We want to control our computers. We have a keyboard and a mouse for that. Whether it’s for gaming, business, or tech use, we need to have our standard input hardware. There are many buttons to allow us to do our work, and some versions of these input devices even have additional buttons outside of the traditional ones!

 

But wait, what do you do when you run out of buttons?

 

1. Voice Commands
We have the option of using our microphone to do our bidding, using voice commands. Microsoft has Cortana, Apple has Siri. These are the more “native” kinds of voice input. There are others, of course. Some such as Voice Macro, allow a user to place their own sets of phrases that the computer will listen to. By saying these phrases, the computer will initiate a command based on pre-set values, such as those of the Run system, command prompt syntax, and sometimes even button combinations.

 

2. Game Pads
When our keyboard and mouse are not button-y enough, maybe we can have the simplest answer: Get more buttons! One such way to do this is by using a game pad. Whether it’s a flight joystick or an XBox controller, game pads have their own buttons that are different from the rest. If one opts to use them as a replacement for the keyboard, there are programs to help, such as XPadder, for example, which binds the game pad’s buttons to keyboard combinations that might be physically impossible.

 

3. Graphics Tablets
Graphics tablets are also a viable option. Some entry-level graphics tablets are very cheap, while some professional versions can be expensive but are exponentially more sensitive and are bigger. There are programs out there that translate certain hand movements on graphics tablets into commands. This means a command is literally just a wave of a finger!

 

With the growth of technology, we’re getting more and more options to make our computers listen to our commands. We’re not confined to our mouse and keyboard anymore. Time has shown that people are getting more and more innovative, and in the end, we’ll realize that control is not just about a button.


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