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VoiceBot Change Log

v3.9.2 • May 8, 2023

  • Fix: Start Paused option now works correctly again
  • Fix: Resolved some text rendering blurriness

v3.9.1 • May 1, 2023

  • Fix: Settings export fix
  • Fix: Taskbar button fix
  • Fix: BFS.VoiceBotActions.Delay scripting function fix

v3.9 • April 12, 2023

  • Change: Upgraded to .NET 7 (OS support is now Win 10 1607 and higher)
  • Change: Win 7, Win 8/8.1, and Win 10 versions lower than 1607 are no longer supported
  • Change: Added a dark theme for the UI
  • Fix: Resolved a display scaling issue
  • Fix: Fixed a memory leak
  • Fix: Resolved an issue with the mouse position selector in the "Move mouse absolute" action editor
  • Fix: Resolved an issue with the KeyHold toggle action
  • Fix: Stop Macros action now works again
  • Fix: Reduced startup time
  • Fix: Resolved an issue that caused timers to freeze sometimes
  • Fix: Macro toggle key now releases on second command correctly

v3.8.2 • January 4, 2022

  • Fix: Resolved an issue that prevented the default profile from loading automatically at startup

v3.8.1 • December 21, 2021

  • Fix: Resolved an issue with macro scripts that caused them to take too long to start-up

v3.8 • December 14, 2021

  • Change: Minor tweaks to the Settings window UI
  • Change: Performance and memory improvements

v3.7.2 • August 27, 2020

  • Fix: Default TTS voice now applies to scripts
  • Fix: Ignore commands during TTS option works correctly again

v3.7.1 • August 27, 2020

  • Fix: BFS.VoiceBotActions.Delay caused VoiceBot to crash

v3.7 • June 25, 2020

  • Change: New option to start VoiceBot minimized to the taskbar
  • Change: Macro lists are now filterable
  • Change: Profile lists are now filterable
  • Change: New advanced setting to restart the voice recognition engine on an interval
  • Change: New scripting function: KeyHoldDuration
  • Change: New scripting function: KeyHoldRepetition
  • Fix: Graphical glitch on action settings tab
  • Fix: BFS.Speech.TextToSpeech scripting function
  • Fix: The current profile no longer remains loaded after it is deleted

v3.6 • June 24, 2020

  • Added new action: Hold Key
  • Added scripting functions to get and set system volume
  • Added scripting functions to get and set system mute status
  • Added command testing buttons for global prefix and start/pause commands
  • Added option to play sound file or text-to-speech phrase when profiles are loaded
  • Added option to play sound file or text-to-speech phrase when VoiceBot starts or pauses listening
  • Added option to play sound file or text-to-speech phrase when commands are recognized
  • Added option to play sound file or text-to-speech phrase when commands are not recognized
  • Added customizable foreground/background colours for VoiceBot speech log
  • Added option to disable global macro syncing
  • Added buttons to view profile lists on VoiceBot website
  • Moved some notification settings to the new Settings Notifications tab
  • Key actions can now send Numpad Enter as a key
  • Macro actions can now be copied when multi-selected
  • Reduced the minimum hold duration for press and release key actions
  • Groups in the profile list are now collapsible
  • Profile edit window will ask for confirmation before discarding changes
  • Added some missing UI translations

v3.5.1 • July 11, 2019

  • Resolved an issue with the VoiceBot global start command
  • Improved logging of global start/stop commands

v3.5 • May 22, 2019

  • Added a "No acceleration" option to the Mouse Move action settings
  • The "only log matched commands" setting now applies when push-to-talk is configured
  • Resolved an issue where IsAppRunningByAppID scripting function always returned true
  • Resolved an issue where Press Key Right Shift was sending a generic Shift
  • Hotkeys for disabled macros will no longer be registered
  • Lowered CPU usage while listening for commands
  • Improved responsiveness with background audio present
  • Add Recognizer button in Profile edit window now opens the correct Windows 10 Settings page

v3.4 • October 23, 2018

  • Test run macro buttons to profile edit and macro edit windows
  • Hotkeys will now only be active if the current profile's associated program is active (if "only run macros on associated application" is set)
  • Built-in global macros will no longer sometimes reappear after being deleted
  • "Speech Setup" opens Windows settings correctly in newest versions of Windows 10

v3.3.2 • July 16, 2018

  • Syncing profiles after closing the Settings window is now done in the background
  • Settings window can no longer be opened twice in some situations

v3.3.1 • July 9, 2018

  • Profile push syncing improvements
  • Hotkeys now respect the "only run macros on associated application" setting
  • Working autocomplete for "IsMouseDown" scripting function
  • VoiceBot will now properly create all default global macros on a new install

v3.3 • February 8, 2018

  • New scripting function: "IsMacroRunning"
  • New scripting function: "StartListening"
  • New scripting function: "StopListening"
  • New scripting function: "StopMacros"
  • Profile push syncing improvements
  • Performance of macros run by hotkeys

v3.2 • January 18, 2018

  • Notice: Now requires the .NET Framework 4.7.1 (installed automatically if needed)
  • Profiles are now synced instantly using realtime push syncing
  • New scripting function "IsMouseDown"
  • Warn about macros that can generate infinite loops
  • Duplicate exported profile file extensions
  • Improved support for multi-DPI setups

v3.1 • September 28, 2017

  • Add hotkey to start/pause VoiceBot
  • Add voice commands to start/pause VoiceBot
  • Added more audio control functions for macro scripts
  • Support universal apps in "Start Program" actions
  • Improved responsiveness for Push-to-Talk hotkeys
  • Major changes to support multi-DPI scaling in Windows 10
  • Update icons
  • Warn when a macro has a keypress action set to the same keys as the macro's hotkey
  • Allow alt-tab as a keypress action
  • Share button is disabled when no profiles are selected
  • Macro scripts now auto-complete for keyboard actions
  • List of downloadable macros is properly sorted
  • Only show startup message about missing audio device when VoiceBot is listening
  • Type text actions can now type ""
  • Adjusted recovery behaviour for when speech recognition hangs

v3.0 • August 8, 2016

  • New Action: Open File
  • New Action: Mouse Double Click
  • New Action: Toggle Key
  • Added Push to Talk/Push to Ignore HotKeys!
  • Added hotkeys for individual macros (including global macros)
  • New Text to Speech syntax: random sections can be defined with [option1|option2|option3] blocks, commas are no longer used as a random value separator (automatically updated)
  • Macro Scripts can now have access to VoiceBot Actions from within the script
  • New feature to create sets of similar numbered macros
  • Changed "Play Sound" action to allow for multiple sounds (chosen randomly)
  • Added ability to pass command line parameters using Start Program actions
  • Added ability for Type Text actions to have multiline values
  • Increased Type Text typing speed
  • Added description field for profiles
  • Added description field for macros
  • Updated sound file audio player (same player for both scripting and actions)
  • The Edit Macro window can now be expanded to show more actions
  • Moved many VoiceBot settings from "Options" to "Configuration" to reduce clutter
  • New setting: Start Paused
  • New setting: Run Command on VoiceBot Window
  • Updated global macros so they can be run when no profile is loaded
  • New Global Macro: Clear Log
  • New Global Macro: Current Profile
  • Added Text to Speech speed and volume settings
  • Added Text to Speech global default settings for voice, speed, and volume
  • Added Text to Speech option to ignore any commands heard during TTS
  • Added an "Our Apps" tab to the settings window with details about other great Binary Fortress apps (you can disable this tab in the Advanced Settings if you don't want it)
  • VoiceBot will now report an error if a profile fails to be imported
  • VoiceBot will now warn you if you create an infinite loop by chaining "Run Macro" actions
  • Prevent Macro Test feature from sometimes loading the wrong Speech Recognizer
  • Editing profiles with the same icon no longer results in temporary incorrect icons in profile list
  • BFS.Web.OpenURL works with Chrome Canary
  • Resolved a bug that could show extra "Profile Loaded" notifications when the current profile hasn't changed
  • Invalid profile hotkeys will now report an error when trying to save the profile
  • "Play Sound" action not playing audio when running a fullscreen application
  • Resolved a possible crash when system audio devices change
  • VoiceBot window should no longer appear briefly on startup when "Start in System Tray" is enabled
  • Run Macro action can now run global macros
  • Resolved issue with trailing commas not getting removed from command lists
  • Resolved the broken global macro "Shutdown"
  • Minor UI fixes

v2.0.2 • July 21, 2015

  • Added "Add Text" and "Add Raw Text" to the SendKeys builder for Macro Scripts
  • Sharing profiles with the community is now working correctly again
  • Creating a new Macro now selects the default group correctly
  • Resolved some minor UI issues