KDE Desktop Plugin


The KDE desktop plugin for Perlbox Voice allows you to navigate and control many parts of your desktop through spoken words. You can switch virtual desktops, invoke the k-menu, lock the screen and many other tasks that would normally require that your hands leave the keyboard and go to the mouse. This can be very usefull.

Available Commands

You SayDesktop Does
"desktop one"Switch virtual desktop to 1
"desktop two"Switch virtual desktop to 2
"desktop three"Switch virtual desktop to 3
"desktop four"Switch virtual desktop to 4
"desktop next"Switch virtual desktop to next
"desktop previous"Switch virtual desktop to previous
"desktop menu"Invoke the k-menu
"desktop exit now"Invoke the exit dialog
"desktop execute"Invode the 'run command' dialog
"desktop align icons"Align Icons to grid
"desktop refresh"Refresh the desktop
"desktop lock"Lock the screen
"desktop rotate wallpaper"    Change to next wallpaper*

*Note: Must have multiple wallpapers set up in KDE for 'Rotate Wallpaper" to work.

Open the file $HOME/.perlbox-voice/dtplugins/kde.plug in your favorite editor. This file is set up in the same way as the table above, with the spoken command on the left and the executed command on the right, separated with a colon.

Spoken Command : Executed Command

You can add as many commands to this file as you like, of any sort, but they must start with the word "desktop" as this is used as an internal trigger.

For more information on editing and creating new desktop plugins, see Creating Desktop Plugins for Perlbox Voice.


We hope that you have found this document useful. Please, feel free to contact us with any questions at me@perlbox.org . January 2004, Shane C. Mason.