Questions tagged [voice-dictation]

Voice dictation is the ability to interpret human speech and transcribe it into text for use in applications.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0
votes
1answer
27 views

Use iOS dictation on macOS

There is a huge difference in voice recognition accuracy between macOS and iOS. I don't know if this is because I use dictation more frequently on iOS or because they use a different engine on the two ...
0
votes
0answers
3 views

What's a shorter alternative to Press The Key Combo [modifiers] [keyname] in DragonDictate 5?

I use DragonDictate 5 on Mac OS X 10.10. Whenever I want to send a keyboard shortcut that comprises to keys, e.g. Command + C, I have to say press the key combo command C. Is there any shorter ...
0
votes
1answer
24 views

Does IOS Dictation Database Contain “UGH”

I recently had someone reply to me over text and they claim “speech” to text wrote “ugh” instead of “huh”. It was part of a text that offended me by how it was written and I believe they intentionally ...
1
vote
0answers
73 views

CATALINA: Override automatic mute triggered by Dictation

PROBLEM Transcription Step 2 Instructions indicates: When you’re running Dictation, your computer automatically mutes all audio that’s playing. To override this, you’ll need to run two commands in ...
1
vote
0answers
19 views

Voice dictation repeats whole sentences in a big garbled chunk on Mac OS X High Sierra

Problem: During macOS dictation, it sometimes repeat-types the sentence I have spoken multiple times in a row. This seems to happen randomly. Sometimes every minute or two, sometimes taking up to 20 ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Is it possible to enable Dictation on an Apple Watch whilst leaving it disable on its paired iPhone?

When looking within the Watch app on an iPhone, it appears that there's a "Dictation" setting that allows for Dictation to be enabled on the paired Apple Watch. Using this setting, is it ...
0
votes
1answer
53 views

Use Google speech to text instead of Apple's

Google currently has much higher quality speech transcription. You can try it easily by going to doc.new and pressing Cmd-Shift-S and talking. Compare to using the built in system from Apple (pressing ...
1
vote
1answer
113 views

How to turn off the Siri dictation “beep” sound on macOS Catalina?

Before Catalina there was an option to turn off the "beep" sound. ( The sound you have when you double press Fn button ) Now that option is gone in Catalina. And the trick to remove the ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

Can't find where Voice Control is located on the computer

I upgraded to Catalina and I'm using Voice Control, but it will not work in non-Apple software. I wanted to try giving "Full Disk Access" in Security & Privacy hoping it might work. I have the ...
1
vote
0answers
9 views

How do I add new words and pronunciations to apple dictation?

I am a mathematician, and I am also dyslexic. I am trying to use the dictation software (not voice over) on my MacBook pro to write documents. I want to teach it certain pronunciations of words for ...
1
vote
0answers
528 views

Can the iPad magic keyboard start dictation with a shortcut command?

I want a physical keyboard shortcut to enable dictation on iPadOS. I have two iPads Pro - one with the smart folio physical keyboard and another with the magic keyboard. Ideally without moving my ...
0
votes
1answer
82 views

Is there a keyboard shortcut for enabling dictation on iPad?

I‘m using an iPad Pro 10.5 iPadOS 13.5 and a Slim Combo keyboard case. I use dictation a lot. Is there a keyboard shortcut for that? Right now I have to toggle the default on-screen keyboard and touch ...
1
vote
0answers
50 views

Is there a way to make Dictation the default type-in method instead of the Keyboard (iPhone)?

Each time we want to use the dictation option (on an iPhone at least), we need to click on the microphone button on the keyboard Is there a way to automatically use dictation when we want to type-in ...
1
vote
0answers
63 views

Stop macOS muting while using dictation

When I use dictation on my MacBook Pro 2015 w/ Retina Display, running macOS Catalina 10.15.2, the system-wide audio all mutes while dictation is listening. How do I prevent this? This answer from ...
0
votes
0answers
26 views

How do I get the microphone to remain on while dictating?

I have a Macbook pro with Catalina. When I dictate and then pause, the microphone goes off and I have to push the fn key twice to get it to turn back on. With Dragon speak, you can say Microphone on, ...
0
votes
0answers
45 views

Dragon Dictate 5 on Mojave

This is a bit of a long shot since it's about older, unsupported software. I have two computers, an iMac and a MacBook Pro, and both are running OS X 10.14 (Mojave). I'm trying to use Dragon Dictate ...
8
votes
1answer
1k views

Dictation under macOS Catalina not working with display microphone

I have this very strange problem that dictation is not working on my laptop when its lid is closed and it is connected to an external monitor (Cinema display). It does work fine when I use the laptop ...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

Map right option twice to dictation

In System Preferences > Keyboard > Dictation, I've mapped right cmd twice to dictation. How can I keybind two right-option (alt) presses instead?
1
vote
0answers
86 views

Prevent dictation from muting audio on Catalina

When I start dictation (keybound to two right commands) all audio I am listening gets muted. How do I stop that? I would like all audio to keep playing. This answer doesn't work for me on macOS 10....
1
vote
0answers
77 views

iPhone dictation character appended: 

Whenever I send a message on GroupMe from my iPhone and I use dictation, I always find this character at the end of my message when I open it on a Windows or on my Android: . It only shows up on non-...
1
vote
0answers
45 views

I cannot add custom words to my Voice Control Vocabulary

I have downloaded Apple Catalina, and I have in enabled Voice control, but the vocabulary option is greyed out. I have the English(Australian) language chosen. How do I enable the vocabulary options ...
0
votes
2answers
81 views

Trying to set a F8 pause/play dictation command

So I'm what one would describe as ridiculously disabled. I've recently taken a liking to using the dictation functionality due to only having the use of one hand and often having to lie on my back. I'...
1
vote
2answers
39 views

Is there a good email app with text-to-speech for iPhone?

I cannot read small text due to eyesight deterioration and want an app that can read email out loud. Is there anything good that has text to speech and possibly also dictation of emails?
1
vote
1answer
34 views

iPhone 6 - Dictation mispelled

When using dictation, I can't make it spell my wife's first and our last names correctly. I have tried entering phonetic & pronunciation fields, to no avail. Wife's name is Rindy, but dictation ...
1
vote
0answers
22 views

Multi-language dictation in Catalina

Catalina took away my ability to dictate in more than one language. Is there a way to restore that?
0
votes
0answers
103 views

Will Catalina always do Dictation online when possible?

It looks like Catalina has removed "Enhanced Dictation."  If I try to turn on Dictation now, I get a pop-up saying (unlike the one in the link) that if I turn on Dictation, my audio will be sent to ...
1
vote
0answers
68 views

Siri suggesting contacts for Calendar scheduling how to turn this off?

Let's say I schedule an event using Siri for tomorrow. I say "Hey Siri schedule coffee tomorrow with Michael at 9 am." Siri will ask me which of the 9 Michael-s in my phonebook do I want to schedule ...
2
votes
0answers
100 views

Can iOS dictation be made to stick to a single language?

I'm using the dictation feature in iOS a fair bit, and as a multilingual speaker I do so in several languages. However, one very annoying feature (and I believe it to be recent) is that it will ...
1
vote
1answer
492 views

Dictation bug: variations of 'catch' appear without being spoken anything

Strangely, on my iPhone 11 with latest iOS 13 updates, an annoying bug has crept in. If i use dictation, which I do all day, the word “catch” or variations of it will pop into the message. Frequently ...
0
votes
0answers
91 views

Tabbing through an iframe with Voiceover

I'm a web developer and I am trying to audit an iframe that we are loading into our page, so I can feedback to the team that created the content inside the iframe about any accessibility points that ...
1
vote
0answers
10 views

Dictation single button shortcuts

So to start off I'm ridiculously disabled. Can only use one hand (among many other things). Have started experimenting with the dictation accessibility functionality. So far its mostly in the form of ...
1
vote
2answers
4k views

iOS dictation duplicated

My wife and I both run into a problem with some regularity on our iOS phones where the dictation (via the microphone button off stock iOS keyboard) will get duplicated. Often we dictate 10-25 words ...
1
vote
1answer
140 views

How do you say “numeral” in french for Siri to get numbers right?

In english you would say "Hey Siri, Play Led Zeppelin *numeral* 4" in order for Siri to detect that 4 is a number rather that a word like "for". Do you know the keyword that replaces "numeral" when ...
3
votes
1answer
298 views

Disable dictation from command line

Is it possible to disable dictation from the command line, so that macOS never asks again if I want to enable it? I know that many such things can be done using defaults write but couldn't find the ...
5
votes
1answer
329 views

Dictating spelled numbers in English and other languages

Is there a way to have iOS voice dictation spell out numbers? I mean speaking 145 and having it write "one hundred forty five"; this would be useful in English and other languages. Although it’s not ...
20
votes
2answers
55k views

What is the small microphone icon floating on top of the screen in macOS and how do I turn it off?

I'm not sure how I did this, but I now have this floating over everything: I'm curious what it is, and how I can turn it off. I'm currently running macOS Catalina.
2
votes
1answer
381 views

How can I change the volume level of the dictation sound in iOS?

In iOS 12, the system make a sound when you start and stop dictating. This sound is very loud and I cannot find a way to change the volume. "Problem 1", here describes the issue, too. In older ...
1
vote
1answer
82 views

Dictation workflows don't activate keypress

I'm unable to get Dictation to run the keypress portion of a workflow. I've tried recording a keystroke in Automator, and manually writing an AppleScript (with both key code and keystroke commands); ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

Siri spells my child’s name wrong in texts

Siri spells my child’s name wrong in texts. I tried all the suggestions given on here and it didn’t work. Added the field ‘phonetic spelling’ and spelled it the way Siri is spelling it. Then added the ...
0
votes
1answer
61 views

I can't get dictation to work on my iMac

I have an iMac computer running High Sierra. I want to use the dictation capability but I can't get this to work. I have tried turning dictation off and then back on but that doesn't work. I googled ...
0
votes
0answers
35 views

Correcting errors made by dictation on OS X

I have been using OS X dictation for a while, it strikes me how incredibly inaccurate it is. It also does not seem to come with a mechanism for easily correcting errors. How can I correct the errors ...
6
votes
2answers
2k views

How do I get my iPhone to type the word “Period” instead of the punctuation while dictating?

I love using my iPhone to dictate long emails, first drafts of documents, and such. It does such an amazing job and I can capture my thoughts quickly. Unfortunately, a lot of the work I do is ...
1
vote
1answer
43 views

What is the command I say to make the curser 'Return' while in Notes using dictation?

What is the command I can say when I am using dictation in Notes that is the same as pressing the Return key? For example if I want to make a list or just create a new line for a new sentence?
3
votes
0answers
471 views

Chess app no longer recognises voice commands in macOS Mojave

I have tried everything I can think of, I have Enhanced dictation on, I have tried turning it off and deleting the speech recognition file from /System/Library/Speech/Recognizers/...
3
votes
0answers
84 views

Keyboard shortcut for “Show numbers” dictation command

I have difficulty using mice for a significant period of time due to hand problems, and especially have difficulty with clicking. I try my best to use the keyboard when possible, but switching between ...
0
votes
1answer
37 views

How do I use dictation paste with applescript?

I am trying to make dictation code snippets/templates with applescript because I want to add multi language functionality and toggle between languages to change syntax. What's the programmatic way of ...
2
votes
0answers
110 views

Why macOS dictation commands (select sentence, etc.) doesn't work with Microsoft Office for Mac?

Dictation and dictation commands work fine for all other applications. However, when I try to use them in Microsoft Word or OneNote the literal text like select sentence is typed out, rather than the ...
1
vote
2answers
142 views

Dictated input in OSX is underlined with Blue dots [duplicate]

Dictation provides a great way of entering text. However, the documentation I found so far is scarce, and for instance I do not know what the blue dots underlying some parts of the text: For instance,...
2
votes
0answers
387 views

Does Siri get better if I use it more?

There are a number of post on the internet arguing that Siri might be better if Apple would not value privacy so much. Other say that this is not necessarily true.1,2 Assuming, that apple does ...
3
votes
2answers
3k views

iPad Air 2 microphone not working since iOS 11 update

Is it a common problem for iPad Air 2 microphone to not work? My method of communication is dictation, so the microphone is critical. It works on my synced iPhone 6.