Is there a keyboard shortcut to start/stop dwell click

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akell2
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to start/stop dwell click

Post by akell2 » Sun Feb 14, 2016 7:05 am

I would like to be able to enable/re-enable dwell click with a keyboard shortcut - I am thinking it may be useful to map this to a voice command "click on" and "click off", or some other way that avoids going back an forward to the screen button.

I have created a command for smart nav on and off mapping to the F9 key and it is useful for suppressing the pointer from moving about while reading.

It would be good to hear if others have come up with other ways to turn clicking on and off without continuously going to the top of the screen and hence avoiding un-wanted clicks, especially on web pages.

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Re: Is there a keyboard shortcut to start/stop dwell click

Post by MikeWitham » Mon Feb 15, 2016 4:45 pm

akell2,

We do not have an option for that but it is something that I will add to a feature request list.

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Mike Witham
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JacquelineNJ
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Re: Is there a keyboard shortcut to start/stop dwell click

Post by JacquelineNJ » Mon Feb 29, 2016 6:28 am

I am using the following keyboard shortcut to switch the dwell clicking on and off, which may also work for you. (I am on Windows 7, so not sure if this works for other Windows operating systems)

First of all you would need to make sure one of the Windows keys on your keyboard was not allocated as a hotkey for SmartNav.

If you click on the DwellClicker Icon on the Windows Taskbar to make it active, then press the ENTER key, it turns the Dwell button on or off. The keyboard shortcut to do this, is to press the Windows key at the same time as the numerical key that corresponds to the relevant position of the icon on the Taskbar, before pressing enter.

So if your DwellClicker Icon is the 2nd icon from the left on the Taskbar, you would press the WINDOWS key at the same time as the NUMBER 2 key, then press ENTER.

When your dwell clicking is switched on, if you also want to use one of the other Dwell buttons, such as double-click, you can also insert the tab key to move along the buttons, before hitting the enter key on the one you want.

I.e. WIN KEY + 2, then TAB > TAB >ENTER

akell2
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Re: Is there a keyboard shortcut to start/stop dwell click

Post by akell2 » Wed Mar 02, 2016 8:09 am

Thanks for that information - I tried using the keyboard and that works great.

I just need to work out how to get those keystrokes into a voice command.

Not a great fan of writing programs knowing that the program will break if someone moves the icon, but this could be a great workaround to get us going.

Many thanks.

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Re: Is there a keyboard shortcut to start/stop dwell click

Post by JacquelineNJ » Thu Mar 03, 2016 2:20 am

Are you using the voice click that comes with SmartNav, or Dragon?

I'm using Dragon 11 professional, and have programmed two different scripts to switch the dwellclick on and off.

If you have the professional version of Dragon and are able to program advanced commands, then the best one to use is the "HeardWord" command, as then it doesn't matter where the icon is on the taskbar.
My script is as follows:
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Sub Main
HeardWord "switch", "to", "DwellClicker"
Wait .2
SendDragonKeys "{Enter}"
End Sub
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The other script is based on the keystrokes I described earlier, the script is a bit longer, I can post it up if anybody needs it.

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Re: Is there a keyboard shortcut to start/stop dwell click

Post by akell2 » Sat Apr 23, 2016 2:54 am

Hi JacquelineNJ

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you on this script.

We use Dragon. I have programmed this into Dragon Pro Individual and it works great. Many, many thanks for sharing.

I am trying to use Dragon Custom commands to make thinks easier for people who cannot use a standard keyboard and mouse, and sometimes cannot even use a head mouse like SmartNav so are totally reliant on voice recognition. I have had some successes, but I am not skilled at scripting and often get stuck!

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