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    Constant Bitrate 4ofakind's Avatar
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    Lightbulb PC Control Idea

    I've been thinkin'. (If everyone looks outside towards the west they can see the smoke.)

    PCs are powerful machines designed to make our lives more convenient and entertaining. Cars are too. The problem we are having as lovers of both, is when we combine the two we inject a certain level of danger. We have all tried to mitigate this risk in various ways:

    • Touchscreens
    • Trackballs
    • Touchpads
    • Space Nav/Powermate


    Though helpful, they still have not completely solved the problem of being able to control our PCs while keeping our hands on the wheel and our eyes on the road. Voice Control is by far the best option, but the price of the software and the time it takes to configure does not make it the most convenient.

    My idea is to reverse Voice Control. What if the makers of FEs programmed there software to give an audible confirmation of functions? As you ran the mouse pointer over various buttons, the FE would say what the button is (once; when you moved the pointer off the button and back on it will re-id the button). True it may get annoying at times, but it could really help those that use trackballs and touch pads; even touchscreens. It could be programmed to turn on at certain speeds (say 20 mph) and off at say (5 mph) so you dont have to use it at stoplights.

    It is a strech but it just crossed my mind I thought I would throw it out there.


    Mal

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    Another option would to get the developer of VoiceControl to continue work on the project...
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    Another option would to get the developer of VoiceControl to continue work on the project...

    He is.. er.. I is... er.. I am...
    Just not as fast as some would like...
    ...JJG
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jebus View Post
    He is.. er.. I is... er.. I am...
    Just not as fast as some would like...
    ...JJG
    OK guys I am a noob. I did not know there was an actual FE software product called "Voice Control". I was talking about voice control software in general. I also saw on Centrafuse's website that they are studying my idea (or interpretation of it, since they thought of it first) with Georgia Tech University.

    I was just thinking out loud I guess, because I really need I/O control so easy my wife could do it blindfolded.


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    they need mind control RR. i listen to music way too loud to even think of putting a microphone in the car.

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    they need mind control RR. i listen to music way too loud to even think of putting a microphone in the car.

    Thats why RRVoiceControl has input for a steering wheel button or other button or touch hidden label area on screen to lower audio to zero first.
    ...JJG
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4ofakind View Post
    I've been thinkin'. (If everyone looks outside towards the west they can see the smoke.)
    My idea is to reverse Voice Control. What if the makers of FEs programmed there software to give an audible confirmation of functions?
    It is a strech but it just crossed my mind I thought I would throw it out there.
    Mal
    I am in the process of writing a control front end for my CarPC. This is a great idea, especially when incorporated with the dual zone climate controls announcing the Mode and Temperature as the controls are agjusted. Steering wheel MODE control remapping functions announced when selecting is another that would work extremely well and avoids taking eyes of the road. I will add it into mine; sometimes itís a simple way of enhancing a user interface that is often overlooked

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jebus View Post
    Thats why RRVoiceControl has input for a steering wheel button or other button or touch hidden label area on screen to lower audio to zero first.
    ...JJG
    if it faded the volume out quickly it would be ok. maybe it does i havent tried it. the voice control was always last on my list, but i have been filling in all the gaps- i suppose i could just add the capability for fun now.

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