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  1. Fix VoiceCommands so they work whether the app is in the foreground or not

    Right now, Voice Commands registered for an app only work when an app is off, or in the background. They do not work if you are in the application already, and use Speech from the Windows key to navigate somewhere else in the app.

    To the end user, it appears that the command is recognized and the system is taking you there, then it closes without actually doing anything. This appears to the end user like a bug in my application, not a system-wide OS bug.

    I understand this was not necessarily the designed use case, but consider that the…

    31 votes
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      3 comments  ·  Cortana/Speech  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Relay voice commands from startscreen to app (Tellme)

      Right now, you can start apps by holding down the Windows button and saying "start appname".
      It would be great if you could start an app while adding some instructions, for example:
      "Facebook, show me messages"
      "Office, create new Word document"
      "Prime TV, mark House Season 1 Episode 4 as watched"

      8 votes
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      • Enable Cortana to Search Contacts for Contact Information

        As a user, I would like to be able to ask Cortana 'when is John Smith's (for example) birthday?' and have Cortana search my contacts for John Smith and return the entry data.

        7 votes
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        • Increase Cortana Limits for Voice Commands

          In the following MSDN Magazine Article it is mentioned that there are some limits for Voice Command Deffiniton files.

          https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/jj721592.aspx

          7. Keep in mind the limits: 100 Command elements in a command set; 10 ListenFor entries in a command; 50 total PhraseList elements; and 2,000 total PhraseList items across all PhraseLists.

          Please increase these limits (Maybe as an opt in). I use Windows SAPI quite intensively for an application I have built and many Grammars are easily much bigger than the limits imposed by Cortana. This makes it a bit tricky to port the recognition engine part of the application…

          6 votes
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          • BUG: App crash on SpeechSynthesizer constructor call (Windows 10 Mobile)

            Windows 10 Mobile Technical preview emulator.
            OS version 10.0.12552.70
            App target platform Windows Phone 8.0.

            App crashes when it calls SpeechSynthesizer constructor.

            using Windows.Phone.Speech.Synthesis;
            ...
            SpeechSynthesizer synthesizer = new SpeechSynthesizer();

            This line causes exception "System.IO.FileNotFoundException: The system cannot find the file specified". Most likely it is system bug. Under WP8.0/8.1 it works ok.

            Best regards, Leo.

            5 votes
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            • Make the Bing Vision lens of the camera app pinnable to Start in WP 8.1 and/or add it to the Cortana page

              Make Bing Vision lens in the camera app pinnable to Start for quick access again and/or add it to the Cortana screen, to the left of the Music Search button perhaps.

              4 votes
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              • Apps see failed speech rec with Cortana

                Attempted Cortana use by end user feedback to app developer via store account. Users attempt to control apps via Cortana saying things the app developer didn't anticipate but which probably make sense. When Cortana has an expression that it doesn't "understand" based on the available expressions registered, but Cortana does recognize an app name, it would be great if the user's expression was fed to the app account on the store for the developer to review and consider supporting in the future. This creates a feedback loop that makes Cortana appear smarter and smarter.

                4 votes
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                • Support full prosody tag in TTS

                  SSML is not fully supported. Add full support for the prosody tag, e.g. duration.

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                  • Windows.Media.SpeechSynthesis Viseme Events

                    Can you please expose the Viseme events for the windows speech sythesis. I use them in the speech SDK for a desktop application and are now trying to use them in a UWP app.

                    https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/5423021c-00ea-499a-8024-d6670400f0f1/uwpwindowsmediaspeechsynthesis?forum=wpdevelop

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                    • Cortana: add support for all regions and languages in Windows IoT Core, not only English

                      Cortana for Windows IoT core only supports English. Please bring all languages to Cortana for IoT because are needed to create devices for interacting people from around the world.

                      I thinks it's not difficult to do since Cortana for PC supports up to 13 languages, as listed on https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/instantanswers/557b5e0e-0eb0-44db-87d6-5e5db6f9c5b0/cortana-s-regions-and-languages

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                      • Speech Recognition performance (when the grammar is local and the device is connected to a network)

                        If the device is connected to a network, speech recognition with local SRGS custom grammar, it behaves exactly as if it did not have the local grammar and starts to communicate to the "websockets.platform.bing.com:443" endpoint, increasing by tens of times the waiting-time for the result... But if the device is disconnected from any network then the waiting time between "SpeechRecognizer StateChanged starts “SoundEnded”" and "the ResultGenerated event is invoked" is very small, less than 10ms! it should always be this way, since the grammar is on the device.

                        Even the official Microsoft UWP sample accuses the same problem:
                        https://github.com/Microsoft/Windows-universal-samples/blob/master/Samples/SpeechRecognitionAndSynthesis/cs/Scenario_ContinuousRecognitionSRGSGrammar.xaml.cs

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                        • Improve Cortano in busy places

                          When in a busy place, Cortano doesn't understand anything. Please improve that

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                          • Cortana would not learn new Work commute. Data wipe of Cortana was required.

                            In Windows Phone 8.1, and option in Cortana's settings allows the User to receive notification when it is time to go to work. If the User does not have a consistently timed work routine, they may notice that Cortana will continue to notify the User using the first work pattern recognized by Cortana. The User can self-resolve by wiping Cortana.

                            Note: More information may be required to reproduce this issue.

                            Phone Model: US Version Nokia Lumia Icon (929)
                            OS Found: 8.10.14157.200
                            Repro rate: Unknown.

                            Steps to Reproduce:
                            1. Enable Cortana on WP8.1
                            2. Press the search key and enter Cortana's…

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