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Jim Hunter asked

Did the way we launch app (skills) change?

First forgive me, I have not been on the threads in over a month and this may have been covered but I couldn't find it. When I first started developing for Alexa, I could both start my app and pass utterances at the same time. Now, it seems that if I try to do that it fails. It fails, even though it heard me exactly correct. So, if I say: Alexa, start print my app responds and asks "what do I want to print" I can then say "number 1 2 3 4 5 j i" and it does what I want it to. If I say: "Alexa, start print, number 1 2 3 4 5 j i" I simply get the two tone error response from Alexa. But if I look in history, it heard me correctly, it just didn't know what to do. And I have also noticed that many times when I say it all together, it either adds that phrase to my To-Do list or it tries to play that song from my library. Yes, I do believe that things have changed since last I worked on this. Any thoughts? Thanks, Jim
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Greg Crawford answered
What about if you say: "Alexa, start print AND number 1 2 3 4 5 j i" ? (say the word "and" between the launch phrase and the utterance)
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Jim Hunter answered
Great! That did the trick. The only part is that is sounds funny when saying it, but beggers can't be choosers. I am just glad it can be done for speeds sake. Thanks, Jim
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