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How to use 'Siri Voice 4' in terminal `say` command?

It complains voice not found say -v "Siri Voice 4" hi Voice `Siri Voice 4' not found. Yet I have it in UI available and installed and used by default But it's missing in the list of voices ...
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Turn off voice of "Your computer remotely control by **" ScreenSharing MacOS

I using 2 laptops, both on MacOS with ScreenSharing. And when I trying to use second laptop without VNC/ScreenSharing,I hearing voice with attention. "Your compture remotely control blah blah&...
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On iPhone 12, how can I have Gmail emails read aloud like text messages?

I have an iPhone with the latest iOS. If I give Siri the command "Read Text Messages", Siri will start reading the unread texet messages, from most recent to oldest. Is there a similar ...
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What's the voice command to stop voice-over midstream?

I'm using iOS 17.3 with my iPhone 12. If you enable “Accessibility -> Voice Content,” you can use a two-finger down swipe to get Siri to read what is onscreen (like your Gmail). Sometimes it ...
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Strange offset between VoiceOver Focus and Firefox Focus

What happens When I use VoiceOver (VO) together with Firefox (FF) (doesn't matter if I have all extensions disabled, even tried to run it with a completely fresh install of FF developer edition.) Then ...
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Why does using Opt+Esc copy the selected text to the clipboard? How can I disable that?

I can invoke the text-to-speech engine using selecting any given text and then doing Opt+Esc. However, rather annoyingly, doing so seems to copy the selected text to the clipboard, as if I did Cmd+C. ...
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How to make Safari reader use appropriate language for website content?

Suppose that I'm a person who uses Safari Reader to read webpages out loud, and that I'm multilingual and like to consume content in more than one language. (English and Spanish, say.) If I set my ...
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Location of downloaded voices - primarily used for announcement in Mac

I need to delete the voices I downloaded for announcements/speech. It might be stored on some file system so anyoknow what's the location so I will go and delete the same. Thank you.
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How can I start the "speaking" in preview with key?

I want my Mac to read things out in preview, now I have to click on Edit --> Speech --> Start speaking. How can I use keys/shortcuts to start it? I use MacOS BigSur 11.6
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508 Accessibility: English Siri misreads certain roman numerals

For any multiple of 5 and its preceding value, Siri reads the value as a literal character rather than a number. For instance, the numbers 4, 5, 9, 10 are read as the characters I-V, V, I-X, X rather ...
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iTunes — how to install VoiceOver Kit manually?

I'm using iTunes 12.12.3.5 on Windows 11 and if I connect my iPod Shuffle (4th gen. from 2011, software version 1.0.1) and click on "Enable VoiceOver" and "Apply" nothing happens (...
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Get the system to use the correct language with the "speak selection" feature

I'm trying to use OS X's native voice-recognition system to speak the highlighted text using the correct language. I enabled System Preferences > Accessibility > Spoken Content > Speak ...
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How can VoiceOver users activate links after the first one, in a message with multiple interactive items?

On selecting a message containing multiple links or other interactive items in VoiceOver, how do I activate any after the default first item? Suppose an iPhone VoiceOver user receives a SMS message ...
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VoiceOver in macOS Big Sur echos zoom level

Very frustrating change here. Using VoiceOver with Use scroll gesture with modifier keys to zoom enabled in System Preferences > Accessibility > Zoom, VoiceOver will echo the zoom level while ...
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How do I restart a Mac using voiceover when filevault is enabled?

The Voiceover Login screen has a different UI/UX when FileVault is enabled. I am unable to navigate to different screen options using VO + arrow key. The secret commands like >restart do not work ...
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Can't delete Alex voice from the iOS simulator

I'm working with iOS voices for accessibility reasons. In iOS simulator I've tried to install Alex voice which is one of the most popular English voices. To choose it I downloaded it first. However, ...
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VoiceOver not reading '-' in Xcode

VoiceOver interprets a hyphen as a brief pause. That makes sense for hyphenated words, but it makes no sense for sums or for code. For example in Xcode this line numberOfGuesses -= 1 is rendered as "...
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Navigating between the different areas in Xcode with a keyboard

I’m looking to use VoiceOver with Xcode. Using just the keyboard (and with VoiceOver running) how do I switch focus between Xcode's main editing area, the project navigator, the issues navigator, ...
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How to make Xcode work with VoiceOver?

I have tried Swift Playgrounds on iPad but that is useless as you never know where your character is. I am trying to develop my first app in Xcode. I use Swift 3. How do you make Xcode Swift ...
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How do I disable voiceover when I cannot log into my iPhone?

My toddler started pressing buttons like a madman and now I am in voiceover and locked out of my iPhone 8, because even though I hit on passcode numbers and voiceover kindly tells me what my passcode ...
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VoiceOver keeps turning on

My Macbook Pro (Touchpad, MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2018, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports) turns VoiceOver on intermittently. It's annoying. It seems to happen at random, every few weeks. It happened today when ...
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Voice in iOS switches language during text-to-speech

Very often, as I'm listening to an article being read by an American English voice with swipe-down "Speak Screen" or selected-text "Speak Selection." A date or number would be spelled in Dutch by the ...
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What is "Two system dialogs displayed" message?

I was using the VO learning in System Pref and went away from my computer for a few min. My screen was black when I got back and I clicked the mouse to wake it. Then it went black again and I clicked ...
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Downgrade from Safari 12 to Safari 11 [duplicate]

How can I downgrade from Safari 12 back to Safari 11? I’m a blind Mac user, using Voiceover. Safari 12 has various accessibility bugs and thus I need to go back to the latest version of Safari 11. ...
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Using Voiceover at login screen

I wish for my pupil to be able to login using VoiceOver. There are three user accounts and VoiceOver doesn't read them. We have used System Preferences to use VoiceOver at login and changed to ...
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Is VoiceOver useful to troubleshoot Macs and iOS devices with No-Video issues?

I wonder if it's worth learning VoiceOver as a help tool to repair Macs and iOS devices with no-video issues. Any experiences regarding this?
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What do I need to do to be able to use keyboard combinations, instead of Touch Bar clicks?

I am blind user and I must use a program which is an accessible with Voiceover, the Apple screen reader. That’s why I need a way to press keys instead of learning to click something which I don’t see. ...
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VoiceOver and Emoji and Symbols viewer

VoiceOver uses Control-Command-Space for launching an action but I can't use it because Emoji and Symbols Viewer hijacks it. Is there a way how to disable Emoji and Symbols viewer? I need VoiceOver ...
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Ipod touch 5 stuck on voice over when restarted

I recently reset my ipod touch 5 and left it for the next day. When I turned it on the next day it somehow got on voice over mode and I can't swipe the screen without it speaking. What do I do?
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Can I add custom pronunciations to "Speech"?

When given a well-known abbreviation or acronym, Mac's built-in Text-to-Speech engine automatically speaks the correct word or pronunciation, instead of the individual letters. For example: vs ...
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Enable VoiceOver ine only one app?

My kid likes to listen to music on her iPad, but she can't read yet (she's working on it) so she has to play each song for a few seconds to find the song to which she wants to listen. Is there a way ...
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Go to the beginning of song list on iPod Nano 4th gen

I use an iPod Nano 4th gen. There are no playlists, just songs. I am wondering how I can go back to the beginning of the songs list. Reading this, I tried pressing the VoiceOver button, but it says "...
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Issue with broken display on MacBook Air while trying to reinstall OS X

So I have this MacBook Air that I haven't used in a year and I forgot the password. Problem is, the display has been broken for a long time, so I have been using an external monitor with it, but I ...
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How can I unlock an iPod touch which has VoiceOver enabled?

My iPod touch 5th generation has VoiceOver enabled and is not letting me into my home screen. Triple-pressing the home button doesn't work. How can I unlock my device?
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I can not turn off VoiceOver on iPhone 4S

How can I turn off VoiceOver and get back to normal ?! As I follow the instructions how to turn off 'VoiceOver' in Setting on my iPhone, however VoiceOver icon get back on quickly after double click.....
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How can I add a voiceover to my Keynote presentation?

I have a MacBook Pro with OS X 10.9.4 and Keynote 6.2.2. I have a presentation done in Keynote with slide and music. Now I want add a voice over. Can I do that and if so how?
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On-screen text unexpectedly read to me, despite Voiceover (Mac) being disabled

On Mavericks, I have Voiceover turned off in both Accessibility settings and Users & Groups. In the past week, Voiceover has started occasionally reading small bits of text to me, seemingly ...
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How do I enable a British English voice in Google Maps turn-by-turn navigation on iOS?

I'm a UK iPhone user. Google Maps turn-by-turn navigation has always used a US English voice for me, even though both Siri and Apple Maps use a British English voice. I was surprised recently to hear ...
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Correcting Pronunciation Errors in 'Say' Command in Terminal

I'm having difficulty correcting the pronunciation in the 'say' command, using 10.9. I tried to add new pronunciations through: System Preferences > Dictation and Speech > Open Accessibility ...
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Possible to have separate shortcuts for different text-to-speech voices?

I know that it is possible to make Mac OS X to read the text with a keyboard shortcut. System preferences Dictation & Speech->Text to Speech tab But suppose I'm multilingual. Is it possible to ...
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iPod 5 stuck on voice over and is locked [duplicate]

My iPod 5 is stuck on voice over, but it's also on lock screen. I do not know how to unlock it and get to settings to turn it off.
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Have Voiceover read out just paragraph or sentence under cursor

I work with a disabled user who controls their iMac using keyboard and mouse input from their communication-aid. They have dyslexia and would like to use voiceover to read certain paragraphs or ...
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how can I turn off speech in the parental controls lockout dialog?

Every night before 1am, when my daughter has gone to bed but stayed logged in to our iMac (Lion 10.7.5), the parental controls dialog pops up. Unfortunately it ALSO announces itself via text-to-...
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Disable voiceover on login

I bought a used Mac from someone who was using VoiceOver on the login screen. I don't have any handicap, and I would like to disable VoiceOver, which I personally find annoying. Strangely, VoiceOver ...
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How do I stop VoiceOver on iPhone from being interrupted by notifications?

Speak Notifications is set to OFF but it still will break mid paragraph and say "new notification from..." or "new text message from..." then I have to start the reading all over again. This seems ...
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Using VoiceOver to a braille display fails to output some formatting in Pages

I'm trying to help a blind friend of mine, to get her up and running on a mac. As her text editor of choice, she'd like to use pages, but there, the bullet points aren't shown on her braille display. ...
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Can I enter my pass code when in voice over mode? [duplicate]

Is it possible to unlock the iPhone 4s when in voiceover mode? I need to be able to enter my pass code in voiceover mode.
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Accidentally turned on Siri using an iPhone 4 (not 4S)

I was using the Facebook app when it decided to freeze. Out of frustration, I clicked the home button multiple times. I got back to the homescreen with VoiceOver turned on ('Triple-click Home' was not ...
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How to get OS X out of a strange debug mode

My two year old loves banging on the keyboard of my iMac and occasionally discovers strange features that I've never seen before. Most recently he has enabled what appears to be some kind of debug ...
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How do i enter my numeric password in iPhone 4 in VoiceOver mode?

My iPhone 4 is in VoiceOver mode. It`s currently locked and not accepting my passcode which is absolutely correct. And now it's saying iPhone is disabled. Any solution?
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