Microsoft has introduced a new feature that allows you to use voice commands in Windows 11 and control all the functionality of the operating system without having to use the mouse or keyboard. Therefore, we are going to teach you how to enable voice commands in Windows 11 to open applications, browse the internet or even read and create emails.

Windows 11 Voice Access is intended for users with physical disabilities. But, other reasons can lead the user to need to know how to enable Windows 11 voice commands. For example, during the home office period, fathers and mothers can use the computer with their children on their laps, without having to release their hands.

In this post, we will guide you through the steps necessary to activate and use Windows 11 voice control.

How to Enable Voice Commands in Windows 11

To use voice access in Windows 11, follow the steps below:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Select Accessibility.
  3. Click Speech.

4. activate the Voice Access toggle switch

Tip: check the Start voice access after logging into your PC checkbox to enable voice commands in Windows 11 as soon as you start using your computer.

After following the steps above, you will be able to tell Windows 11 what you want it to do, without using your mouse or keyboard.

Note: after turning on voice command in Windows 11 for the first time, you will need to download and install a voice recognition template. Also, choose which microphone you want to use to command Windows 11 using your voice.

How to use voice command in Windows 11

You can use the keyboard shortcuts Alt + Shift + C and Alt + Shift + B to determine when Windows 11 should hear your voice commands or not.

As stated earlier, it is also possible to automatically start voice command in Windows 11 whenever you log in to the device.

During use, follow our tips below:

When you wantSay the voice command
Let Windows 11 start listening to you.“Turn on voice access”, “Turn on sound”.
Have Windows 11 suspend voice commands.“Voice Access Suspend”, “Mute”.
Completely prevent Windows 11 voice access from listening to you.“Turn off the microphone”.

You can also access the complete list of Windows 11 voice commands by saying, “what can I say?”, when the feature is already activated, or access the list by clicking here.


We teach you how to use Windows voice access to control Windows 11 using voice commands. In this way, people with motor disabilities can open programs, browse the internet, write and read e-mails whenever they need a mouse or keyboard.

So, take the tests, follow our tips and let us know in the comments below if the Windows 11 voice command worked correctly on your computer.

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