Currently Being ModeratedDec 2, 2012 8:18 AM (in response to abilbie)
This works perfectly when you change the key sequence from option+ESC to control+ESC. Tested it with the above text selection, “Speak selected text when the key is pressed.” Have the Alex voice rate positioned just above the last character in “normal.”
Currently Being ModeratedDec 2, 2012 9:09 AM (in response to abilbie)
I've managed to fix it.
I had to add /System/Library/Frameworks/ApplicationServices.framework/Versions/Current/Frame works/SpeechSynthesis.framework/Versions/Current/SpeechSynthesisServer.app to my startup items.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 2, 2012 9:23 AM (in response to abilbie)
Since I did not add SpeechSynthesisServer to my Login Items, and it got added, it would appear that this is done either when the keyboard shortcut is changed via preferences, or on first usage.
Glad to help and thank you for the credits. In that order.