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Disable the automatic muting of system audio during Dictation under OS X 10.9 (Mavericks)
defaults write com.apple.SpeechRecognitionCore AllowAudioDucking -bool NO
defaults write com.apple.speech.recognition.AppleSpeechRecognition.prefs DictationIMAllowAudioDucking -bool NO
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@MelodyT MelodyT commented Jun 18, 2014

This isn't working for me. Is there a recent update to disable the automatic muting?

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@lukaskollmer lukaskollmer commented Sep 13, 2014

@MelodyT Which version of OS X 10.9 are you using?

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@jacobseptember jacobseptember commented Mar 10, 2015

Can confirm that this works in 10.10 (after reboot).

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@WaferMouse WaferMouse commented Jul 25, 2015

This is great! Is anyone aware of a way to hide the icon as well?

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@godoorsun godoorsun commented Sep 8, 2015

One more confirmation on 10.10. Thumbs up.

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@korymath korymath commented Sep 28, 2016

Works on 10.11.6, with no restart and no disable. Nice fix.

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@sammarcus sammarcus commented Dec 14, 2016

Works on 10.12.1 with no restart! Thanks!

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@savagekevin savagekevin commented Mar 24, 2017

So, in 10.12.3, I can change the file com.apple.speech.recognition.AppleSpeechRecognition.prefs as required

but, it simply gets replaced the moment dictation is used with the default version

anyone know how to make changes stick or why it gets re-written?

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