Could somebody please explain what is the use for SpeechNavigation option found in the option inspector?

  • $\begingroup$ From way back in 2008: "Really nobody knows what the option SpeechNavigation stands for? Not even people at WRI?" $\endgroup$ Aug 15, 2014 at 13:27
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    $\begingroup$ @blochwave :-) yeah, I asked this in 2008 in MathGroup. Perhaps this time someone will reply. $\endgroup$
    – magma
    Aug 15, 2014 at 13:35

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This is what it looks like in the Option Inspector, under Cell Options.

SpeechNavigation in Cell Options

Given the options available, my guess is that it would be a way of editing the contents of a cell using a microphone (i.e. "Speech Navigation")?

That way the meaning of "Delete", "Paste" and "Select" would be obvious, "Input" and "Output" less clear (perhaps changing the cell type?), and "Motion" might be to move the cursor along a line.

I don't have a microphone to test this hypothesis though.

  • $\begingroup$ I did connect a Mic, changed the settings, spoke into it "Delete" and other stuff, but...nothing :-( $\endgroup$
    – magma
    Aug 15, 2014 at 14:33

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