Voice: Use Shortcuts
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Voice: Use Shortcuts

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Article summary

Use shortcuts to insert frequently repeated text into your application.

Run Popup Shortcuts

1. Press and release the F4 key (by default) to open the shortcut menu.

Alternatively, click on the gear icon next to the dictation button and then click on the star icon at the bottom of the Settings window.
  • The shortcut window initially opens in the middle of the primary monitor. To move the window click on the nVoq logo and drag.
  • The menu only displays organization and account INSERT TEXT shortcuts.
  • See About the Shortcut Menu for more information.


2. Place your cursor where you want shortcut text to appear.

3. Click on a shortcut in the menu with your mouse to paste shortcut text where you placed your cursor.

  • Use the scroll bar to manually search the list to find your shortcut, or use the Search field (see below) at the top of the window to find a shortcut.
Text entered in the search field remains there when window is closed and re-opened. You must manually clear out the search field when you're done with the search.




Get to Online Documentation for nVoq Voice Shortcuts

You can quickly access the online help for the nVoq Voice shortcuts (that's this page!) by clicking on the question mark icon near the upper-right corner of the shortcut menu.



About the Shortcut Menu

  • The hotkey that is configured to open and close the shortcut menu is listed on the Settings screen, which you can get to by clicking the gear icon below the dictation button. You can change the shortcut hotkey there. See Settings (Popup Shortcut Hotkey)
  • The Popup Shortcut Hotkey will open and close the shortcut menu. The shortcut menu remains open until you close it.
  • The shortcut menu initially opens in the middle of the primary monitor. Click the nVoq logo in the upper-left corner on the shortcut menu window and drag to move the window around on the desktop. The next time you open the menu, it will open in the location to which you last moved it.
  • The shortcut menu is always on top of other applications on your desktop.
  • The shortcut menu only lists INSERT TEXT shortcuts.
  • The shortcut menu does NOT display alternative shortcut names.
  • The shortcuts in the menu are updated with changes made to them (if any) when the menu is closed and re-opened. 
  • When the shortcut menu is open, the system tray menu option will say "Hide Shortcuts". You can also click that to close the window (instead of using the hotkey or clicking the X in the shortcut menu window).
  • The shortcut menu window can be resized by selecting an edge and dragging when your mouse changes to a double-sided arrow.
  • If you accidentally make the menu full screen, get it back to the previous size by double-clicking in the header area above the purple line.