Windows 10: Speech Recognition shortcut on the desktop?

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  1. global Win User

    Speech Recognition shortcut on the desktop?

    Several threads suggest making a shortcut using the following string to turn on Windows 10 native Speech Recognition:

    %windir%\Speech\Common\sapisvr.exe -SpeechUX

    However, I am trying for a Desktop Shortcut which enables Speech Recognition AND opens the Control Widget (the oval with the Microphone in the circle to control Mic on-off, etc.).

    When I program in the suggested shortcut, the Control Widget does not appear and I'm not sure that SR is even turned on =no way to know since no way to turn on microphone that I know of without the Widget.

    How can I enable SR to turn on, and the Widget to appear, through a desktop shortcut?

    Also, I am just beginning to use this Windows native Speech Recognition, so I'm not too familiar with it yet but early results are promising. I have always used Dragon but have given up on that. I use speech recognition for voice to text dictation and not commands controlling the PC, etc.

    I am gravitating toward the old Speech Recognition and not Speech Services (Win-H). Why? Because as I understand it, Speech Services (Win-H) relies on the Cloud back and forth, while Speech Services is wholly within the PC. Would rather not tie up Internet resources which might slow the process of dictation voice to text.

    Any comments if the Cloud slows this down and whether your experience is that Speech Services is more, or less, accurate / easy to use than Win-H.

    BTW, I have pretty much disabled Cortana, so maybe this disables Win-H, but I might reenable Cortana if Win-H is much better.


    I have Windows 10 64 bit latest updates installed.

    global, Jun 12, 2018

  2. Windows Speech Recognition


    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I would require more information to help you better.

    Are facing any issue with speech recognition?

    I would suggest you to follow the steps to see Advance speech options.

    • Press Windows+X key on the keyboard
    • Click on control panel
    • Select speech recognition
    • On the left hand pane you will see Advance speech option
    I would also suggest you to refer to the below link:

    How to use Speech Recognition

    (Step applies to Windows 10 as well)

    Hope this information helps and let us know if you have any further queries related to Windows we will be glad to help you.
    Mohammed Yaseer, Jun 13, 2018
  3. speech recognition removal

    Hi Sally,

    Thank you for being a part of Windows 10.

    I appreciate you for providing details about the issue and we are happy to help you.

    Try the following steps to uncheck the Run Speech Recognition at startup option from the Speech Recognition:

    • Type Speech Recognition in the search bar and select the Speech Recognition from the list.
    • Click on the Advanced speech options from the left pane.
    • Uncheck mark on Run Speech Recognition at startup.
    • Click on Apply and Ok.
    Kindly let us know if you need any further assistance with Windows. We are glad to assist you.

    Thank you.
    Harshavardhan Rathod, Jun 13, 2018

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