How To Create a Command – Custom Keyboard Shortcut

Custom commands can be created for emulating key presses. This can be used to create shortcuts.

  1. Log into
  2. Click on User in the top right. Click the Echo Commands button under your personal details. If this option does not appear, press Ctrl + F5 to do a full refresh of the page
  3. If you want a command to be available in all programs, leave the top left option on Defaults. You can use the dropdown to instead create a command just for use in EMIS or SystmOne.
  4. Click the green plus icon on the right to add a new custom command and enter the details.
    • Actions: allows you to Save or Cancel creating the command
    • Type: choose Keyboard Shortcut. This should be selected by default
    • Description: this will be displayed in the ‘What can I say?’ menu. It is purely for your reference
    • Spoken Phrase: the word or phrase you will say to activate the command, such as ‘paste that’

Each command must have a unique Spoken Phrase

  1. Click Edit Shortcuts to create the sequence of key presses you want Echo to carry out
  2. Click Add Row and then Add. Press the first key you want the command to press.
    • If you want Echo to press multiple keys at the same time, click ‘Add’ and press the next key. In the example below, we have created a command that will first press Ctrl and V simultaneously.
    • To create a sequence of consecutive key presses, click ‘Add row’ and press the next key in the sequence. In the example below, Echo will press Ctrl and V together, and it will then press Enter.
7.Click Save in the corner of the window.

8. Click the Tick under Actions to save the command

Your command will then appear in the list and more commands can be created if needed. When you are done click the Green Save button

You can edit or delete existing commands by using the controls under Actions

Before you can use new commands, you must switch on the microphone in Echo and say ‘update commands’. Commands will also update when Echo is launched. You can then say the Spoken Phrase you chose, and Echo will execute that command.

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