Windows 10: Dictate keeps turning off

Discus and support Dictate keeps turning off in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; I am using word and love Dictate but it keeps turning off. I have to go back and restart it. sometimes it stays on for a whole paragraph and then... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by RossMac12, Mar 25, 2020.

  1. RossMac12 Win User

    Dictate keeps turning off

    I am using word and love Dictate but it keeps turning off.

    I have to go back and restart it. sometimes it stays on for a whole paragraph and then sometimes I can be one or sentences in and it stops.

    using Windows 10 home - version 1903

    RossMac12, Mar 25, 2020

  2. Dictation not working.

    Hello Lina,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    Please provide some additional information, so that we can assist you better.

    1. Are you using dictation in Windows or Office application?
    2. Since when are you facing this issue?
    3. Did you make any changes to the computer before this issue started?

    I suggest you to follow the below mentioned steps:

    Step 1: To dictate text:

    1. Open Speech Recognition by clicking the Start button, clicking All Programs, clicking Accessories, clicking Ease of Access, and then clicking Windows Speech Recognition.

    2. Say "start listening" or click the Microphone button to start the listening mode.

    3. Open the program you want to use or select the text box you want to dictate text into.

    4. Say the text that you want dictate.

    Step 2: You may refer Microsoft article related to Dictating text:

    Hope it helps.

    Let us know if you got the help you needed by clicking "Yes or No.


    Microsoft Community – Moderator
    Harish_kum, Mar 25, 2020
  3. Dictation - Random Capitilization

    Hi TFLJ,

    It's possible that Dictation listens and analyzes your words in phrases or context clues. It is important to state the word clearly.

    By the way, since when did this behavior start? Have you made any changes or installed any updates on your computer before this issue?

    In order for us to sort this out, I suggest setting the Dictation to make all the letters in a word lowercase. Once this is enabled, try dictating again and see if it still randomly capitalizes letters or words.

    If the issue persists, then it is best that you train again your PC to recognize your speech. Follow these steps:

    1. Open Control Panel.
    2. Click Ease of Access > Speech Recognition.
    3. Under Configure your Speech Recognition experience, click the link Train your computer to better understand you option.
    4. Click Next and follow the on-screen instructions.

    Please let me know the result.

    Vanessa Yar, Mar 25, 2020
  4. Dictate keeps turning off

    New FF - passwords


    If that setting is already enabled, then I suggest as the next troubleshooting step might be Mozilla Safe Mode (not to be confused with Windows Safe Mode)):

    Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode | Firefox Help

    • Please report back and let us know the outcome, as it will dictate the next steps.
    • Also: please tell us what AV/AM/firewall programs are you running on this system?

    MoxieMomma, Mar 25, 2020

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