Change Accessibility Dictation preferences on Mac
On your Mac, use the Dictation pane of Accessibility System Preferences to choose or create dictation commands to use with Enhanced Dictation.
To change these preferences, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click Accessibility, then click Dictation.
Show the list of dictation commands you can use to control your Mac and use apps when Enhanced Dictation is on.
If you enabled advanced dictation commands, they are also shown. See Enable, disable, and create dictation commands.
Enable the dictation keyword phrase
Say a keyword phrase to start dictating and using dictation commands even when you’re not dictating text. See Use the dictation keyword phrase and menu.
Play sound when command is recognized
Have your Mac play a sound to indicate that it recognized the dictation command you spoke.
Mute audio output while dictating
Silence music, podcasts, videos or other audio playing on your Mac while you are dictating.
Dictation commands and advanced command options
Commands are grouped by action (Selection, Navigation, Editing, Formatting, and System). Use the search field to find a command.
If you create your own dictation commands, they appear in the User section at the top of the list.
A checkmark next to a command indicates it can be used. If you don’t want to use a command, deselect its checkbox.
Click a command in the list to show how to say it.
There may be multiple ways to say a command. For example, to make a selected word bold, you can say “Bold that,” “Bold this,” or “Bold selection.”
Enable advanced commands
Show additional navigation and system commands, as well as app and document commands at the bottom of the list.
Also enable the ability to create your own dictation commands.
Add , Remove
Click the Add button to create your own dictation command.
To delete a command you created, select it in the User section, then click the Remove button .