SUITEKeys Voice Commands Reference
Version 1.0 – January 02, 2003

Copyright 1997-2003, College of Charleston and  University of Louisiana at Lafayette,
All Rights Reserved.

This reference identifies the most common commands you may use with SUITEKeys. Please refer to SUITEKeys help for additional information.
Unless otherwise specified, you may use continuous speech (i.e., speak normally without artificial breaks between words).

Words inside […]’s are optional.

Changing the Microphone State

Command Description
Sleep
Go to sleep
Turn the microphone off temporarily (sleep state)
Wake up
Listen [to me]
Turn the microphone back on from the sleep state.

Note: Use these commands to temporarily turn the microphone on/off, if you wish to use voice for something else, such as talk to another human.
To turn the microphone completely off, select "Off" in the File menu of the SUITEKeys application window. To turn the microphone on from the off state, select "Listen" in the File menu.

Using Help

Command Description
What can I say Display the commands you can say in the current context.
More help Display comprehensive help for the given context.
Help topics Display the main help.
[Quick] tutorial Start the quick tutorial.

Pressing Modifier Keys

Command Description
Press shift Press the shift key (hold until <release shift> command is issued).
Press control Press the control key (hold until <release control> command is issued).
Press alt
Press alternate
Press the alternate key (hold until <release alternate> command is issued).
Release shift Release the shift key, if pressed.
Release control Release the control key, if pressed.
Release alt
Release alternate
Release the alternate key, if pressed.

Note: The system beeps if you try to press a pressed key, or release a non-pressed key.

Typing Letters

Command Description
a, b, c, …, z Send the corresponding letter to the operating system.

Note: Due to the difficulty in recognizing these letters, you have to use discrete speech here (i.e., speak each letter separately).

For the same reason, SUITEKeys supports the Military Alphabet (International Communication Alphabet) to type letters. It can be recognized continuously (i.e. command "Alpha Bravo Charlie Alpha" will send letters "abca" to the operating system).

Command Description
Alpha Send letter "a" to the operating system.
Bravo Send letter "b" to the operating system.
Charlie Send letter "c" to the operating system.
Delta Send letter "d" to the operating system.
Echo Send letter "e" to the operating system.
Foxtrot Send letter "f" to the operating system.
Golf Send letter "g" to the operating system.
Hotel Send letter "h" to the operating system.
India Send letter "i" to the operating system.
Juliet Send letter "j" to the operating system.
Kilo Send letter "k" to the operating system.
Lima Send letter "l" to the operating system.
Mike Send letter "m" to the operating system.
November Send letter "n" to the operating system.
Oscar Send letter "o" to the operating system.
Papa Send letter "p" to the operating system.
Quebec Send letter "q" to the operating system.
Romeo Send letter "r" to the operating system.
Sierra Send letter "s" to the operating system.
Tango Send letter "t" to the operating system.
Uniform Send letter "u" to the operating system.
Victor Send letter "v" to the operating system.
Whiskey Send letter "w" to the operating system.
X-ray Send letter "x" to the operating system.
Yankee Send letter "y" to the operating system.
Zulu Send letter "z" to the operating system.

Typing Numbers

Command Description
1, 2, 3, …, 0 Send the recognized number to the operating system

Clicking Mouse Buttons

Command Description
[Click] left [mouse] button Click the left mouse button.
[Click] right [mouse] button Click the right mouse button.
Doubleclick left [mouse] button Double click the left mouse button.
Doubleclick right [mouse] button Double click the right mouse button.
Press left [mouse] button Press the left mouse button (hold until <release> command is issued).
Press right [mouse] button Press the right mouse button (hold until <release> command is issued).
Release left [mouse] button Release the left mouse button if it is pressed.
Release right [mouse] button Release the right mouse button if it is pressed.

Moving the Mouse Cursor

Note: The range for screen coordinates is from "zero zero" (top-left corner) to "ninety-nine ninety-nine" (bottom-right corner).
<Direction> may be "left", "right", "up", "down", or "<1, 2, 3, …, 12> o’clock".

Command Description
Stop Stop moving the mouse cursor.
Move mouse <direction> Start moving mouse cursor towards <direction>, until <stop> or another voice command is spoken.
Move mouse <direction> <1, 2, 3, …, 99> Place mouse cursor to <direction> <1, 2, 3, …, 99> units relative to the current position.
For example, "move mouse left three" will move cursor three units to the left.
Set mouse [position]
<0, 1, 2, …, 99>
<0, 1, 2, …, 99>
Place mouse cursor to specified screen coordinates.
For example, "set mouse position zero zero" will move cursor to the top-left screen corner.

Typing Function Keys

Command Description
Function <1, 2, …, 12> Send the recognized function key to the operating system.

Typing Symbol keys

Command Description
Apostrophe
Quote
Send symbol " ’ " to the operating system.
Asterisk Send symbol "*" to the operating system.
Backquote
Quote
Send symbol "`" to the operating system.
Backslash Send symbol "\" to the operating system.
Comma Send symbol "," to the operating system.
Equal [sign] Send symbol "=" to the operating system.
Forward slash
Slash
Send symbol "/" to the operating system.
Left square bracket
Open square bracket
Square bracket
Send symbol "[" to the operating system.
Minus [sign]
Hyphen
Dash
Send symbol "-" to the operating system.
Period Send symbol "." to the operating system.
Right square bracket
Close square bracket
Send symbol "]" to the operating system.
Semicolon Send symbol ";" to the operating system.

Typing Shifted Symbol keys

Command Description
Ampersand Send symbol "&" to the operating system.
At sign Send symbol "@" to the operating system.
Caret Send symbol "^" to the operating system.
Colon Send symbol ":" to the operating system.
Dollar [sign] Send symbol "$" to the operating system.
Double quote Send symbol """ to the operating system.
Exclamation [mark] Send symbol "!" to the operating system.
Left parenthesis
Open parenthesis
Send symbol "(" to the operating system.
Right parenthesis
Close parenthesis
Send symbol ")" to the operating system.
Left angle bracket
Open angle bracket
Less than
Send symbol "<" to the operating system.
Right angle bracket
Close angle bracket
Greater than
Send symbol ">" to the operating system.
Left curly bracket
Open curly bracket
Curly bracket
Send symbol "{" to the operating system.
Right curly bracket
Close curly bracket
Send symbol "}" to the operating system.
Literal [sign]
Pound [sign]
Send symbol "#" to the operating system.
Percent [sign] Send symbol "%" to the operating system.
Vertical bar
Pipe
Send symbol "|" to the operating system.
Plus [sign] Send symbol "+" to the operating system.
Question mark Send symbol "?" to the operating system.
Tilde Send symbol "~" to the operating system.
Underscore Send symbol "_" to the operating system.

Typing Special Keys

Command Description
Caps [lock] Type special key "Caps lock".
Break Type special key "Break".
End Type special key "End".
Escape Type special key "Escape".
Home Type special key "Home".
Insert Type special key "Insert".
Num lock Type special key "Num lock".
Page down Type special key "Page down".
Page up Type special key "Page up".
Pause Type special key "Pause".
Print screen Type special key "Print screen".
Scroll lock Type special key "Scroll lock".

Repeating Special Keys

The special keys listed below may be repeated "<1, 2, 3, …, 99> times".
For example "Backspace three times" may be used to delete the previous three characters; "Left arrow five times" may be used to highlight the fifth item in a menu.

Command Description
Backspace Type special key "Backspace".
Delete Type special key "Delete".
Enter
Return
Newline
Type special key "Enter".
Space [bar] Type special key "Space bar".
Tab Type special key "Tab".
Left arrow Type special key "Left arrow".
Right arrow Type special key "Right arrow".
Down arrow Type special key "Down arrow".
Up arrow Type special key "Up arrow".

Using Menu Commands

Command Description
Menu Pull down the left-most menu of the active window.
Note: To further navigate menus use arrow and mouse-button commands.

Using SUITEKeys Menu Commands

Note: Speaking any menu item within SUITEKeys will select that item. This excludes menu items having a crossed-out microphone icon.

System Pull down the system menu.
Speaker Pull down the speaker menu.
Add new speaker Display the add new speaker window.
Set current speaker Display the set current speaker window.
Delete speaker Display the delete speaker window.
Customize Pull down the customize menu.
SUITEKeys Preferences Display the preference window.
Help Pull down the help menu.
Help topics Display the main help.
[Quick] tutorial Start the quick tutorial.
About SUITEKeys Display the about box.

Changing SUITEKeys View

SUITEKeys has a window for novice users (Maximized) and one for expert users (Minimized). Switch to the maximized window when you want to focus on what SUITEKeys is doing—this view provides maximum feedback. Switch to the minimized window when you want to use the computer (and forget about SUITEKeys)—this view gives you minimum feedback and occupies minimal display area.

Maximize Change SUITEKeys to maximized window.
Minimize Change SUITEKeys to minimized window.

Using Prediction Box

SUITEKeys provides a prediction box. It will identify the most probable word based on what you have typed so far. It reduces the amount of typing you have to do. The box is attached to the mouse cursor for easy positioning (see Moving the Mouse Cursor).

Command Description
Select Type the word seen in the prediction box.

Opening other Speech Application

SUITEKeys works with other speech-enabled applications such as Dragon NaturallySpeaking. To switch to such an application, place the mouse cursor over its desktop icon (or menu entry) and say "Open Speech Application". This puts SUITEKeys temporarily to sleep so that the other application can take over the audio card. Once the audio card is released (when the other application terminates), SUITEKeys wakes up automatically. You may need to fine-tune the delay found in SUITEKeys Preferences—this corresponds to how long it takes for the other application to initialize and take over the audio card.

Command Description
OpenSpeechApplication Open a speech enable application from SUITEKeys.