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How to turn off the "Post to Twitter" and "Tweet <anything>" voice commands with NaturallySpeaking 12.5

Go to the following location with Vista and Windows 7:

c:\ProgramData\Nuance\NaturallySpeaking11\Data\enx\Dat

And with XP:

c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Nuance\NaturallySpeaking11\Data\enx\Dat

Rename the file dragonbarisnctwittergrammar.dat to dragonbarisnctwittergrammar_old.dat

One Twitter command that will still remain is "tweet that". In order to remove/nullify "tweet that" a different principle is used, if this command is an issue (which is very rare) then e-mail us directly for the solution.

How to turn off the Facebook commands

e.g. "Post to Facebook", by renaming the file:

dragonbarisncgrammar.dat to
dragonbarisncgrammar_old.dat

Then reload DNS user profile.

You will need to change the name of the language folder above for other languages than English, enx (English), deu (German) etc.

This is not an official Nuance technical note but just a hack to get round the problem if it annoys you as much as it annoys me.

Finally you will probably now get the following line in your Dragon log:

23:17:30 Error: Failed to load Intuitive Twitter Commands Grammar

or

23:17:30 Error: Failed to load intuitive Facebook Command Grammar

This is normal, don't worry. (Thanks to Rüdiger Wilke for the Dragon log information).

How to stop flashing orange taskbar buttons and focusing problems when starting certain applications and utilities by voice.

The problem arises in certain circumstances when DNS, as effectively a background application, tries to start another application and make it the active window. In certain circumstances Windows 7 will not allow such an application to become the foreground window and instead it's taskbar button flashes orange indicating it needs attention from the user, e.g. to make it the active window. It is difficult to ascertain the exact circumstances under which this will take place but this feature can be turned off by editing the following registry location. Please take the usual registry precautions when editing the Registry. Please go to the following registry location (the registry editor can be started via the Windows Vista and Windows 7 start menu by typing in "regedit"):

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop

Set the key "ForegroundFlashCount" to "1" (normally set to 7)

Set the key "ForegroundLockTimeout" to "0" (could be set to anything)

Restart Windows to complete the changes.

This is not an official Nuance technical note but a PCByVoice suggestion to get round the problem should it cause you any difficulty (e.g. many hands-free users find this feature problematical).

How to make sure that the Adobe Acrobat Save Dialogue is set as the foreground window when trying to print directly from any application to an Adobe PDF.

A very powerful and often used feature of Adobe Acrobat allows direct printing from most applications directly to an Adobe PDF file as opposed to a printer, this effectively allows a user to create PDF files for filing purposes etc. When using DNS to do this quite often the "Save Dialogue" for naming and locating the PDF is hidden behind other Windows and occasionally the dialogue can lock-up. This is another side effect of the flashing orange taskbar buttons and as such can be turned off as follows.

Please take the usual registry precautions when editing the Registry. Please go to the following registry location (the registry editor can be started via the Windows Vista and Windows 7 start menu by typing in "regedit"):

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop

Set the key "ForegroundFlashCount" to "1" (normally set to 7)

Set the key "ForegroundLockTimeout" to "0" (could be set to anything)

Restart Windows to complete the changes.

This is not an official Nuance technical note but a PCByVoice suggestion to get round the problem should it cause you any difficulty (e.g. many hands-free users find this feature problematical).

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