Mar 14 2021 12:02 AM
Mar 14 2021 12:02 AM
I use Microsoft dictation all the time in word and outlook and recently the dictation toolbar started popping up and it gets in the way of my text. I can move it and close it but it is a nuisance, I don't want it to open when I use dictate. How do I disable the dictation popup toolbar but still use the dictate which is in the ribbon menu in word and outlook.
The picture below shows the dictate button that I use in the ribbon of word and outlook and the unwanted pop up dictate toolbar that only recently started popping up in the middle of the text.
Mar 14 2021 11:04 PM
Mar 15 2021 02:28 AM
Same problem here... In the past, this stupid thing only appeared if you enabled privacy -> Speech -> Online Speech Recognition. But disabling it no longer works. This has got to be the most annoying "feature" ever. I don't understand why this stuff just magically appears without asking the user if we want it enabled.
Mar 16 2021 11:07 PM - edited Mar 16 2021 11:39 PM
I have been in communication with several Microsoft help desks I keep getting shoved around to people who can't help me.
Today I was on a messaging help desk and using dictate in Word to copy the message to the technician and suddenly the dictate toolbar box stopped popping up in that one Word document and I have no idea why this happened. I was not in any of the settings for Word, I was just using dictating.
I don't know if it was a voice command that stopped the tool bar from popping up or if I was editing my message on the keyboard and hit a combination of keystrokes that stopped the toolbar from popping up or it just decided to do it on its own just to confuse me.
Unfortunately it still pops up in other word documents and Outlook.
If I find a solution, I will post it here and if anyone else does please post.
Mar 19 2021 12:01 PM
Mar 26 2021 01:42 AM
Honestly, I don't ever recall setting up speech recognition, but magically my "profile" is there. This has got to be the most obnoxious "feature" ever! Even more so by the fact that they designed it in such a way as that it cannot be disabled or reverted back to the original.
Mar 26 2021 10:19 AM
Apr 04 2021 03:38 AM
This is so annoying! It is unsolicited and unwanted and yet it is imposed on us without any option of removal! I find it difficult to believe that anyone thinks this is a good idea. The box is always in the way. ?It appears over the thing you are working on and you have to find space to park it.
If you ask me I would say that this is a product of the same arrogant mindset that led apple to impose an unwanted U2 album on its users.
Microsoft please fix this.
Jun 30 2021 12:52 PM
It's absolutely insane, but Microsoft (Windows, not word) dictation works and then after a couple of uses starts responding “initializing…” and it won't work anymore. I've gotten Microsoft support and they get it to work again but only briefly (jumping through a million Hoops, including repairing windows and parentheses. Anyone?