Text to speech applet

by cardsurf
UUID: text-to-speech-applet@cardsurf
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Last edited: 1 month ago
Last commit: c1ec778d60f47ed90b6b2ba9ecae36023888736e

A text reading applet

Text to speech applet

A text reading applet for Linux Mint Cinnamon


  • read aloud text
  • pause/resume reading aloud the text
  • read lines and stop
    reading is stopped after the specified number of lines
    reading is resumed from the line it was stopped
  • customization
    • customize voice parameters such as: pitch, amplitude and speed
    • pick the clipboard that contains the text to read
    • set icons displayed in the panel


Download zip archive


  1. Extract .zip archive to ~/.local/share/cinnamon/applets
  2. Enable the applet in Cinnammon settings

To start reading

  1. Highlight the text to read
  2. Click on the applet to read the text

To stop reading

Click on the applet when the text is read

To pause/resume reading

Click the middle mouse button on the applet when the text is read

Voice configuration

To customize the voice command:

  1. Right click on the applet and click on "Configure"
  2. In the "Configuration" section customize the voice command

Source code

Browse the source of the applet in the original repository.
Browse the source of the applet in the Linux Mint Cinnamon applets repository.

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