Set Up Speech Recognition in Windows 10  

    Set Up Speech Recognition in Windows 10

    Set Up Speech Recognition in Windows 10

    How to Set Up Speech Recognition in Windows 10
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    28 Jan 2020
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    How to Set Up Speech Recognition in Windows 10


    Windows Speech Recognition lets you control your PC with your voice alone, without needing a keyboard or mouse.

    Using only your voice, you can open menus, click buttons and other objects on the screen, dictate text into documents, and write and send emails. Just about anything you do with your keyboard and mouse can be done with only your voice.

    Speech Recognition is only available for the following languages: English (United States, United Kingdom, Canada, India, and Australia), French, German, Japanese, Mandarin (Chinese Simplified and Chinese Traditional), and Spanish.

    See also:

    This tutorial will show you how to set up Speech Recognition to use for your account in Windows 10.

    You can also convert spoken words into text anywhere on your PC with dictation.



    EXAMPLE: Speech Recognition context menu and listening mode
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    Here's How:

    1 Connect the microphone you want to use with Speech Recognition.

    2 Start Speech Recognition. (see screenshots below)

    If you have already setup Speech Recognition, then this will only start Speech Recognition instead of opening the "Set up Speech Recognition" wizard.

    Set Up Speech Recognition in Windows 10-speech_recognition_settings.jpg Set Up Speech Recognition in Windows 10-set_up_speech_recognition-1.jpg

    3 Click/tap on Next when ready to start setting up Speech Recognition. (see screenshot below)

    Set Up Speech Recognition in Windows 10-set_up_speech_recognition-2.png

    4 Select the type of microphone you have connected, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

    Set Up Speech Recognition in Windows 10-set_up_speech_recognition-3.png

    5 Click/tap on Next when ready to set up your microphone. (see screenshot below)

    Set Up Speech Recognition in Windows 10-set_up_speech_recognition-4.png

    6 Read aloud the sentence, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

    Set Up Speech Recognition in Windows 10-set_up_speech_recognition-5.png

    7 Click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

    Set Up Speech Recognition in Windows 10-set_up_speech_recognition-6.png

    8 Select Enable document review or Disable document review for what you want, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

    You can improve the computer's ability to recognize spoken words by allowing Speech Recognition to review documents and email in your search index. Speech Recognition will learn words and phrases to better understand you when you speak.

    You will always be able to enable or disable document review at will in Advanced speech options.

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    9 Select Use manual activation mode or Use voice activation mode for what you want, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

    Use manual activation mode - Windows Speech Recognition turns off when you say the "Stop Listening" voice command, and must be turned on by clicking on the microphone button or pressing the Ctrl+Windows keys

    Use voice activation mode - Speech Recognition goes into sleep mode when not in use, and can be activated by saying the "Start Listening" voice command.

    You will always be able to enable or disable voice activation at will in Advanced speech options.

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    10 Click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

    If you click/tap on the View Reference Sheet button, it will take you to Windows Speech Recognition voice commands | Windows Support.

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    11 Check (enable - default) or uncheck (disable) Run Speech Recognition at startup for what you want, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

    You will always be able to enable or disable Run Speech Recognition at startup at will in Advanced speech options.

    Set Up Speech Recognition in Windows 10-set_up_speech_recognition-10.png

    12 Click/tap on Start Tutorial or Skip Tutorial for what you want, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

    If you click/tap on Start Tutorial, it will take you to Use speech recognition | Windows Support.

    Set Up Speech Recognition in Windows 10-set_up_speech_recognition-11.png

    13 The Set up Speech Recognition wizard will now close. You can now use voice Recognition when you want.


    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. NMI's Avatar
    NMI
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    Windows 10 Pro, Version 1909
       #1

    Why Control Panel, not Settings?
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19631
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       #2

    Hello @NMI,

    I have changed step 2 to link to different ways on how to start Speech Recognition for this.
      My Computers


 

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