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Topic Title: WSR MACROS
Topic Summary: After windows update it no longer works
Created On: 07/28/2021 06:25 PM
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 WSR MACROS   - rekthands - 07/28/2021 06:25 PM  
 WSR MACROS   - ax - 07/28/2021 09:01 PM  
 WSR MACROS   - rekthands - 07/28/2021 09:17 PM  
 WSR MACROS   - ax - 07/28/2021 09:25 PM  
 WSR MACROS   - rekthands - 07/28/2021 10:05 PM  
 WSR MACROS   - Russell - 07/28/2021 11:15 PM  
 WSR MACROS   - rekthands - 07/29/2021 08:03 AM  
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rekthands
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I was using wsr macros in a custom application and it no longer works. It will not start up for some particular reason after a windows 10 update. Is there any safe link to the software download anymore? I use it to do keyboard shortcuts and processes that are repetitive that can easily be automated. Dragon does not do as well at this. 

 

***here is the error I receive---

"Can't start Speech Macros

Windows Speech Recognition Macros was unable to initialize its command system to begin operation."



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 07/28/2021 09:01 PM
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Cannot directly answer your question.

But I have been using the nifty little ute PG recommended a while ago: VoiceMacro, as a "production tool" in my daily work.

It is portable.  It is stable.  And it is capable - no it doesn't have the real Dragon List Commands.  But it can carry off a semblance of "pseudo list commands".

If your "custom application" is an integrated solution of sorts, and you know how to "develop", VM even has its own SDK: https://www.voicemacro.net/documentation/#vmAPI_VoiceMacro


P.S. forum regular Mav is knowledgeable about WSR it seems (or has honed it into a command only utility).


Anyway, I use VoiceMacro as a command-only tool as well as a NATO alphabet speller (and a launch pad for AHK scripts).  It simply shines.  Tiny footprint - using 36 MB of RAM on a junky i3-8100T work desktop with 4 GB RAM as we "speak" (where 60 - 65% of RAM is used up right after logon).



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Thank you for the repsonse! Def looking for the msr macro software though, as I have all the commands I wrote memorized and it is insanely fast and efficient. I will look into your suggestion tho

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Originally posted by: rekthands ... Def looking for the msr macro software though, ...

 

See this old thread:

 

https://www.knowbrainer.com/forums/forum/messageview.cfm?FTVAR_FORUMVIEWTMP=Threaded&catid=9&threadid=33657&discTab=true#173253



 07/28/2021 10:05 PM
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I have tried both sourceforge and github. with no luck. I was able to download a version that scanned good on antivirus software from some sketchy website called software.informer. I cannot bring software like that to work though, IT would get me fired.

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The bigger Windows 10 updates seem to break WSR Macros. Reinstalling WSR Macros shouldn't be necessary.

To fix the problem, start the Control Panel > Programs and Features, locate Windows Speech Recognition Macros in the list, and "Repair" the installation.

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 07/29/2021 08:03 AM
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OMG the repair worked! Also, I found a working copy of the install program among the 1000's in my download folder at work as well. Thanks!

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