How to use Voice Typing to talk to your PC in Windows 11

This post shows students and new users steps to use voice typing to talk to their PCs instead of typing in Windows 11.

Dictation has been renamed to voice typing in Windows 11. With voice typing, you can enter text on your PC by speaking. Voice typing uses online speech recognition, which is powered by Azure Speech services.

Voice typing allows users to enter text on their PC by speaking into a microphone. Use voice typing commands to quickly edit text by saying things like “delete that” or “select that“.

To use voice typing, you’ll need to be connected to the internet, have a working microphone, and have your cursor in a text box.

You can add additional language to use with voice typing other than the display language in Windows.

Below is how to use voice typing in Windows 11.

How to use voice typing to talk instead of typing in Windows 11

As mentioned above, voice typing is a way to talk to your PC without typing. It uses online speech recognition, which is powered by Azure Speech services.

To use voice typing, open notepad or any text box. Place the cursor in the text box, and use the keyboard shortcuts below to activate voice typing.

ActionDo this
Turn on voice typingPress Windows logo key on a hardware keyboard
Press the microphone key next to the Spacebar on the touch keyboard
To stop voice typingSay a voice typing command like “Stop listening
Press the microphone button on the voice typing menu

Note: Press Windows logo key Alt to navigate through the voice typing menu with your keyboard. 

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When using Microsoft Edge or Chrome, right-click on the text in the text box and select voice typing. You can also use the keyboard shortcut above to begin speaking.

That should do it!

Conclusion:

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