Read Selected button

Read Selected

Select any text with your mouse and then click on the Read Selected Play button and the computer will read it for you.

Great for those who would like to listen to an article while doing something else, or for people with certain types of dyslexia!  It is also great for proof-reading. Errors you don’t see when you visually read will jump out when it is read to you.

Quick Demo

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More About Read Selected

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Read-Selected on Windows

  1. Select the text you want to have read
  2. Then click on the Read Selected Play button Play button

It will read the text until you click the Stop button Stop button

OR until you select other text and click the Play button Play button to read the new text.

Read-Selected on macOS

  1. Select the text you want to have read
  2. Then click on the Read Selected Play button Play button

It will start reading – and a read control panel will pop up.

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The panel will allow you to 

    • change speed 
    • pause, restart
    • jump forward or back 1 sentence 
    • stop

      You can also Stop the reading by clicking on the Play/Stop button on the MorphicBar

Adjusting the Reading Voice and Speed

On Windows:

You can adjust the speed it reads to you and the Voice it reads with from the Windows settings panel.

  • Right-click on the Read Selected Play/Stop button and pick “Settings” from the pop up menu.
  • Scroll down and you will see the voice and speed settings.

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On a Mac

You can adjust the reading speed directly from the reading control panel.

But you can also adjust the speed – and also the voice – from the Mac control pane. In addition, Mac also has a “Speak items under the pointer” feature.

To open the preference panel right-click on the Read Selected Play/Stop button and select “Settings” from the pop up menu. 

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   Frequently Asked Questions

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1. I use keyboard navigation. Is there an easier way to get to the settings panel?

Yes – the settings for all of the Morphic buttons (as well as many more) are available through the Morphic menu.  Just click on the Morphic icon on the MorphicBar and select “More settings to make your computer easier”.