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Add and Remove Speech Voice in Windows 10

How to Add and Remove a Speech Voice in Windows 10

New versions of Windows often add new text-to-speech voices. Windows Vista added Anna which was retained up to Windows 7. Windows 8 also had new voices, David, Zira and Hazel. Windows 10 features a set of additional voices which you can use with Narrator and Cortana. Here's how to add or remove them when needed. Continue reading

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Disable Online Speech Recognition with Group Policy in Windows 10

Windows provides both a device-based speech recognition feature (available through the Windows Speech Recognition Desktop app), and a cloud-based speech recognition service in those markets and regions where Cortana is available. Microsoft may use the voice data collected on your computer to help improve their speech services. Windows 10 allows disabling Online Speech Recognition with a Group Policy. In this article, we will review how to apply the restriction using both gpedit.msc and a Registry tweak.
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Manage Speech Dictionary Words in Windows 10

Windows provides both a device-based speech recognition feature (available through the Windows Speech Recognition Desktop app), and a cloud-based speech recognition service in those markets and regions where Cortana is available. In this article, we will see how to customize the speech dictionary that is used with the Speech Recognition feature. It is possible to add, edit, and delete its words.

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Change Speech Recognition Profiles in Windows 10

Windows provides both a device-based speech recognition feature (available through the Windows Speech Recognition Desktop app), and a cloud-based speech recognition service in those markets and regions where Cortana is available. You can create multiple profiles for Speech Recognition to store information about how to recognize your voice. Also, switching between profiles allows recognizing a different voice.

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Disable Document Review for Speech Recognition in Windows 10

Windows provides both a device-based speech recognition feature (available through the Windows Speech Recognition Desktop app), and a cloud-based speech recognition service in those markets and regions where Cortana is available. By default, Speech Recognition is designed to review your documents and email so that it learns words and phrases to better understand you when you speak. If you are not happy with its default settings, here's how to disable the Document Review feature for Speech Recognition in Windows 10.

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Enable Voice Activation for Speech Recognition in Windows 10

Windows provides both a device-based speech recognition feature (available through the Windows Speech Recognition Desktop app), and a cloud-based speech recognition service in those markets and regions where Cortana is available. In addition to the context menu, and a shortcut, you may want to enable Voice Activation mode for Speech Recognition.

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Change Speech Recognition Language in Windows 10

Windows provides both a device-based speech recognition feature (available through the Windows Speech Recognition Desktop app), and a cloud-based speech recognition service in those markets and regions where Cortana is available. In this article, we will see how to change the language for the speech recognition feature in Windows 10.

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Create Start Speech Recognition Shortcut in Windows 10

Windows provides both a device-based speech recognition feature (available through the Windows Speech Recognition Desktop app), and a cloud-based speech recognition service in those markets and regions where Cortana is available. In addition to the context menu, you may want to create a shortcut to start Speech Recognition directly from the Desktop context menu.

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Add Speech Recognition Context Menu in Windows 10

Windows provides both a device-based speech recognition feature (available through the Windows Speech Recognition Desktop app), and a cloud-based speech recognition service in those markets and regions where Cortana is available. For your convenience, you can add a special command to start Speech Recognition directly from the Desktop context menu.

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