Can't <Enter> Using Voice Recognition Macros In Fake VIM Mode



  • I have to use voice-recognition when interacting with the computer. Qt Creator has really really been great in that respect for programming through voice. I program using the fake vi option which is awesome too. To enhance productivity, I build little voice commands which spit code into the editor e.g. if I say, "queen painter path", the text "QPainterPath" is inserted into the document.

    There is just one issue. I can't seem to issue commands which yield multiple lines of code e.g. I'd like say, "Loop" and have the text "for (int ii = 0 ; ii < max; ii++ ) {<Enter> blah }"

    The problem is that when I'm in fake vi mode, for some reason, the <Enter> key is not received. If I get out of fakevi, it works. I am not saying that fakevi has a bug. What I am doing is weird and off the map, I was just hoping for a clue.



  • You could try sending the new line command instead of enter:
    @
    for (int ii = 0 ; ii < max; ii++ ) {\n blah }
    @



  • In my voice program that literally types in backslash 'n'
    There is actually a way.
    I can do this macro (it's just ugg):

    @
    Step1: for ( int ii = 0 ; ii < max; ii++ ) {
    Step2: <ESC> ( go to vim command mode)
    Step3: o ( this will add a newline)
    Step4: }
    @



  • fakevimhandler.cpp currently has

    @bool isReturn() const { return m_key == Key_Return; }@

    Maybe

    @bool isReturn() const { return m_key == Key_Return || m_key == Key_Enter; }@



  • Thanks for checking. I've always had strange issues with sending voice to different apps. Another oddity with my voice program is that when I say, "Press Enter" it works i.e. it works for individual characters when Dragon interprets. My problem is with the voice macros. I've tried both sending <Enter> and <Return>. It's like I need to send a line feed too or something silly. Oh well.

    it is so difficult to program this way that I have to cut my losses, in other words, a few years ago, I would have dug into that fakevim source... but then I would have to figure out how to recompile it, load it, maybe get the source for Qt etc.



  • This works for me, it's not pretty, but now I can say "loop"

    @
    for ( int ii = 0 ; ii < max; ii++ ) +[{ESC}o+]{ESC}ko
    @

    Now all I need is a little processor to turn actual code into a Dragon macro :)


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