Trigger keyboard and mouse actions with your voice and xdotool
Get keystrokes when you combine voice input with the xdotool library
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Date archived: December 6, 2016 | First published: September 06, 2011
xdotool is a helpful library of instructions that allows
programmers to emulate keystrokes and mouse actions. The particular strength of the tool
comes when the keyboard or mouse is absent or in accessibility situations where the user is
not physically able to employ regular input methods. This article has two goals—first,
to provide an introduction to the use of
xdotool in a
environment, and second, to use voice input to trigger actions typically done through
hardware input. A concluding example uses XML to store
code fragments for insertion into auto-generated dialog manager code.
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