Questions about Intags

A user's questions:

>Here's a few questions I couldn't find in the user's guide, unless I overlooked it… Is there a way to
> turn off or hide the numbers on the taskbar? When a stream a movie or something on Hulu the
> numbers are still on the bottom of the picture.

To turn off the Intags on the taskbar, say: 'Configure VoiceComputer', '14 Open' where '14' is Toggle Intags on Taskbar. 'No' then Restart Speech
Reverse the procedure to enable them

>I still occasionally use "MouseGrid" (It's hard to teach an old dog new tricks), why does MouseGrid
> not work when the numbers are turned on? I have also noticed there are times when you try to
> switch to a different program it'll jump back to the old one unless you turn off the numbers.

In the 'Show Intag Lesson' and 'Show Intag Commands', we explain:

Intags are very powerful and useful but sometimes they can be too much of a good thing!
Intags blocking text or control? Say, Toggle to toggle the display on/off.
Intags interfering with your work? Say, Toggle for <5, 10, 20> to close Intags for approximately 5, 10 and 20 seconds and then reopen them.
Intags interfering with your work? Say, Close Intags. To reopen them, say, Intag that / Intag Window.

>Why does the delete "number" not work anymore?
What did the command do? I don't remember it.

"What did the command do? I don’t remember it."

I think they mean “delete tag/intag” in showCustomOverlayActive.xml (not sure if this was the original name I may have customized it in my xml):

XXYYZZ, rootpath
x2y2z2, vtpath2transfer

Speech19652019-11-08 19:44:57

The user hasn’t replied. (Delete tag still works in Overlays.)

I apologize for not replying earlier, I spent a few days in the hospital and I'm just getting back to reviewing this.

I wish there was a command to turn off the Intags on the taskbar where you do not have to restart speech to turn them off and back on. Similar to the old "Intag taskbar" command only have it toggle the taskbar Intags on and off. Maybe think about that for your next release?

The "delete Intag" command would delete the file/email that was being tagged. For instance if I had "Windows Explorer" open and there were a bunch of files being listed & tagged I could say "delete 36" and it would delete the file that was tagged 36. It worked the same way in my Outlook 2016, I could say "delete Intag #" and it would delete the email that was tagged with that number. I used this command quite frequently and really miss it.

I would also be interested in a feature that would turn off intag’s on the taskbar easily. It would allow me to easily watch video in fullscreen without the intag showing which would be nice.


First backup the original displaynumbers.xml to a safe place!
Now Open the file with Notepad and put in the following (right below and the first statement you see):

<![CDATA[delete <1to300cf>]]>

Result will be commands like "delete 30", "delete 45" etc.

In a similar way you can create a whole bunch of additional commands:

<![CDATA[rename <1to300cf>]]>

<![CDATA[properties <1to300cf>]]>

You can do similar things with showCustomOverlayActive.xml (for MyIntags) but make sure to backup the original as well in case something goes wrong.
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Thanks speech1965, which one of the displaynumbers.xml’s am I supposed to backup & edit? I have two, they are in the following libraries:
C:Program Files (x86)VoiceTeachVoiceComputerconfigVoiceComputerCommandsCustom
C:Program Files (x86)VoiceTeachVoiceComputerhelpVC_FilesCustom_files

They are both currently the same size, 69kB.<div><br></div><div> Thanks again for your help! <img src="smileys/smiley1.gif" border="0" alt="Smile" title="Smile" /></div>

It’s actually the one in Program Data:


I finally tried your script, and unfortunately it did not work. Cry I copied and placed the XML file where you said and restarted voicecomputer. I tried using it both with Windows Explorer and Outlook 2016 and it would not delete the line with the intag #.

Hmm, that’s odd. The delete command is mostly meant for the Desktop or Windows Explorer but it should also work in the message header sections of Thunderbird/Outlook etc…I created a video for those who want to add their own custom Intag/ MyIntags commands by editing the VC XMLs. Maybe you want to check it out to see if you missed anything?

Speech1965, thanks for posting the video it was a big help… I guess I missed the end of your sentence in the instructions where you said AFTER the 1st line and I just put it right below .

I found one problem though, if there is already a highlighted line item selected no matter what number you tell it to delete, it will always delete the selected line. See attached video, you may have to turn up the sound as I'm a quadriplegic and have a quiet gravelly voice:

(See Video)

dbassman2019-12-03 13:51:51
I'm not sure what causes this behavior but I have a feeling that it is worth a try to first set your Windows Explorer Windows to "List view" instead of "Details view" I found that Intags work more reliably this way.

I also see that you set the Intag size relatively high compared to the Explorer font size. Was this done for visibility reasons? If not, you may want to size down Intags a little.

Another possible reason is the Windows Explorer Ribbon (explorerframe.dll) causing deviations. I permanently disable it with the program Ribbon Disabler to disable the ribbon in Explorer (as you can see in my videos). Disabling it will have no effect on the menu ribbons of MS Office, Paint or WordPad.

Not only will this speed up Explorer performance but there's a chance that Intags will be less confused on your system. If you like the tool then make sure to run it again after every major Windows 10 upgrade. And if you don't like to result you can always restore the ribbon again :-). You need to log out or reboot for the new settings to take effect.

Download link is a little bit hard to find sometimes: