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This New Windows 11 Feature Gives You Voice Control

Voice commands have slowly become commonplace in the world of tech, and with virtual assistants like Siri and Google Assistant it is now pretty easy to complete basic tasks without having to do anything significant. With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that Microsoft might be looking to take things to a whole new level with the latest update that’s coming to Windows 11.

This new feature is called Voice Access, and it has around 80 preprogrammed commands that you can use. It detects audio from your microphone and can perform various tasks if you give it the requisite voice command. These include launching or closing applications, minimizing windows, scrolling as well as editing text.

While this Voice Access feature currently only supports English speaking users, it is definitely something that will change the way we interact with computers in general. Technology has been moving away from the use of hands and fingers in its interfaces for quite some time now, and with eighty commands already available it seems likely that a time will come where we can do pretty much every task with our voices with all things having been considered and taken into account.

The recent update is useful because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up allowing people with disabilities to more easily use their laptops and computers as well. Linux users are also going to get the chance to install Windows Subsystems and the like with this new update.

It’s clear that Microsoft is hard at work trying to optimize its operating system as much as it can in the face of increased competition. These things are important, as they improve the accessibility of tech as well as help make it easier for everyone to end up using.


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