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As far as I'm aware there is no way to get around this if you want to continue to use Siri from the lock screen or by holding the home button. Your only solution at the minute is either to make sure you say everything without pausing or enable and use the dictation feature on the keyboard - It listens indefinitely until you tap on 'done' so you will be able ...


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via http://atmac.org/iphone-voice-commands Phone Commands Call a contact “Call” or “dial” plus the person’s name or nickname as entered into your address book. Optionally add the phone number type at the end, such as “home”, “work”, “mobile”. For example, “Dial John Smith Work” or “Call Mum”. Call a number “Call” or “Dial” plus the number, just as you ...


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No. I installed iOS 5.1 on a Wifi iPad 2, and opened the notes app. No microphone icon is displayed on the keyboard as shown in the keynote or as one sees on the iPhone 4S. This means that voice dictation is a iPad (3rd Generation) and iPhone 4S only feature. There may be apps that enable something like this in the App Store. I can't guess about the lower ...


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No, your speech is still sent to the Siri/Nuance servers for processing, so you can't use dictation without an Internet connection. An alternative would be to use a third-party dictation app like Dragon Dictate. While your machine is probably powerful enough to handle conversion (although maybe not as quickly as Apple's servers), it makes a lot of sense ...


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The official answer is No. As of iOS 4, there is a simple workaround, however. You can just add a podcast to a playlist and speak "Play playlist PlaylistName".


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As of iOS 5.1, Voice Dictation is not capable of being started from external keyboards. There is a workaround. The solution is that when you want to dictate, press the ⏏ key (eject) on your external keyboard. This should bring up the virtual keyboard on the screen, from which you can then start dictation. Note: This key doesn't work like other function ...


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Voice Control is still available on the iPhone 4S, unless you have enabled Siri in the iPhone preferences (listed under the General menu). If Siri is disabled, holding the Home button will still launch the "classic" voice control, which does work offline, and also supports a whole lot more languages than Siri currently does.


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It's possible the Enhanced Dictation language pack was corrupted when it was downloaded. You could try deleting it and re-downloading it. First, turn off Enhanced Dictation in System Prefs > Dictation. When you uncheck the box a panel will slide down that you can just Cancel (which will turn Dictation off). Next, open Finder and press shift-command-g ...


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iOS like Dictation... ...currently isn't a native feature of OS X. However, Mountain Lion's new features willl include a system wide speech input. Mountain Lion will come out this month (July '12). So you might wanna just wait a few more days. Here's the description by Apple: Now you can talk anywhere you can type. Dictation converts your words into ...


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Tested: There are 3 sound files for the 3 functions: start, cancel, and stop. They are called: dt-begin.caf, dt-cancel.caf, and dt-confirm.caf (respectively). These have a mid, low, and high tone (respectively). They are located in: /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/AssistantServices.framework/Versions/A/Resources/ You can make a functional .caf audio file ...


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The official answer (which clearly isn't the one you want based on how the question is phrased) is no for OS X 10.8 and earlier. For the initial implementation, dictation on OS X was limited to 30 seconds of audio per transcription event. Mac Basics: Dictation - HT5449 Hopefully this helps others that are looking for an official answer or explanation. ...


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No. If you read the Dictation FAQ it's not entirely clear that you always need an active broadband internet connection, but that is how this feature works. You cannot use it when you are not connected to Apple's servers. There are other software packages that do offline voice transcription, but that's not what is baked into Mountain Lion. If you read up ...


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Yes. With many methods of voice dictation, what happens is that your voice is recorded and digitized, and your speech is broken up into phrases which are uploaded over the Internet to a powerful computer server which translates your speech into text and then transmits the text back to your device. However, there is a long history of programs for Mac and PC ...


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Oh brother ... I just spent about an hour trying to figure this out myself. I had my playlists in a nice order before this enforced alpha sorting. I hope there will be an update that will allow for some better customization. Good news is ... I did find one leading symbol that will push your faves to the top! Without looking too ugly! And the voice command ...


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You might be interested in reading Apple's documentation on Speakable Items, but the relevant part to your question, "How can I get OS X to listen for the string "s" and run the program "cmd" in response?" is: You can add an item to the Speakable Items folder to make it speakable. To open something using a spoken command, just add it to the ...


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You can install Soundflower. It's a great utility that creates virtual input and output devices. So you could route QuickTime player, for example, as the input for the dictation. http://cycling74.com/soundflower-landing-page/


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"kill -HUP" on DictationIM should reload the configuration ;)


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You could either edit property lists that store the setting and reopen the DictationIM process: #!/bin/bash k="com.apple.speech.recognition.AppleSpeechRecognition.prefs DictationIMLocaleIdentifier" if [[ "$(defaults read $k)" == en-US ]]; then defaults write $k fr-FR defaults write com.apple.assistant "Session Language" fr-FR else defaults write $k ...


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This highlighting "hyperlinks" the text, if the system is unsure of what you said. It will typically take a couple of best guesses, and display them as options from which you can choose from. You can see the suggestions by right-clicking the word or control clicking it. It also selects the text when you click on it, which allows you to simply type a ...


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I have found that the problem is in fact with the way Dictation can or cannot work with VLC and other media players, except iTunes (I have also tried Clementine and MPlayerX). Dictation pauses iTunes when it is started with the Fn key and un-pauses it when it is stopped (double-click Fn key) - a great feature, which doesn't seem to work with VLC. The way ...


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There is a way to make home button not to work wheb the home is lock. First activate Siri setting >General> Siri > ON Then If iphone 5s (may be it work in iphone 4a) setting >Id&passcode> there is an option where it tell to siri off when phone is lock. make sure you put it off. Thats it home button wont work when phone is lock. Preventing voice control ...


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You can kill this process (in terminal or activity monitor), and it seems as long as the Dictation & Speech pref pane (Yosemite) has dictation and enhanced dictation off and the pref pane is not open, it won't re-spawn. See for ref: http://www.mcelhearn.com/os-x-10-9-mavericks-enhanced-dictation-is-a-memory-hog-and-doesnt-work-very-well/ ...


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No - Siri currently has no way to program the pauses to detect when you are done speaking. You could have siri open notes and then use the dictation feature to dictate your thoughts with pauses using the keyboard command and then edit them and then finally push that composed thought to messages, but it defeats the ease of using siri to automate the sending ...


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Just continue to hold down the home button (or Siri microphone button) after Siri has been activated and you have started talking. If you do this, Siri will wait until you let go of the button to process what you have said, so you can make pauses to your heart's content without triggering the "I've stopped" action.


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Solution 1: You can say "Press backspace key" (at least with 10.10). Solution 2: You can define the voice command "backspace" that triggers an automator workflow that sends a delete keystroke: on run {input, parameters} tell application "System Events" keystroke (ASCII character 127) end tell return input end run Solution 3: You can use ...


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In Safari: Mark text, secondary click (aka right-click), speech. Alternatively it's also in the edit menu. Settings can be adjusted in System Preferences -> Speech


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I doubt you can find command line commercial application. You can better use some open source library like pocketsphinx http://cmusphinx.sourceforge.net To transcribe a file you can use latest version 5prealpha: ffmpeg -i file.mp3 -ar 16000 -ac 1 file.wav pocketsphinx_continuous -infile file.wav -logfn /dev/null that should give you an automated ...


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You can just install a command-line utility for clicking and then call it via a Dragon dictate command. the utility can be found here: https://github.com/BlueM/cliclick then just make a Dragon shell command like this: name: "click" Shell script: /usr/local/bin/cliclick c:+0,+0 you can do the same for double-click, but for right-click, and option-click ...


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Run these two commands in terminal. defaults write com.apple.SpeechRecognitionCore AllowAudioDucking -bool NO defaults write com.apple.speech.recognition.AppleSpeechRecognition.prefs DictationIMAllowAudioDucking -bool NO Then restart Dictation.


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I had the same problem and i figure out how to solve it I wanted to keep the file so I don't have to re-download every time here is the way tested on mavericks 10.9.3 and it works download the file 785 mb when it finished go to SYSTEM --> LIBRARY -->SPEECH Recognizers SpeechRecognitionCoreLanguages this is the folder hit get info and look at the size ...



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