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An AppleScript to control Mail via speech
Authored by: LegoEvan on Jun 03, '04 08:12:42PM

I tried it out and also coded my own "Cancel" option but as much as I tried I could not make it actually recognize what I was saying. "To Be Read" never registered as anything, where "Jokes" led me to "Poker" and "Alerts" led me to "Calvin and Hobbes". What the heck is up with that?

I currently have Mail on a completely different virtual desktop (via Desktop Manager) than any other program and have F1 set via QuicKeys to move me there, and was hoping to append this script onto the QuicKeys action, but it was just too unreliable. Anyone have a good solution for choosing mailboxes without taking their hands off of the keyboard, that doesn't include a lot of Tab of some variety?



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An AppleScript to control Mail via speech
Authored by: stingerman on Jun 04, '04 02:53:16AM

Yeah, Tiger in about 3 weeks. ;)



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An AppleScript to control Mail via speech
Authored by: whom on Jun 04, '04 01:45:26PM

Sorry you didn't have the same success I did. Both my wife and I were able to control it.
One thing you could try is to make sure the "Speech Commands Window" is open by clicking the tiny triangle on the bottom of the listening mic. This window displays the exact text of possible commands the computer is listening for. I've had it misunderstand "Jill" for "Joe", but never "Alert" for "Calvin and Hobbes."

Another note, if you do get it to work, with listening on, you can say "Mail to <any name in your AddressBook>" and Mail will launch and open a new message addressed to that person's primary email address. Again, see the speech commands window to see all the other things that Mail responds to.

Good luck



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