You can use the following command in the Terminal to get a list of all the available voices:
say -v ?
On my system the output looks like this with the voice name followed by the language abbreviation (I removed the comments):
There are two steps involved:
Change your Siri voice settings to English (United Kingdom) - as of iOS 7.1.2 this is under Settings > General > Siri > Language and also Settings > General > International > Voice Control (they're both the same setting: change one and the other changes too).
Change your device Language setting to British English: it's under ...
For Mac OS X 10.7, Swedish works pretty well by just downloading the Swedish voices using Preferences->System Voice->Customize and setting either as System Voice. It neatly nails even pretty peculiar Swedish words and spellings.
No guarantee for other languages.
In VoiceOver Utility, you can go to the Pronunciation tab of the Speech section, and set up custom pronunciations. I've never used VoiceOver before, but I was able to get some custom pronunciations working. I set -= to be replaced by minus equals, and that seemed to work. Additionally, you can make these custom pronunciations app specific, or work in all ...
You can't enable VoiceOver for just one app, but you can easily turn VoiceOver on and off.
Method 1(Siri): Just launch Siri(by pressing and holding the home button), and say "Turn on Voice Over", and and Siri will reply(no reading necessary). You can also turn Voice Over off, by saying "Turn of Voice Over" when you leave the app.
Method 2(Acessibility ...
While there is a contextual menu for Speech » Start speaking that will speak the selected text, it requires navigating several menus. If you want to be able to speak the selection without navigating menus, create an automator service that receives text in any application. Give it a single action: Run shell script. The shell script is utterly simple: /usr/bin/...
According to this 2007 thread at discussions.apple.com the VoiceOver utility only fixes pronunciations in VoiceOver itself, not in text-to-speech.
So if you want to get say to correctly pronounce the words you should run a find and replace on the text file for each mis-pronounced word. There is probably a good way to do this in one step with a script, but ...
Here you go:
# read.sh <file-to-read> [name-of-voice]
while read rep; do
repArray=( $rep )
done < replacements.txt
if [ -z $2 ]; then
echo "$textToRead" | say
echo "$textToRead" | say -v $2
While I couldn't find a way to assign keyboard shortcut directly, an acceptable solution turned out to be much simpler than one might think.
Create a new Service in Automator. By default it takes selected text in any Application and lets you to do something to it. Choose Speak Text from the Text category and select any active voice from the drop-down. Now ...
The main UX change you need to be aware of with VoiceOver enabled is that a single tap selects an element and a double-tap anywhere on the screen will cause a simulated tap on the element which is currently selected. This means that you need to tap once on what you want to select, then double-tap anywhere.
Select Slide to Unlock, then double-tap. Enter your ...
Turning Voiceover Off
Double-tap the Settings icon on your homepage.
Use three fingers to scroll down to the General menu, and double-click on it.
Use three fingers to scroll down to the Accessibility menu, and double-click on it.
Double-tap on the VoiceOver menu item.
Turn VoiceOver off
Alternatively, in iTunes you select summary and click Universal ...
The shortcuts you are looking for are the following
The project navigator is: ⌘+1 (Cmd-1)
The issues navigator is: ⌘+5 (Cmd-5)
Main Editing area is (once you have selected a file in the
issues or project navigator):
⌘+J (Cmd-J) and, after release, ↵ (Return) or
The Mini Map: ⌃+⌘+⇧+M (Ctrl-Cmd-Shft-M)
Hope that helps.
You can also turn on VoiceOver with the keyboard command cmd + F5 or cmd + function + 5. Might you be pressing those keys?
You can also tell Siri to turn on VoiceOver. I don't think this is your problem though.
It is a feature of VoiceOver to alert you to the fact that system dialogs have been displayed (this text can be read by the computer voice for you).
You can find the dialogs by tabbing through the open windows (or if you can see sufficiently, they're probably already displayed on the screen).
Shut down the computer, plug in the external monitor and keyboard and turn on the computer holding down command+R for a while. Then, close the lid of the laptop and it should display on the external monitor.
You are on the right path and so close.
Now just tell your system NOT to Auto update.
Open Apple Store in System Preference
and disable Auto update
OK, lets use "sneaky" method,
Disconnect from Network, WIFI, (cut the cable ... just kidding :) so it can not update.
That should give you time to change the auto update settings.
With no concrete details or info whether you’ve gone through troubleshooting and can reproduce this after a reboot, here are some triage steps.
Check the voiceover guide to you know which key shortcuts can start the speech: https://help.apple.com/voiceover/info/guide/10.12/#/vo2755
Restart the Mac and go through the basic steps once you are logged in to a ...
Probably, but VoiceOver is a complicated beast. I really wouldn't wish learning it on anyone if they didn't have to. It's probably just easier to hook up an external display over HDMI/thunderbolt/USBc or mirror the display to and appleTv. But if you feel it necessary, go for it. Apple has a good help guide on it. It is a bit out of date, but the basics ...
Keyboard shortcuts can be found in System preferences -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts. You can set any shortcuts to any keyboard combinations you'd like. The default for voiceover is Command + F5, which can be changed.
The Touch Bar can also be set to only display the Function Keys, instead of app specific context keys. While you won't be able to feel the position ...
You can assign a different keyboard shortcut to the Emoji & Symbols menu item.
I usually add/remove a cmd, ctrl, alt or shift modifier when remapping menu items like this.
System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts > App Shortcuts > + (plus button)
Read this Apple Discussions article.
I think this is the same problem you are having.
I think I got it. I was sitting at the screen when a message popped up with the voice over. There was a little spanner icon in the top right which allowed me to turn off this feature.
You can use voiceover to tap and enter your passcode or you can connect it to iTunes where you synced the iPhone previously and disable the "assistance" that VoiceOver is "providing"
Can I enter my pass code when in voice over mode?
How do i enter my numeric password in iPhone 4 in VoiceOver mode?
Depending on whether you have trusted a computer, you might ...
When logged into the account with Parental Controls, go to System Preferences > Speech > Text to speech tab > Uncheck the options alerts and application attention.