Accessibility Use Voice Typing to Dictate Text in Windows 11


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In Windows 11, dictation has been updated and renamed as voice typing. Like dictation, voice typing uses online speech recognition technologies to power its speech-to-text transcription service. You no longer need to turn on the Online Speech recognition setting to use voice typing.

Voice typing allows you to enter text on your PC by speaking.

You can add a language to use a voice typing language that is different than the display language you have chosen for Windows.

To switch voice typing languages, you will need to change the input language you use.

See also:

This tutorial will show you how to use voice typing to dictate text with your voice in Windows 11.


Voice typing requires a working microphone.



Contents

  • Option One: Start and Stop Voice Typing with Hardware Keyboard
  • Option Two: Start and Stop Voice Typing with Touch Keyboard
  • Option Three: Start and Stop Voice Typing in Microsoft Edge




Option One

Turn On or Off Show Voice Typing Mic Button on Touch Keyboard in Settings


1 Place the cursor in a text box.

2 Press the Win + H keys to turn on voice typing.

3 Voice typing will now be listening for you to speak to dictate text into the text box. (see screenshots below)

To stop voice typing from listening:
- Say a voice typing command like "Stop listening".
- Click/tap on the microphone button to toggle start and stop listening.

To close voice typing:
- Click/tap on the Close (X) button.
- Press the Esc key.


Voice_typing_listening.png
Voice_typing_not_listening.png





Option Two

Start and Stop Voice Typing with Touch Keyboard


1 Place the cursor in a text box.

2 Click/tap on the Touch Keyboard icon on the taskbar system tray to open it.

3 Click/tap on the microphone button on the touch keyboard to turn on voice typing. (see screenshot below)

Voice_typing_Touch_Keyboard-1.png

4 Voice typing will now be listening for you to speak to dictate text into the text box. (see screenshots below)

To stop voice typing from listening:
- Say a voice typing command like "Stop listening".
- Click/tap on the microphone button to toggle start and stop listening.

To close voice typing:
- Click/tap on the keyboard button to return to touch keyboard.
- Press the Esc key to close voice typing and touch keyboard.


Voice_typing_Touch_Keyboard-2.png
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Option Three

Start and Stop Voice Typing in Microsoft Edge


1 Open Microsoft Edge.

2 Perform one of the following actions: (see screenshot below)
  • Place the cursor in a text box in Microsoft Edge, and press the Win + H keys to turn on voice typing.
  • Right click or press and hold in a text box in Microsoft Edge, and click/tap on Voice typing.
Voice_typing_Microsoft_Edge.png

3 Voice typing will now be listening for you to speak to dictate text into the text box. (see screenshots below)

To stop voice typing from listening:
- Say a voice typing command like "Stop listening".
- Click/tap on the microphone button to toggle start and stop listening.

To close voice typing:
- Click/tap on the Close (X) button.
- Press the Esc key.


Voice_typing_listening.png
Voice_typing_not_listening.png



That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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Wynona

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Voice typing stopped working this morning, August 31, 2022. So far, there are several of us who have the issue.

I banged up my left index fingertip a few days ago, and have been enjoying voice typing (fingertip hurts) since.

However, today I get the following notice when I press the Windows Key + H:

"You'll need the Internet for this.

It doesn't look like you're connected to the Internet. Check your connection and try again.

0x800704cf"

Then there's a link to Feedback.

Thing is, I'm already connected to the Internet! How would I get here if I weren't!?

BTW, Feedback said I didn't give enough info for them to troubleshoot the problem! But I gave them all the info I had, and even recorded trying to open voice typing for them.
 

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Today was the first time I have actually used the "Voice Typing" on my laptop. I tried to use it a few times before but could never get it to work. I was always told I didn't have a microphone on my laptop. I tried it again today and was told the same thing. No microphone found so I went into the sound settings and found out the microphone was just "Disabled" so I "Enabled" the microphone and then hit Windows key and H and then low and behold it worked. So now I can use the "Voice Typing" for taking notes on my notepad now which will make things a lot easier.

I also turned on the "Punctuation" in the settings also.
 

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