Hey Mercury,Originally Posted by mercury7
Yep. That's there. You can say "Press Shift I" to get an uppercase "I", or "Press left arrow 7 times", or "Press shift control F7". You can even string keys together, "Press control a control c alt tab control v" (although that'd be quite a mouthful ).
I don't think you can say "Press control alt delete" though for security reasons. In Windows when you actually press the control alt delete, that's called the "Secure Attention Sequence" and that gets handled in a very different way than almost all other keystrokes in windows. You don't want just any appliation to be able to either send those keys, or intercept them, because when you press them, it takes you to the "Secure Desktop" where you can do things like change your password. You wouldn't want an application you installed to be able to capture those keystrokes and dispaly UI that looks very much like the normal Microsoft provided UI for changing your password. Otherwise, they could steal your password. This could be a security vulnerability in the "Spoofing" class.
We all (engineers at Microsoft) learn all about this kind of stuff in mandantory security training sessions that we take at least once per year. It's all part of the Trustworthy Computing initiative at Microsoft over the last 5 years.
Any other wants or needs of Speech in Vista?