[BUG] Edit/Speech/Start speaking takes almost 6 seconds to start

This changed from v. and previous versions.

I use the text-to-speech feature heavily in editing cycles. It’s always been instant, as soon as I select it or type the hotkeys I assigned to it.

Wasting 6 seconds every time of the scores or hundreds (sometimes) of times I use it in a day just isn’t gonna work.

Please fix, thanks.