Running Macros with Voice Control in Catalina

For those of us brave or foolhardy enough to run Catalina on our Macs right out of the gate (as of this writing, it's only been out for a day) the new Voice Control accessibility feature finally offers a way to run macros using only our voice. All you need to do is add a new command in the Voice Control section of the Accessibility preference pane:


then select the "Open URL" action and paste in the URL trigger for any macro you want:


Bonus tip: if you're like me in that you don't plan to use Voice Control all the time and don't want its microphone overlay on the screen when you aren't using it, you can enable or disable it without going through the preference pane by invoking Siri on your Mac and saying "Turn on/off Voice Control" (ordinarily I would suggest a macro-based way to do this, but if you want to run macros with your voice anyway, I figure you may as well use a voice-based step to do so).


This functionality has been around for a long while.
Here is a video explaining how to set this up. The OS on the video happens to be Mojave but worked before Mojave as well.