Re: Setting global speech rate across various profiles

Quentin Christensen

If you have a profile for a particular program, only settings you change while in that program are saved to the profile.  So if I have a profile for Firefox and while in Firefox change from my default synthesizer of OneCore voices to eSpeak NG, anytime Firefox has focus, eSpeak NG will be used.  If I am in Word (and don't have a profile for Word), and change the speech rate, that change will be reflected in Firefox (albeit using eSpeak NG in Firefox) because I hadn't set a speech rate in my Firefox profile.

So a profile for a program will use the default general profile, but then change any settings you have changed whilst in that program.  That, in general, allows the situation the original poster wanted - to be able to NOT set the speech rate in one program but use the general profile's speech rate - the only restriction is if you change the speech rate while in a program with its own profile, the change will be made to THAT program's profile, not the general profile.

It's a bit tricky to explain, but I hope it makes sense!


On Thu, Aug 1, 2019 at 3:59 PM Marcio via Groups.Io <> wrote:
if I change the speech rate while in Excel, it will ONLY affect the speech rate while Excel, and when I go to Firefox, the speech rate will go revert. If instead, I change the speech rate in Firefox, then the new rate will work in Firefox and Excel.
Why will it work in Firefox and Excel if Excel has its own profile? Confused :(

Marcio AKA Starboy

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