Monday, July 20, 2020

How to use text reader in macOS

Sometimes you are tired of reading a long email or article, or maybe want to hear the message while doing something else. On macOS, you can configure accessibility features to do that. 

First, open System Preferences.
In System Preferences, select Speech, and then check "Speak selected text when the key is pressed". The default shortcut keys are Option+Esc. There are some voice options. Siri Female is probably the best.

Now remember the shortcut keys. Whenever you want the computer to read text for you, select the text and hit the shortcut keys.

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