This section explains how to use Voice Typing in Windows 11. This is a step-by-step guide with pictures of the screens to help.
1. To start Voice Typing, click anywhere where you would enter text, including a search box, text field, the Notepad app or a Microsoft Word document. Press the Windows key + H.
2. You’ll see a message when you first launch the tool, but click the microphone button to start entering text. The button will turn blue to show that Voice typing is active.
3. Voice typing will transcribe everything you say into text until you click the microphone button again or press the Windows key + H. To focus on the window or area where you’re using Voice typing, press the Windows key + Alt + H.
4. You can use Voice typing almost anywhere where you can enter text, including search engines, the browser address bar or search features on websites like this one.
5. To access the tool’s settings, click the Settings button on the launcher. Click the toggle switch for Voice typing launcher if you want it to appear whenever you click in a text box or on a document.
6. Click the toggle switch for Auto punctuation to have the tool punctuate your text automatically as you speak. It will add commas, full stops and other punctuation marks according to basic grammar rules and the length of any pause in your voice typing.
Note: If this does not work it could be because your computer settings are managed by someone else (an IT department or administrator for example) in which case you will need to contact them to access these settings or for further help.