I just bought a microphone to test built in mac speech. On the speech preference, I can choose which keyboard key to make mac to listen to my voice.

Is it possible to make my mac to listen continuously without pressing a key?

I know that I can make mac listen to me without a voice command (ex: mac, [command]), but i don't like it..


This is quoted directly from the Speech Recognition Settings preferences:

Listen only while key is pressed:

With Speakable Items turned on, you can also select this method by speaking the command “Turn on push-to-talk.

Listen continuously with keyword:

Use the “Keyword is” pop-up menu to change when you need to speak the keyword. Use the Keyword field to specify what the keyword is.

Speech Recognition Settings preferences

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .