Voice dictation is the ability to interpret human speech and transcribe it into text for use in applications.

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How to keep sound from muting while using dictation?

Whenever I try to use the dictation feature in OSX, it mutes my sound. I want to hear the audio I'm playing in iTunes or somewhere else while I have dictation enabled. How can I do that?
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How can I change the language for dictation on the fly?

With English not being my first language, I usually need support for at least two languages when using features like auto-correct and dictation. Is it possible to toggle the language which is used ...
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Why does speech recognition take up 1 GM or RAM suddenly? And GMail in Safari 738 MB?

I did enable speech recognition just in case, but very rarely use it, and I did not remember even accidentally activating it since bootup. Now I simply have a few apps running under Mavericks, and I ...
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Does Voice Dictation on the New iPad require a network connection?

Does the the new iPad's voice dictation require a network connection? I ask because Siri does require an active network connection and I am wondering if voice dictation works in a similar manner.
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AppleScript Setting Select Drop Down

I am trying to enable dictation with applescript and so far have the following that works. But, how do I set the drop down for the shortcut key using AppleScript? Below is the AppleScript code: ...
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Daemons or other processes responsible for dictation in 10.8?

Dictation in Mountain Lion is a nice little feature that works great for me. However I often need to switch between dictation languages, so going through the System Preferences is way too many clicks ...
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Can I enter my pass code when in voice over mode?

Is it possible to unlock the iPhone 4s when in voiceover mode? I need to be able to enter my pass code in voiceover mode.
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Dictation not working in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

I have enabled dictation in the preferences, but it fails to start. When I tap fn fn, the Icon with three dots appears, and quickly disappears. I don't see a microphone. My system is connected to ...
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Changing the speech recognition speed vs. accuracy trade-off in OS X Yosemite dictation

Is it possible to change the speech recognition speed vs. accuracy trade-off in OS X Yosemite dictation? E.g. in Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12.5 professional on Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate I can change ...
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Pressing the control key with AppleScript

I use Voice Over and Dragon Dictate. I have figured out how to make Dragon Dictate press Control-Option-A, which makes Voice Over read a page of text, and now I would like to figure out how to tell ...