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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!

How to

How to use Read Selected

  1. Find the window with the text you want to read. (This works in many applications and web browsers.)
  2. Click and drag to highlight and select the text you want to read.
  3. Open the MorphicBar and click the Read Selected “Play” button (with the triangle on it).
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How to stop reading

  1. Open the MorphicBar
  2. In the Read Selected section, click the Stop button with a square on it.

Want a different voice?

Want it to read faster or slower?

You can change the settings of the voice that reads to you.

  1. In the Read Selected area of the MorphicBar, right-click the Play or Stop button.
  2. Choose “Settings” on the menu

You can make changes on the settings screen that opens up.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Why don't I hear anything when I click play?

There are a number of possibilities why you might not hear speech when you click the play button with the triangle.

Here are some things to check:

  1. Try turning up your volume.
  2. Select text first (in a different window) and then click Morphic’s Read Selected “Play” button.
  3. Try not to click anything else except the MorphicBar after you select the text you want to read. If you click something else, you might remove the selection.
  4. Try selecting text in a web browser or a different app. Some apps do not allow you to select text. Other apps prevent the Read Selected feature from working. 
How do I select text I want to read?
  1. Click and hold the mouse button at the start of the text you want read.
  2. Drag the mouse to the end of the text you want read. Do not let go of the mouse button while dragging.
  3. Let go of the mouse button at the end of the text you want read.

If the app supports text selection, you should see a highlight around the selected text.

If you do not see a highlight, then your app might not support read selected. Try a different app or web browser. 

How do I read a whole page or document?

Read selected will read what you have selected.

To select everything in a document or other window press:

  • On Windows: Ctrl + A
  • On Mac: Cmd + A

You should see everything highlighted. Now, click the Play button with the triangle to have it read.

How do I make the reading stop?

Under Read Selected, press the Stop button with a square on it.

How do I change the computer voice that reads?

The Read Selected feature uses your computer’s default voice settings. You can change those settings with the following steps:

  1. In the Read Selected area of the MorphicBar, right-click the Play or Stop button.
  2. Choose “Settings” on the menu.
  3. Make your changes in the voice settings screen that opens up.