Hi Smart Nerds,
I use text-to-speech on my 12" Mac Adorable running Mojave 10.14.6 by highlighting the text, then using a keyboard shortcut in Accessibility → Speech to speak it out loud. I do this a lot. Then occasionally (but recently more often), the shortcut stops working. When I restart the computer, full functionality returns (though excruciatingly slow, so I have to re-set the rate).
I’m wondering if anyone has suggestions for what I can do instead of a restart. I’ve tried toggling the sound settings on and off and ticked the box next to “Speak selected text when the key is pressed” in Accessibility. No luck. So I’m not sure where this is breaking down, and there doesn’t seem to be any consistency for when this happens - one time the shortcut works, then the next, nothing, and once it stops, it doesn’t come back.