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    Posted: 28/Mar/2013 at 1:58pm
Hey everyone,

I'm a newbie here to the forums, so please excuse me if I posted this in the wrong topic. But I seem to be having a bit of an "issue" with my WSR (well, it's more a pester I might add).

When I try to open certain programs (specifically Google Chrome and iTunes) and I tell my computer, for example, "Open Google Chrome," it comes up with a list that says: 1) Google Chrome () and 2) Google Chrome (Application). I don't know why it's giving me this, as when I tell it to open other programs it opens them seamlessly. But it's doing the same thing with iTunes. 

I created a speech macro specifically linking to each .exe of the program (from my C:\Programs location), but it's still giving me the list of options to choose from (which quite frankly I don't even know what is the difference between Chrome () and Chrome (application) and iTunes () and iTunes (application) as when I look for both of them in the start menu the only thing that comes up is the program itself). 

I'm sorry if this is confusing anyone, but I just want to know if there is a fix for this as when I ask it to open my two most used programs I have to try and dictate which one I want, when I believe they are both the same. 


Thank you guys in advance!!!

Ella
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Do both options for Chrome and iTunes open the programs?

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Yes. No matter which one I choose they both open the programs. But I think part of the problem is because when I go to my Programs (x86), for both programs I see that there's the regular ".exe" and then there's a "launcher" as well. 

Could it be that it's confusing one or the other or are they two different things?
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Try renaming the Launcher to Tauncher and save it. This may solve the problem. If it causes other problems, rename it back to Launcher.

BTW, this is not a WSR caused problem. WSR is just recognizing files that start programs.

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Ella,
 
You could also assign a priority to the macro you created, which should make it execute ahead of the built-in "start" voice command. Like this:
 
<command priority="100">
<listenFor>start ?google chrome</listenFor>
<run command="C:\Users\Russ\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" params=""/>
</command>

Priorities can be from 0 to 127, where 127 is the highest priority.

-Russ
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