I have enabled "Announce the time" In the Date & Time Preference Pane. However, no announcement happens. It used to happen and then stopped some time ago.

Mac OS: 10.14.6 Mojave

Any suggestions as to what I can try and do? Any property that I can set using command line to make it work.

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  • Is the volume correct? The one in "customise voice" beside it ?
    – anki
    Feb 18, 2020 at 18:49
  • Did you use your password before you changed the setting in "Date and Time".
    – Natsfan
    Feb 18, 2020 at 23:07
  • @ankii Yes - volume is on. I can hear the voice when I play sample. The laptop sound is on.
    – jim70
    Feb 18, 2020 at 23:47
  • @jmh - yes used the password to change the setting. Wonder what else can be wrong?
    – jim70
    Feb 18, 2020 at 23:48

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For what it is worth, it appeared to me that my Speech settings in Accessibility Preference Pane were corrupted somehow. If I played any voice in Speech section of Accessibility Preference Pane, my System Preferences application would hang.

I ran this command in the terminal tccutil reset Accessibility and restarted the computer.

Speech module started working.

I had to reenable permissions to applications that required Accessibility access under Preference Pane - Security & Privacy - Accessibility.

Hope this helps anyone else who has this problem. I am no expert so perhaps others can chime in on the underlying details as to why tccutil reset Accessibility worked to address my speech preference pane.

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