How to make your Mac read text for you

If you’re tired reading, or you’ve been a long time at the computer and your eyes hurt you’ll find convenient to sit back and relax and let your MacBook (or any mac powered pc) to read the selected text for you out loud.

How does it work?

You can make your mac read any text from anywhere. Even if it’s online on your favorite blog, or offline on your local hard as a PDF book or simple text file.

You have to select the text that you want your Mac to read for you with your mouse and then press a combination key set by you and your MacBook will start reading the text for you.

How to set combination key?

Open up System Preferences and go to Speech, then use the second tab called Text to Speech. You can select then your voice for the speech (I use Alex, most realistic voice) and then check the “Speak the selected text when the key is pressed“. After that you’ll need to setup your key combination. Press “Set keys” and hold down on your keyboard the combination of keys that you desire (be sure not to add some combinations that are already in use by some other shortcuts). I personally use ctrl+command+s and works like a charm.

That’s it, you’re done! Give it a try and read the post from here and see how nice it is to listen to your Mac.

If you’re tired reading, or you’ve been a long time at the computer and your eyes hurt you’ll find convenient to sit back and relax and let your MacBook (or any mac powered pc) to read the selected text for you out loud.

How does it work?

You can make your mac read any text from anywhere. Even if it’s online on your favorite blog, or offline on your local hard as a PDF book or simple text file.

You have to select the text that you want your Mac to read for you with your mouse and then press a combination key set by you and your MacBook will start reading the text for you.

How to set combination key?

Open up System Preferences and go to Speech, then use the second tab called Text to Speech. You can select then your voice for the speech (I use Alex, most realistic voice) and then check the “Speak the selected text when the key is pressed“. After that you’ll need to setup your key combination. Press “Set keys” and hold down on your keyboard the combination of keys that you desire (be sure not to add some combinations that are already in use by some other shortcuts). I personally use ctrl+command+s and works like a charm.

That’s it, you’re done! Give it a try and read the post from here and see how nice it is to listen to your Mac.

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