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How to Add and Remove Speech Voices in Windows 10

In Windows 10, you can add and remove voice packages for a language for your device and apps. For example, text-to-speech (TTS) voices for Narrator.

Starting in Windows 10 build 18309, you can download additional voices in other languages without having to download language packs.

See also: Appendix A: Supported languages and voices | Windows Support

This tutorial will show you how to add and remove voice packages for a text-to-speech (TTS) language for all users in Windows 10.

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How to Add, Delete, Prevent, and Edit Speech Recognition Dictionary Words in Windows 10

When you set up Speech Recognition in Windows 10, it 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.

If you like, you can add a new single word or an expression to the Speech Dictionary to enable your personal words, or expressions to be dictated into your applications.

If you like, you can improve dictation accuracy by preventing certain words from being dictated by excluding them in Speech Dictionary.

If you like, you can edit or delete words that are already in the Speech Dictionary.

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.

This tutorial will show you how to add, prevent, edit, and delete words in the Speech Dictionary used to dictate with Speech Recognition for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Add, Delete, and Change Speech Recognition Profiles in Windows 10

When you set up Speech Recognition in Windows 10, it 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 profiles store information about how to recognize your voice. You can add and change profiles to recognize a different voice or a different noise environment.

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.

This tutorial will show you how to add, delete, and change Speech Recognition profiles to recognize a different voice or a different noise environment for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Change Speech Recognition Language in Windows 10

When you set up Speech Recognition in Windows 10, it 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.

This tutorial will show you how to change the Speech Recognition language used for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Enable or Disable Voice Activation for Speech Recognition in Windows 10

When you set up Speech Recognition in Windows 10, it 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.

You can choose to enable or disable voice activation mode for Speech Recognition.

Enable voice 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

Disable voice activation mode – Speech Recognition goes into sleep mode when not in use, and can be activated by saying the “Start Listening” voice command.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable voice activation for Speech Recognition for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Enable or Disable Run Speech Recognition at Startup in Windows 10

When you set up Speech Recognition in Windows 10, it 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.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable to automatically run Speech Recognition at startup for your account in Windows 10.

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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.

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

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How to Turn On or Off Use Speech Recognition in Windows Mixed Reality in Windows 10

Windows Mixed Reality works best with your headset’s built-in speakers and mic, or headphones with mic connected to its audio port.

You can use speech recognition in Windows Mixed Reality to use your voice to get around Windows Mixed Reality faster—take a quick photo, open an app, even teleport without a controller. And for an easy way to type, you can use dictation mode on the mixed reality keyboard.

When Speech is turned on, Windows Mixed Reality is always listening. When you’re connected to the Internet, everything you say is sent to the cloud so Microsoft speech services can recognize even more of your commands.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off to use speech recognition in Windows Mixed Reality for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Turn On or Off Switch to Headset Mic when Mixed Reality Portal Running in Windows 10

Mixed Reality Portal is the desktop app that takes you through Windows Mixed Reality setup. It also serves as the command center on your PC for your mixed reality experience.

Windows Mixed Reality works best with your headset’s built-in speakers and mic, or headphones with mic connected to its audio port. If your headset doesn’t have a built-in mic, attach headphones with a mic to the headset or to your PC.

Windows Mixed Reality doesn’t support Bluetooth audio devices.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off to automatically switch to headset mic with Mixed Reality Portal is running for your account in Windows 10.

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