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The first answer by Colin worked for me. Turning off dictation and then deleting the folder and forcing OS X to re-download the English dictation files worked like a charm! Of course, I emptied the trash can before re-enabling dictation.


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.


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 ...


You could try this manual download link since you have problems with the automated download. Then place the file in the /System/Library/Speech/Recognizers folder.


I've found that the speech recognition services do not load by default. The first time you hit the hotkey (which on my machine is hitting Fn twice), it loads the ~1GB of service into RAM. Unless you've unwittingly hit the hot key or activated some software that wants to use voice recognition, it shouldn't be loaded. That being said, if you don't want to use ...


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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