Built in Speech Recognition on Windows computers – Windows key + H

Windows key + H

FEATURES:

  • Built in Speech Recognition on all Windows computers – talk and the computer will type what you are saying
  • To start dictating, select a text field and press the ‘Windows logo key’ +’ H’ to open the dictation toolbar.
  • If you pause  you may have to select the dictation icon in the dictation toolbar again.
  • Works in Text boxes in applications/ programs and on websites (any browser)
  • Need language packs installed to access *
  • Use in both English and French (and other languages)  **
  • Make sure the computer is on the internet
  • If you pause  you may have to select the dictation icon in the dictation toolbar again.

* If you get a message about language packs or Speech Recognition is not working then Contact IThelpdesk@sd71.bc.ca or put in and IT help desk Ticket to have language packs added.

*The first-time using Dictation in Windows it may ask you to go to Settings. In ‘Speech’ switch on the ‘Online speech recognition’.

** To dictate in French go to Speech settings and select French

keyboard with arrows pointing to the Windows key and the letter H

TIP SHEETS:

Turning Windows Dictation On (Computer) – Windows 10

Speech to Text Quick Guide

LINKS:

Windows 10 Speech Recognition Windows + H

Keyboard Short Cuts in Windows 10