Author Topic: Jellytorial - Voice activated browsing  (Read 1766 times)


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Jellytorial - Voice activated browsing
« on: August 29, 2009, 09:06:57 pm »
For when you just can't be arsed to click the mouse.
Or, more seriously, if you know someone with a disability which makes using the mouse difficult.
I combined this with TrackIR's mouse emulation and was able to browse around without too much difficulty. Obviously this could be accomplished using freetrack also.
I can't find a free 'speech to text' application at the moment, if you know of one, then let us know and we can produce a pretty comprehensive productivity suite for a disabled person.

I invite you to contribute your own Jellytorials using your own area of expertise. Maybe you are really good at building F3 setups in rFactor, can tweak video drivers, know how to do gradients in Gimp... anything which may interest the community.
If there is a decent response, maybe we can sticky a thread in 'Help and Support' filled with your Jellyiciousness :)

edit: Well this sucketh large. There seems to be an issue with the ScreenJelly servers at the moment and I can't get my recording to upload. I'll edit it in again when I it's working, for now here's the text version.

  • 1. Go to
  • 2. Download the software
  • 3. Install and go through the voice training routine
  • 4. Go to the 'Bookmarks' tab and click the 'create custom...' button.
  • 5. Select the browser and build the favourites list
  • 6. Double click an entry and type in the voice command that you wish to associate with it
The manual method
  • 1. Go to the custom tab
  • 2. click 'add'
  • 3. Type the command you will use to activate
  • 4. Complete the url for the site
  • 5. To launch an application, do the same thing but click the 'run a programme' radio button
  • 6. Search for the executable and associate it.
I'm well miffed that the ScreenJelly thing didn't work!  :cry:


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Re: Jellytorial - Voice activated browsing
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2009, 11:44:41 pm »
hmmm, that could come in useful if you've got your hands full with something else.

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Re: Jellytorial - Voice activated browsing
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2009, 10:49:10 pm »
About a year ago I looked very hard for a free speech to text, and text to speech translator for a handicapped girl I met.  There was nothing free.  I ended up purchasing her a relatively cheap software.

I'll take a look again.  It's been a while, maybe something open source has come about.


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Re: Jellytorial - Voice activated browsing
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2009, 04:00:36 am »
Ehm.. i remember i did screw around a bit with Silent Hunter III last year and had commands set to voice activation... might wanna dig that up from the SHIII section (wherever it went.)

Twas free and might have evolved in the mean time.

Woof  ~Woof


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Re: Jellytorial - Voice activated browsing
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2009, 01:56:01 pm »
Thanks pete for the information this will help me in a great way m8

Alan :hats off: