Activate and Deactivate Speech Recognition Mode in Windows

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Hello, and welcome to VisiHow. In this video, I'm going to show you how to activate and deactivate the speech recognition software on your Windows computer. I'm using Windows 8.1. It's available in most versions of Windows.

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    There are two ways that we can activate this feature.
    The first way is to take the cursor and go to the "Windows Speech Recognition Listening Mode". Now, it might be that we haven't prepared and this is the first time we're getting exposed to this particular accessibility option. In that case, it's suggested to look at our video about setting up the speech recognition mode in Windows before continuing on with this video. Now, we have ours set up to start immediately, to load up on startup in our computer. It's just the easiest way to access it.
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    The first way to start it is to take the cursor and hover over the round blue icon until it says, "Windows Speech Recognition Listening Mode".
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    If we click on it, it says it's now "Listening".
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    From here, we can give it different commands.
    It's asking what was said, "What was that?" because we spoke too quickly.
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    If we want to turn it off, we can simply click back on that button and it will turn off.
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    When the Speech Recognition software was set up, it was set to be sensitive to voice activation as well.
    To use our voice, we simply say, "Start listening". Now it is "Listening" to us.
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    Now it's asking what we would like, by displaying, "What was that?".
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    If we want to turn it off, we simply say, "Stop listening".
    It's gone back to "Sleeping".
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    That is how you activate and deactivate the speech recognition software on your Windows computer.
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