Here is tutorial to add a Talking Program Opener with an option Window in right click context menu without any software for your Windows 7 or any version of Windows PC.
Talking Program Opener with Input Window in Right Click Context Menu tutorial will show how you can create a interactive talking program opener to open any file with specific program in Windows 7.
You might be interested on other similar automated voice oriented tutorial using VB scripts, like:
- Talking Calculator in right click context menu without any software
- Your computer will greet you with current time and date on startup
- Your computer will shut down from a right click option with custom speech
- Your computer will speak the current time from right click menu
Let us proceed on how to make your Talking Program Opener with an option Window.
Here is the screenshot of Talking Program Opener with an option Window:
Usage of Talking Program Opener with Input Window
You can use the program you most frequently use (PhotoShop or other Software) to open a particular file type. We have given the example of Notepad in this Talking Program Opener with Input Window. You’ll need to change the Cyan text (see the steps in later part of Talking Program Opener with Input Window tutorial) for program path. Put and set the default path to your working folder (Green text in example of Talking Program Opener with Input Window trick).
Creating the Talking Program Opener with an option Window VB Script
Open Notepad. Write the following things for making your Talking Program Opener with an option Window:
StrText=(“Hello, type file path you want to open with notepad“)
set ObjVoice = CreateObject(“SAPI.SpVoice”)
Set objShell = WScript.CreateObject( “WScript.Shell” )
Set objShell = Nothing
file_name = inputbox(“Type the file path you want to open with notepad“, “Type the file path”, “C:WindowsWindowsUpdate.log“)
if file_name <> “” then
shell “C:Windowsnotepad.exe ” & file_name
SyrText=(“OK, your computer is opening” + file_name)
set ObjVoice = CreateObject(“SAPI.SpVoice”)
msgbox “You have cancelled!”, 16, “Cheating? Huh”
Save the file as Talking Program Opener.vbs for the example above and do not forget to change the file type from text to All files from drop down menu in Notepad before saving it. Obviously, you can save with any name you like.
The red texts are what the computer will speak in Talking Program Opener with an option Window program.
The Green Text is what the Talking Program Opener prompt window will show as default path.
The Blue Text is the program path of the program you want to use to open with Talking Program Opener with Input Window.
Double clicking the file will bring the Talking Program Opener with an option Window.
Get this Talking Program Opener with an option Window in right click context menu in Windows 7
Place the Talking Program Opener with an option Window vbs file created in the previous step at the root of C drive.
Open Notepad, copy paste the following and modify as per your need:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTDirectoryBackgroundshellTalking Program Opener]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTDirectoryBackgroundshellTalking Program Openercommand]
@=”Wscript.exe “C:Talking Program Opener.vbs””
For modification of the registry file options, see this tutorial.
Save the file as Add Talking Program Opener.reg and do not forget to change the file type from text to All files from drop down menu in Notepad before saving it. Name does not matter here at all. You can save as you like.
Now, double click the reg file and accept the security warnings and you will see the Talking Program Opener option in right click context menu when clicked on a folder or any empty place inside folder or Windows 7 desktop.
Removal of Talking Program Opener option from the right click menu:
Add a minus sign before the H starts after the third bracket; like [-HKEY_CLASSES…. to all where there is HKEY and save it (with some good name) as reg file and run it.
Obviously, you might delete the Talking Program Opener vbs file manually too.
Talking Program Opener will work on Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows Millennium, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.
Downloads for Talking Program Opener from right click tutorial:
As usually all the required files are here for the Talking Program Opener is for your download.
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Hi Dr.Abhishek Ghosh,
I found your site by accident and have been here for hours. In fact I have not slept all night as I have found your site so interesting, especially the tutorials section on speech. It is all fascinating.
One thing I am struggling with is “Place the Talking Program Opener with an option Window vbs file created in the previous step at the root of C:drive”
How do I place the vbs file at the root of C:drive ? Could you please be a bit more specific, the more detail the better.
Every time I right click on Shutdown I get a windows script host message “Can not find script file”C:shutdown_with_voice.vbs”
I have placed the vbs file in numerous places on the C: drive to no avail … I am obviously doing something wrong.
Your help would be very much appreciated.
First of all welcome to TheCustomizeWindows :)
I am very glad that you’ve liked this website.
Root of C drive means right in the C partition. NOT inside any folder in C partition. See the screenshot of mine, that might help you : Click Here I’ve shown the properties of another VBS file at the root of C drive. Look the Explorer Window, there is the Talking Program Opener VBS file too.
Copy the VBS file, go to Computer (that was My Computer in older version of Windows) > double click to open the C partition (commonly said C drive) > Scroll down to bottom and right click and then click Paste (or CTRL + V key combination). Make sure that you are pasting right in the C; not inside a folder. To avoid the problem of pasting inside a folder; maximize the screen, right click. It will give you a security prompt; accept it.
Alternatively, you can place it in other places; in that case, you have to change the path of vbs file parameter in our registry file of this tutorial.
That was a quick response.
I had tried where you kindly linked pictures so I would not be mistaken.
Thank you for such a quick and concise response. I think my laptop may well need redoing,
as my flash driver keeps crashing. I will do a quick fresh install and then try again.
I will post to let you know the results.
Once again many thanks for your quick response.
Thanks and welcome Deano. Definitely let me know what happened.
Before going for a fresh Installation; you can ask Corrine (of Security Garden : link at our footer) if it is a problem with Malware, she might be able to help you.