Re: Need to speed up Slow voice on Windows start-up

Cearbhall O'Meadhra



It was good of you to take the time to reply. Actually, Sarah directed me to the same spot in settings. I followed your steps but, as I said in my original note, I already made the adjustment here and change the male voice to female - just to be sure that I had found the right setting. However, the voice is still a male speaking slowly. All the settings that I can find, including Narrator, had the speed much faster than the voice that is speaking in the password prompt during Start-up!


It looks to me as though we are all caught at the same unexplained position!


Would you agree?


All the best,




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From: <> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Friday, August 10, 2018 7:40 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Need to speed up Slow voice on Windows start-up


On Fri, Aug 10, 2018 at 01:24 PM, Sarah k Alawami wrote:

Try going to settings, then region and language , then the voice you want then adjust the rate of speech.

You mean Settings, Time & Language, then, depending on what you really intend to do:

1.  Region & Language Pane.   Use this pane if you wish to change the base speech rate for all voices in a given language pack.  You generally only need/want to do this if you have installed multiple languages or multiple dialects (e.g., US, UK, Australian, Canadian English) for a single language.  If this is the case, you then have to pick the Language under Preferred Languages for which you wish to change the default base speech rate used by Windows 10 itself, "activate it" [for me, a left mouse click] such that its Options button appears, then activate that.  Under the dialog that then pops up there is an area entitled "Speech" with a link Settings, which you have to activate.  Then there's a slider in that dialog for Rate.

2.  Speech Pane.  This allows you to tweak base rate for individual voices within a language pack or across language packs without changing them all.  There is a section entitled "Text to Speech" under which is a dropdown allowing you to pick the voice you want and once you have that there is a slider for Speed.  After you tweak the slider there is a "Preview" button to let you hear a sample of what your choice will sound like.

Of course, programs that use speech synthesis as part and parcel of their functioning generally allow rate tweaking from within their own settings, too.

Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134  

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