Re: Cortana


Gene
 

That may be useful for some list members to know.  It sounds as though Cortana can be made either partly or fully accessible to deaf-blind people by having answers appear in Edge.  Edge is becoming increasingly accessible.
 
gene

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Gene
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Sent: Monday, November 28, 2016 5:05 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Cortana

Hi,

You can type your questions to Cortana and receive answers to your questions in the search results in Edge. That is how you use Cortana without a mike.

David Moore

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Gene
Sent: Monday, November 28, 2016 5:57 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Cortana

 

See this discussion:

I didn't read the entire thread but you can use Cortana, either in whole or in part, without a microphone by typing. 

 

I was pretty sure I had seen this discussed on another list I'm on and a google search revealed this.

 

I am reluctant to say that something can't be done just because I haven't seen any discussion that it can be when it comes to computers and working with them.  obviously, there are really things that it's obvious can't be done because of current limits in the capability of techhnology but I learned a long time ago that when someone would ask about something, unless it just isn't possible, never assume.  Check. 

 

Gene

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From: Antony Stone

Sent: Monday, November 28, 2016 4:42 PM

Subject: Re: [nvda] Cortana

 

I agree - it is difficult to use a speech input system without a microphone.

Antony.

On Monday 28 November 2016 at 23:37:49, Rosemarie Chavarria wrote:

> I think that's correct. If I'm not mistaken, you have to have a microphone
> too.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Don H
> Sent: Monday, November 28, 2016 1:56 PM
> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [nvda] Cortana
>
> If I understand correctly you have to be logged into a Microsoft account to
> use this.
>
> On 11/28/2016 3:44 PM, David Moore wrote:
> > Hi everybody,
> >
> > Here are all the commands you can tell Cortana to do. Also, here are
> > also all of what you can do with Cortana. It just comes down to
> > telling her the right commands to have her do what you want.
> >
> > Here you go, read on!
> >
> > https://www.cnet.com/how-to/the-complete-list-of-cortana-commands/
> >
> > The complete list of Cortana commands
> >
> > (Almost) everything you can say to Cortana.
> >
> > The complete list of Cortana commands
> >
> > If you don't use Cortana, Microsoft's voice-activated personal
> > assistant, you're missing out on some handy, hands-free functionality
> > -- especially now
> >
> > that she's fully integrated into Windows 10, and
> >
> > Windows 10 is everywhere.
> >
> > Like Apple's Siri and Google's Google Now, Cortana is an intelligent
> > personal assistant who can help you with everything from launching
> > applications to
> >
> > scheduling appointments. She can even adjust a handful of device
> > settings, such as toggling your Wi-Fi on and off. Microsoft hasn't
> > published a full list
> >
> > of Cortana commands, so we pulled together this unofficial list of all
> > the things you can ask or say to Cortana on Windows 10 devices.
> >
> > Hey, Cortana
> >
> > There are a few ways to get Cortana's attention.
> >
> > list of 3 items
> >
> > Click or tap the Cortana button on the taskbar. If you do not see
> > Cortana on your taskbar, right-click the taskbar and go to Cortana >
> > Show Cortana icon.
> >
> > If you have 'Hey, Cortana' enabled, simply say "Hey, Cortana,"
> > followed by your question.
> >
> > Here's how to enable 'Hey, Cortana.'
> >
> > If you're using a Windows Phone, you can press and hold the search
> > button to activate Cortana.
> >
> > list end
> >
> > Basics
> >
> > list of 12 items
> >
> > Ask about the weather. Ex.: "What's the weather like?" or "What will
> > the weather be like in two days?" or "Is it going to rain tomorrow?"
> >
> > Launch a program or open a website. Ex.: "Launch Mozilla Firefox" or
> > "Open CNET.com."
> >
> > Make a phone call. Ex.: "Call Sarah," or "Call John on speakerphone."
> >
> > Hear Cortana read the top news headlines. Ex.: "Show me top headlines."
> >
> > Take a note in OneNote. Ex.: "Take a note" or "Note it down."
> >
> > Draft an email. Ex.: "Write an email to [contact] saying [message]."
> >
> > Draft a text message. Ex.: "Write a text to [contact] saying [message]."
> >
> > See texts or emails from a specific person. Ex.: "Show me emails from
> > Timmy."
> >
> > Perform simple calculations. Ex.: "What's 35 times 16?" or "What's 23
> > minus two?"
> >
> > Perform conversions. Ex.: "What is five miles in kilometers" or "How
> > many teaspoons in a cup?"
> >
> > Define a word. Ex.: "What's the definition of 'table'?" or "Do you
> > know what 'gargantuan' means?"
> >
> > Track packages (needs email account configured in the Mail app). Ex.:
> > "Where are my packages?"
> >
> > list end
> >
> > Settings
> >
> > list of 3 items
> >
> > Turn on/off Wi-Fi.
> >
> > Turn on/off Bluetooth.
> >
> > Turn on/off Airplane Mode.
> >
> > list end
> >
> > Scheduling/Reminders
> >
> > list of 7 items
> >
> > See your calendar events at a glance. Ex.: "How's my schedule looking?"
> > or "What do I have next week?" or "When is my dentist appointment?"
> >
> > Add an appointment to your calendar. Ex.: "Add dentist appointment to
> > Thursday at 3 p.m." or "Schedule phone call with Lisa tomorrow at 5 a.m."
> >
> > Move an appointment. Ex.: "Move my dentist appointment to Friday."
> >
> > Set up reminders based on time, person, or location. Ex.: "Remind me
> > to call Timmy at 2 p.m." or "Remind me to ask about vacation time when
> > I talk to Jenny"
> >
> > or "Remind me to take out the trash when I get home." Reminders can be
> > one-offs or recurring (e.g., every Wednesday), and location-based
> > reminders require
> >
> > a mobile device.
> >
> > Set an alarm. Ex.: "Set an alarm for 9 a.m." or "Wake me up in an hour."
> >
> > Show me my alarms.
> >
> > Ask about major holidays. Ex.: "What day is Christmas?" or "When is
> > Labor Day?"
> >
> > list end
> >
> > Search
> >
> > list of 3 items
> >
> > Find pictures, videos, documents, etc., on your device from a specific
> > time frame. Ex.: "Find pictures from last week" or "Find documents
> > from May 2015"
> >
> > or "Find videos from yesterday."
> >
> > Search files by name. Ex.: "Can you find a document called CNET?" or
> > "Can you find a picture called 'cute dog'?"
> >
> > See basic search results, such as information about public figures,
> > companies, places, and pop culture in Cortana's windows (without
> > opening a browser
> >
> > window). Ex.: "How tall is Harrison Ford?" or "Who is the CEO of
> > Google?" or "When was the Lincoln Memorial built?"
> >
> > list end
> >
> > Maps/Navigation
> >
> > list of 5 items
> >
> > Where am I?
> >
> > Show me driving/public transit/walking directions to [location/landmark].
> >
> > How long will it take me to get to [location]?
> >
> > What is traffic like on the way to [location]?
> >
> > Show me a map of [location]. Ex.: "Show me a map of downtown Los
> > Angeles," or "Show me a map of the area around Disneyland."
> >
> > list end
> >
> > Entertainment
> >
> > list of 5 items
> >
> > Look up a sports score. Ex.: "What was the score of the last Detroit
> > Tigers game?"
> >
> > Find the run time of a movie. Ex.: "How long is Star Wars: Episode I?"
> >
> > Control music in the Groove app. Ex.: "Play
> > [artist/song/genre/playlist/album]," or "Shuffle the music."
> >
> > Limited control over music in other apps. Ex.: "Pause song" or "skip
> > track."
> >
> > Identify the song that's playing. Ex.: "What is this song?"
> >
> > list end
> >
> > Travel
> >
> > list of 6 items
> >
> > Track flight status (from your mail/messages). Ex.: "Is my flight on
> > time?"
> >
> > Get a five-day forecast for any location. Ex.: "How's the weather in
> > Tokyo?"
> >
> > Translate a word or phrase into a different language. Ex.: "How do you
> > say 'dog' in French?" or "How do you say 'how are you' in Japanese?"
> >
> > Convert currency. Ex.: "What's 400 reais in Euros?" or "What's 1,000
> > yen in US dollars?"
> >
> > Find the current time in another city/country. Ex.: "What time is it
> > in Los Angeles?" or "What time is it in Japan?"
> >
> > What are the seven wonders of the world?
> >
> > list end
> >
> > Random tips and tricks
> >
> > list of 15 items
> >
> > Ask Cortana about her origins, aka Halo. Ex.: "Do you love Master
> > Chief?" or "Tell me about Halo 5."
> >
> > What's up?
> >
> > What does the fox say?
> >
> > Tell me a joke.
> >
> > Where's Clippy?
> >
> > What do you think of Windows 10?
> >
> > What do you think of Google?
> >
> > Do you like Google Now?
> >
> > Who's better, you or Siri?
> >
> > Sing me a lullaby/Sing me a song.
> >
> > Rock, paper, scissors.
> >
> > Play the movie game.
> >
> > Heads or tails?
> >
> > Roll a die/dice (one die) or roll dice (two dice).
> >
> > Surprise me!
> >
> > list end
> >
> > David Moore
> >
> > *From: *Sakina <mailto:sakina.gable@...>
> > *Sent: *Monday, November 28, 2016 4:24 PM
> > *To: *nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
> > *Subject: *[nvda] Cortana
> >
> > Hello All,
> >
> > Today I read a question from one of our member asking that window key
> > and letter C does not open Cortana.
> >
> > Out of curiosity I tried it too and it did not open.
> >
> > Then the help from the  member said  try Shift Key Window Key and
> > letter C
> >
> > I tried it and it opened.
> >
> > A female voice asked me she needs my help to understand my needs or
> > something like that.
> >
> > I pressed escape key and came out off  it as I know nothing about it.
> >
> > Please I will appreciate very much if someone can tell me what Cortana
> > does and how do I work with it. Are there any notes or step by step
> > guidance  that I can follow.
> >
> > I really would like to learn and progress with technology.
> >
> > With best wishes and regards always
> >
> > Sakina

 

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