Emacspeak responding very slow in navigation commands

macOS & Mac Apps

I Have recently downloaded and installed emacs and Emacspeak. Everything works fine apart from the fact that Emacspeak does not respond fast enough when I hit a navigation shortcut it needs one second until it starts reading the line word character etc. I didn’t find any solution to that problem anywhere so it would be highly appreciated if someone could help.
Thanks in advance.
macOS version 10.14 Emacs Version 26.3 emacspeak Version 51



Submitted by Devin Prater on Friday, April 24, 2020

Club AppleVis Member

A fix I've heard is to remove all other voices besides Alex, and have Alex as the default voice. This is particularly a fix, it seems, on machines for which the language is not only English. For further details on setup and usage, see this guide I've put together.


Submitted by Argiris on Friday, April 24, 2020

In reply to by Devin Prater

Thank you very much!
I just changed the system voice to Alex as indicated in the tutorial and it is working perfectly!