10 tricks and tweaks for customizing Windows 10 (free PDF)

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Topic: Software
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Windows 10 was built to do just about everything for everyone—at least that's Microsoft's goal. However, it’s not going to be a perfect fit for everyone’s working style or day-to-day tasks. This ebook walks through a number of tweaks that will let you tailor the OS to suit your specific needs.

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Turn on speech recognition and dictation in Windows 10
As the quality of speech-to-text technology improves, the usefulness of speech recognition features and applications in our computing devices has improved as well. Whether it means giving commands to your favorite smart device at home or your mobile smartphone, “talking” to your digital assistant has become a common and effective way to interface with your connected world.

Microsoft Windows 10 has its own version of a speech-recognizing digital assistant in Cortana. Through this set of applications and features, users can give their PCs commands, initiate calendar entries, make phone calls, and perform a slew of other functions. However, one feature of speech recognition often overlooked is the ability to dictate text. This underutilized feature can be particularly useful in certain business settings where text must be entered, but a keyboard would be inconvenient.

In this article, we’ll explain how to turn on speech recognition in Windows 10, how to configure the settings, and how to use the feature for the purpose of dictation. The steps outlined here presume you have a working microphone already connected to your PC.
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