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Dictation Commands
Posted by: Lizabeth
Date: August 29, 2018 07:38AM
The bro sent me the link, saying I might find it useful.

Initial look: I think it will...enjoy!

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Re: Dictation Commands
Posted by: jimmy d
Date: August 29, 2018 11:11AM
I had no idea. Thanks!
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Re: Dictation Commands
Posted by: modelamac
Date: August 29, 2018 11:43AM
This has been built-in to Mac OS for a year or two.

Open System Preferences to Keyboard, and activate Dictation and Enhanced Dictation.

In Sys Pref, Select the Accessibility pane. In that pane, go down the sidebar to Dictation.


And Bob's yer uncle.

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/29/2018 11:43AM by modelamac.
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Re: Dictation Commands
Posted by: Altered Horizons
Date: August 29, 2018 12:31PM
I've used Dictation (in Sierra) to add voice commands to my home automation system.

Works pretty well, except that Dictation stops responding after about six days. I have to turn it off and back on to get it working again. To work around this, I wrote an off/on Applescript and scheduled it to run twice a week in the middle of the night. Problem solved.

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Re: Dictation Commands
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: August 29, 2018 01:44PM
I wish Siri would take a page from Dictation Command.

Like the old Mac voice control (remember the little disc that popped up in the upper right corner?) there was/is no internet required.

I'd like to see a lot of Siri functionality live on computers and devices and not need to be 'connected'.

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