I'm not sure how I did this, but I now have this floating over everything: enter image description here

I'm curious what it is, and how I can turn it off. I'm currently running macOS Catalina.


It's the dictation feature of macOS -- it allows you to speak to the computer and have the spoken words translated into text input and actions. To turn it off go to: System Preferences > Keyboard and press the Dictation tab:

Dictation System Preferences

You'll see an option to disable it from there.

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