The Windows 10 Dictation Feature

By | November 22, 2020
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The Windows 10 Dictation Feature

Did you know that Windows 10 has an excellent dictation feature that makes it easy take a note, write an email, jot down a recipe, or even write a story or an essay, just using your device’s microphone and your voice?

To use the dictation feature in Windows 10, press and hold down the Windows Key and tap the H key, then place your cursor in (almost) any text field and start talking. It works with almost any app including MS Word, WordPad, and Gmail.  Note that with some apps you may have to click the “microphone” icon in the dictation bar before it will start “listening”. See?

Windows 10 Tips by Cloudeight - Dictation in Windows 10

Here’s an example of Windows 10 Dictation being used with MS Word. See?

Windows 10 Tips by Cloudeight - Dictation in Windows 10

Above: You can see Windows Dictation is “Listening…” and in MS Word you can see what I’ve dictated so far.  You can add punctuation by saying comma, period, etc.  And you’ll find that the more you use Windows Dictation, the better it does at understanding your voice.

When you’re done dictating just say “Stop dictating”. That’s it. If you’re tired of typing, you’re not a great typist, or you are just feeling lazy, give Windows Dictation a try. Open an app that allows text input, hold down the Windows Key, and tap the H key.  When the dictation bar shows that it’s “listening” click on the microphone icon and start talking.

You’ll be surprised at how accurate it is.


3 thoughts on “The Windows 10 Dictation Feature

    1. infoave Post author

      Some programs may affect your shortcut keys but Windows Key + H definitely opens dictation on Windows 10.


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