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Typed text speed etc...

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First of all, thank you for the great app.

I'm a 3d artist and have always been a bit obsessed with automating as much of any work process and avoiding repetition as much as possible for years.

I tried voice commands a few years back but couldn't find a decent solution back then.

Between Roccat's Power Grid running on a tablet with macros for most apps, a Razor macro keyboard and mouse and Keytext app for more complex macros I was doing alright... but I just got voicebot a few days ago and have been having a lot of fun moving commands and macros to it.

I've also started using it on my surface tablet that's connected to the TV projector, very useful until movies start triggering commands, small detail, will fix...

I few things I can't figure out if they're possible are:

1. The speed of typed text. Voicebot seems to enter text really slow by default and it would be nice to be able to set the typing speed.

2. For moving the mouse, it would be nice to be able to pick the absolute and relative position inside the focused window too, rather than just the whole screen. I imagine it's flexible enough for fullscreen games as it is now, which I guess is the main focus of voicebot, but for regular windowed apps, it would be rather useful.

3. The ability to launch more than executables... like batch and shortcut files, open folders etc ...haven't looked at this part much yet, so it might be already there.

4. This is a bit out there but... the ability to add several different voice commands to 1 macro.
The idea being that saying 'Open chrome' and 'Start Chrome' would both execute the same macro.
I can copy any macro entry easily and change the voice trigger, and I imagine it may be confusing to have several triggers in a macro that can be forgotten.... so it's not a big deal

Aaaand that's all I can think of right now, the app is great and the automation options already rival or surpass all the other tools I use, and it's all well presented and very easy to use... which I wasn't expecting.
The name 'Voicebot, voice powered game control' - kinda lowered my expectations at first as it sounded like some gamer was putting something together that wouldn't be as refined, accessible and flexible (outside of a game) as it actually is.

I would have paid a lot more for it in the end, with voice commands being a current tech trend in general, the 'game control' line really plays down how useful voicebot can b e.
Feb 10, 2016 (modified Feb 10, 2016)  • #1
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Thanks for the kind words, glad to hear you like it so far! I've added your requests to our list, and we'll be sure to let you know if/when we've implemented them

Regarding the multiple commands per macro, this can be done, just separate them by a comma in the Commands box
Feb 12, 2016  • #2
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Thanks Keith, I did notice the multiple commands thing later, looking at some of the global macros included

I hope you guys can get the text speed thing added sometime, would be great, thanks.
Feb 13, 2016  • #3
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
We've just released a new VoiceBot Beta and the "Open File" action will now launch shortcuts, batch files, VBScripts etc. Please let us know if you still run into any trouble after updating.

May 6, 2016  • #4
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Awesome, thanks for the heads up.

Just grabbed it, looking forward to play around with the new open file feature!

Have a nice weekend.
May 7, 2016  • #5
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I was using the 'Delay between input actions' setting (in advanced settings) set to 10ms to speed up voicebot's text typing, but this isn't working anymore in the last beta, so far anyway.

I tried changing the setting to 3 seconds, restarting etc, but it always only types with the default speed now. I'm not sure if it does whole macro actions in default speed only too... didn't pay much attention so far :/
May 7, 2016  • #6
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
It appears we did indeed break that setting in Beta 3. We'll get that fixed up. We're also going to add a separate advanced setting for type text speed in one of the next few betas
May 9, 2016  • #7
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