Talon Wiki

Welcome to the Talon Community Wiki

Contents:
  1. What is Talon
  2. Goal of this Wiki
  3. Wiki Navigation
  4. Talon Slack

What is Talon

Talon is a hands-free input replacement for the keyboard and mouse. Talon enables people who have limited use of their hands or want to stop using their hands to write code, play video games, and in general have unrestricted use of their computer. Whether you are here because you have an injury, want to prevent an injury, or are just interested in voice tech, we welcome everyone.

Talon is free to use and ongoing development is made possible by donations on Patreon.

Goal of this Wiki

The goal of this wiki is to provide information and documentation for the users of Talon. As the software is under rapid development, this wiki is in a constant state of “work in progress”. Some of this content exists temporarily until the official Talon Docs are created. This wiki is maintained by the members of the Talon community (i.e., anyone who uses Talon). Contributions are welcomed and appreciated. See the Contributing documentation. Please keep in mind our Code of Conduct.

Wiki Navigation

If you are looking for: See:
information on getting started with Talon Getting Started
(unofficial) documentation of Talon’s features Unofficial Talon Documentation
help with customizing your configuration or writing Talon plugins Scripting and Configuration
troubleshooting help Troubleshooting
help with deciding on a microphone or eye tracker Hardware
alternative configurations and speech models Advanced Talon
videos of Talon in use Video Demos
answers to frequently asked questions FAQ

Talon Slack

Talon has a Slack community for users to get help, ask questions, and meet one another. If you are starting to use Talon, join the Talon Slack. This is the most efficient way to get questions answered if they are not covered in this wiki. There are also a few general channels, like #health, for those looking for resources and other folks who might be navigating complex injuries like RSI (Repetitive Strain Injuries) from typing.

A few notable channels:

  • #beta: find beta download links and ask questions specific to the beta (this is a private channel that requires a patreon donation)
  • #health: chat with others about computer health issues, share knowledge, find other folks who might be going through similar things
  • #talon-docs: chat about Talon documentation such as this wiki
  • #hardware: chat about hardware, e.g., microphones