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Control Overview:
The visual or tab-navigable controls used by Talking Dictionary are:

Large and Small Buttons
Enlarge and reduce the text size.

Options and Speech:
Show advanced options and speech controls.

Keys:
Show the keystrokes used.

Help:
Activate help file.

Exit:
Exit the program.

Hide:
Hide to system tray.

Say Word:
Speak the current lookup word.

Summary:
Give a summary for the current lookup word.

Definitions:
Give definitions for the current lookup word.

Synonyms:
Give synonyms for the current lookup word.

Back, Repeat and Forward:
Navigate forwards and backwards and repeat the last statement.

Spell:
Spell the current synonym, spell check alternative or crossword candidate.

Lookup:
Used to lookup currently highlighted synonym, spell check alternative or crossword candidate.

Basic Keystrokes in Use:
Press F9 for a list of all basic command keys. These are:

  • F1: Speak and Spell lookup word.
  • F2: Summary for word.
  • F3: Definition Mode (default).
  • F4: Synonym Mode.
  • F5: Go backwards.
  • F6: Repeat.
  • F7: Go forwards.
  • F8: Spell synonym or alternative (spell checker) word.
  • Control B: Browse the dictionary.
  • Spacebar is used when browsing to lookup current browsed word.
  • Control Alt B: Resume browsing after word lookup.

Advanced Key List:
Press Control F9 for a list of all advanced command keys. These are:

F9: Basic key list.

Control F9: Advanced key list.

Control Alt Z: Setup Wizard.

F10: Keyboard echo.

F11: Copyright information.

F12: Look up synonym or spell check alternative word.

Control F1: Toggle focus mode. This control is used to decide whether the dictionary is always on top or not.

Control F2: Stop the dictionary talking.

Control F4: Temporarily toggle speech on or off.

Control F5: Toggle verbose mode on or off.

Control F6: Toggle help mode on or off.

Control F12: Exit the program.

Control H: Hide the dictionary (in the system tray).

Control Alt R: Return dictionary from system tray.

Control Alt C: Copies current definition, synonym or spell check alternative to clipboard.

Control F11: Spell checks selected word text in another program.

Back to UserGuide Contents

Contents:
Buying Talking Dictionary
Installation
Setup Wizard
Getting Started
Control Overview
Talking Dictionary Within Other Programs
Crossword Candidate Finder
Hiding and Restoring Talking Dictionary
Options
Online Help and Assistance