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Using Dictation Commands As an Alternative To Keyboard Shortcuts
Comments: 13 Responses to “Using Dictation Commands As an Alternative To Keyboard Shortcuts”
Hi, great video! Do you know if there is a way to toggle the language for dictation with applescript or with dictation? I use both French Canadian and English and it would be fantastic to be able to toggle those more easily. I know I can toggle it on the little dictation button but was wondering if I could do it with a keyboard shortcut. Thanks!
Jeff: They way you are doing it now is probably the easiest.
I used Dictation a couple of years ago, and now I started practising it again. This time, however, the 'show numbers' command refuses to work. Maybe this a bug in recent updates? I've tried restarting the mac and other 'fixes' I found online.
Colin: Check all of your settings that would be involved. Definitely works for me.
Thanks for explaining this neat feature. My Dictation Commands screen in System Preferences is grayed out so I cannot check or uncheck any of the boxes. If anyone has an answer I would appreciate it. (macOS 10.14)
Robert: Things to check: Are you using an admin account? If not parental controls can restrict this. Do you have Enhanced Dictation turned on in System Preferences, Keyboard, Dictation? Is your microphone working?
I tried setting up Dictation as demonstrated - I uploaded Advanced Dictation, so the little microphone in the topmost ribbon on my screen appears activated - but when I try to use Dictation, nothing happens. I watched the video twice to be sure I hadn't missed anything. Is there something else I need to do? "Voice recognition" or something? Thanks. (iMac OS 10.14.1)
Fred: Just check and recheck everything. Maybe do a restart.
Thanks for your response Gary. I am using an Admin account, enhanced dictation is turned off and the mike works because normal dictation works.
Robert: Try it with Enhanced Dictation turned on. And try a restart after you turn it on to be sure it takes effect.
Gary you're a genius, it works. Couldn't find a solution anywhere else. Thank you.
Is there a way to "mark as unread" in the mail ap? It would be nice if there was a shortcut.
Jerry: Yes, just look in the menus. Message, Mark As Unread. There is a keyboard shortcut there too.