Using Siri

In this lesson for macOS Mojave, I look at Siri on the Mac including Siri’s various preferences.

Accessing Siri
To access Siri, you click on the Siri icon in the Menu Bar on the right side. You can also open Siri in the Applications folder and use the keyboard shortcut command-space. If you use the keyboard shortcut, you do have to hold the two keys, command and the space bar, for a second or two. Siri will not pop up right away. Once Siri pops up in the upper right corner, you can use Siri.

What can you say to Siri?
Just like with an iOS device, you can ask Siri the weather or how a game is going. But in addition to this, you can also ask Siri open folders or show you the files you worked in the last week. To see what you can say to Siri, just ask her “What can I say.”

Accessing Siri’s Preferences
To open Siri’s preferences, you open the System Preferences. One way of doing this is through the Apple Menu on the upper left of your display. Once System Preferences opens, select Siri. From there you can set what the keyboard shortcut is, the language, Siri’s voice, and well as if you want to hear feedback from Siri. You can also set if you want to have Siri in the Menu Bar.

See this Lesson Action
To see this lesson in action, take a look at the video above.

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