The examples below are just a very small selection of common commands for working with apps, tabs, media, mouse, etc that should help you be productive with Talon right away. These are based on the knaus_talon Talon user file set (see the earlier section). These commands may vary depending on your individual setup.
knausj_talon has an integrated help. It can show you a list of all defined commands, or just all commands that are available now.
Talon has three basic modes by default: command, dictation, and sleep.
In command mode, your speech will be interpreted as commands by default. In dictation mode, your speech will be transcribed as plain text by default (although with some commands, like “comma” etc. for punctuation), similar to traditional speech recognition systems. In sleep mode, Talon will do nothing until it hears a commands that wakes it up.
There are currently no visual cues about the current mode. You can tell which mode you’re in by running commands and seeing if they are transcribed literally.
window new window next window last window close
focus "app name" (say "focus chrome" for example, to switch active window to chrome) running list (see all active applications) running hide (close the list of active applications)
If you are on Ubuntu or another Gnome-based Linux distribution,
focus might not work consistently across different workspaces, popping up a notification rather than actually switching focus. This extension may help.
tab (open | new) tab last tab next tab close tab (reopen|restore) go tab <number> go tab final
mute play next play previous (play | pause)
control mouse (say "control mouse" to toggle on/off Tobii moving the mouse) run calibration (say "run calibration" to start Tobii calibration)
copy that cut that paste that undo that redo that
dubclick (to double left click) righty (to right click) (page | scroll) up (page | scroll) [down] wheel down wheel tiny [down] wheel downer wheel up wheel tiny up wheel upper wheel gaze (for scrolling down) (this seems like it would use the Tobii eye tracker but it does not) wheel stop wheel left wheel tiny left wheel right wheel tiny right curse yes (shows cursor) curse no (hides cursor) drag