
desired functions
Sometimes CyberBuddy will think it heard something but is not sure. If CyberBuddy has trouble understanding a command, it may ask you to repeat it or ask if it heard it correctly. Answer "Yes" or "OK" if it is correct.

For:                          Say:
Help (Shows this Page)                 need,get or load help
Time                                   Current Time , Time is, What Time
Restore Program (Un-minimize)          Restore or Open Program
Check Email                            Check or Get Email
Read Current Email                     Read Email
Send an Email                          Send or Compose Email
Weather                                Get or Check   Weather or Forecast
News                                   Check, Get or Gather News
Stocks                                 Check, Get or Gather Stocks
Date                                   What is Date or Today
Internet Speed                         What is (the, my, the current, etc.) Speed
Program Exit                           Exit,Quit or Close Program
Minimize Program                       Hide or Go Away
Quiet/Stop                             Quiet, Silence, Stop
Jokes                                  Tell, Get, Find ,(Do you know, Do you have) (a, me a, etc.) Joke
Thoughts                               Tell, Get, Find, (a, me a, etc. ) Thought
Feel Good Message                      Feel Good, How are you
Raise Volume                           Raise Volume, Volume up, Higher Volume, Louder
Lower Volume                           Lower Volume, Volume Down, softer, quieter

Changing Characters
To Change to another Character, say "Get" or "Load" followed by the character's name. The character will load and will become the current default character.

CyberBuddy has a built-in speech-driven Calculator. See the Calculator Page for commands.

Web Pages
There are 3 ways to ask CyberBuddy to get a web page:
  • Read or Show a web page listed in the Web Watching Wizard list in the WWW tab of CyberBuddy.
  • Show a web page listed in Internet Explorer Favorites
  • Show a web page contained in a bookmark file

    Read or Show a Web Page from Web Watching Wizard list)
    To get a Web Page that is Contained in the List of Web Pages on the "Web Watching Wizard" (WWW) tab, say "Read" followed by the URL to read the page or "Load" or "Show" followed by the URL to load the page in your browser. For Example: "Load Yahoo dot Com" If is in the list, CyberBuddy will understand the command and load the web page.

    Show a Bookmarked Page or Favorites Page
    CyberBuddy can also be made to understand commands to load Web Pages that are contained in Internet Explorer Favorites, or Netscape Bookmarks. (Actually, any bookmark file can be used). This is slightly more involved because CyberBuddy must memorize all those site locations. To set this up, go to the "General" tab and select "Speech Recognition Options". In the section "To Recognize Web Pages" you can select a bookmark file and/or whether Internet Explorer Favorites will be used.
    Now, to get to one of these web pages, say "Web Page" or "Web Site". CyberBuddy will acknowledge and will then ask what site. Speak the name of the Site the way it is shown in the bookmark or Favorites. Note, you may want to rename these to make it easier speak.

    Run a Program
    CyberBuddy can be configured to understand your commands to run certain programs. To set this up, use Windows Explorer. In the CyberBuddy folder, there will be a sub-folder called "ShortCuts". In this folder, create shortcuts to any program you wish to have CyberBuddy start for you. The name of the shortcut will be used as the name to speak to run that program. There are some examples already in this folder. Try saying "Notepad".

    Dial a Phone Number
    To access the Phone Function say "load phone" or "get phone".
    In certain circumstances, CyberBuddy can dial phone numbers for you. With the self-contained Phone Book, you can ask to dial a phone number by speaking the person's name. See the Phone Functions section for details.

    Important: Remember the more training you do for the speech recognition engine the correct microphone selection and adjustment of your microphone parameters will add to the accuracy of CyberBuddy in understanding your speech. These items can be adjusted on the Speech Options Window in the Speech Control Panel section.

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