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Speak selected text when the key is pressed doesn't work

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When I enable the "Speak selected text when the key is pressed" option in System Preferences > Dictation & Voice, I can't get it to work. I use the default key combination (esc + option). I've tried disabling it and enabling it, and using differnet key combinations.


I've tried removing the preferences from ~/Library/Preferences that are prefixed with* but that hasn't helped either.


I can get dictation to work with right clicking on selected text and selecting the "start speaking" option but I miss my keyboard shortcut that I used to have in Lion.

MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2011), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)


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