Cortana Help - how to go to open programs


  1. Posts : 4
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    Cortana Help - how to go to open programs


    I have just been playing with Cortana commands and I can open programs fine, like word and excel, but I would like to be able to go directly to an open program - one that is already open by saying go to word, but this just opens another word window. Is this possible?

    Cheers,
    John.
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
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    Cortana is limited in what it can do. For example, you can launch programs, but not close them.

    For a wider command set, try Windows Speech Recognition (yes, it's there.. been there since Vista.... just type 'speech' in the search field).

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...ition-commands
    Windows 10 - Where can I get the Speech Recognition Reference - Microsoft Community

    http://www.mymsspeech.com/download/w...nce%20card.pdf
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  3. Posts : 4
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    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thanks Dalchina, There is a list of commands below that shows the "switch" command, however, that won't work with Cortana, at least not on my computer anyways. It says "here is what I found" and then info about the program I told it to switch to and how to switch to it

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-ie/...ition-commands

    Cheers,
    John.
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  4. dalchina's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro (1903)
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    Hi, no, not Cortana. Those commands are, as I said, for: Windows speech recognition - which has existed since Windows Vista - so definitely not Cortana.

    You're looking for this:
    Cortana Help - how to go to open programs-1.jpg

    And as I said- to get there:
    just type 'speech' in the search field
    - and click -yes- Windows Speech Recognition.
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