Microphone icon appears atop of Parallels Desktop application and cannot be closed

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Symptoms

Once I start Parallels Desktop, a microphone icon appears atop of Parallels Desktop application and cannot be closed, asking to proceed with dictation commands

Cause

Spoken Commands feature is enabled in Parallels Desktop application.

Resolution

Disable Spoken Commands feature to hide the microphone icon.

  1. Navigate to Parallels Desktop icon > Preferences > Advanced > uncheck Enable Spoken Commands option.
  2. Restart Parallels Desktop to apply changes.

More info about Spoken Commands feature can be found on p. 121 in Parallels Desktop User's Guide.

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