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    Posted: 14/Jan/2014 at 1:06am
I'm hoping someone can help me with a problem that has me stumped.

In a nutshell, I've got a new computer, and I've transferred an extensive set of WSR Macros from my old computer running Windows 7 to the new computer running Windows 8/8.1. I put about ten .wsrMac files into the SpeechMacros folder with no problems, but three .wsrMac files cause Windows Speech Recognition to crash with a "Speech Recognition has stopped working" error message.

I've uploaded one of the problem files here if you'd like to try it:

FirefoxChrome.wsrMac <<Link doesn't work. See example and more details below.

This file of macros has worked fine for a long time on Windows 7, and I'm stumped as to why it's giving me problems on both Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. Any ideas? Thanks.

-Russ

Edited by russ - 06/Sep/2014 at 2:06pm
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Russ also posted his question on the Speech Computing forum. There are several posts there. If you wish to follow this on Speech Computing CLICK HERE.
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Well, the forums on speechcomputing.com aren't there anymore, so I thought I might go ahead and re-document the problem here.

After some trial and error, I discovered that on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, WSR crashes when you attempt to create a WSR macro that has [itemOnScreen] inside of a <listenFor> statement. I have had to rework all of my macros to avoid using [itemOnScreen], which is a very useful capability of the WSR macro utility. I hope someday that Microsoft fixes this bug.

Here is a simple example of the problem. While in Internet Explorer, the macro below lets you say a link on a webpage followed by "in new window," and that link will be opened in a new window. Unfortunately, this no longer works.

-Russ

<speechMacros>
<appIsInForeground processName="iexplore.exe"/>
<command>
<listenFor>[itemOnScreen] in new window</listenFor>
     <waitFor seconds=".1"/>
     <emulateRecognition>Shift click {[itemOnScreen]}</emulateRecognition>
</command>
</speechMacros>
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