windows 10

Microsoft has included the Ease of Access Settings in Windows 10 which are meant for the visually impaired people. As Microsoft believes, technology should be inclusive, they have integrated the Narrator and Magnifier feature for blind people and people with visual distortion respectively. The Narrator reads out every text on your PC aloud, including notifications, calendar appointments, alarm, alerts, so that the PC can be used with a display. Narrator has a set of keyboard shortcuts which can be of great help for users.

Narrator is available in Arabic (Egypt, Saudi Arabia), Catalan (Spain), Cantonese (Chinese Traditional), Czech, Danish (Denmark), Dutch (Netherlands, Belgium), English (United States, United Kingdom, India, Ireland), Finnish (Finland), French (France, Canada, Switzerland), German (Germany, Austria, Switzerland), Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin (Chinese Simplified and Chinese Traditional), Norwegian (Norway), Polish, Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish (Spain and Mexico), Swedish (Sweden), Thai, Turkish (Turkey).

Keyboard shortcut Function
 Winkey +Enter Start or exit Narrator
 Caps Lock+ESC Exit Narrator
  Caps Lock+M Start reading
 Ctrl Stop reading
 Caps Lock+Spacebar Do default action
  Caps Lock+Right arrow Move to next item
  Caps Lock+Left arrow   Move to previous item
  Caps Lock+Up or Down arrow   Change view
  Caps Lock+F2   Show commands for current item
  Caps Lock+Enter   Change search mode
  Caps Lock+A   Change verbosity mode
  Caps Lock+Z   Lock Narrator key (Caps Lock) so you don’t have to press it for every keyboard shortcut
  Caps Lock+X   Have Narrator ignore the next keyboard shortcut you use
  Caps Lock+F12   Turn keystroke reading off or on
  Caps Lock+V   Repeat phrase
  Caps Lock+Page Up or Page Down   Increase or decrease voice volume
  Caps Lock+plus (+) or minus (-)   Increase or decrease voice speed
  Caps Lock+D   Read item
  Caps Lock+F   Read advanced info about item
  Caps Lock+S   Read item spelled out
  Caps Lock+W   Read window
  Caps Lock+R   Read all items in the containing area
  Caps Lock+Num Lock   Turn mouse mode on or off
  Caps Lock+Q   Move to last item in the containing area
  Caps Lock+G   Move Narrator cursor to system cursor
  Caps Lock+T   Move Narrator cursor to pointer
  Caps Lock+tilde (~)   Set focus to item
  Caps Lock+Backspace   Go back one item
  Caps Lock+Insert   Jump to linked item
  Caps Lock+F10   Read current row header
  Caps Lock+F9   Read current column header
  Caps Lock+F8   Read current row
  Caps Lock+F7   Read current column
  Caps Lock+F5   Read current row and column location
  Caps Lock+F6   Jump to table cell
  Shift+Caps Lock+F6   Jump to cell contents
  Caps Lock+F3   Jump to next cell in current row
  Shift+Caps Lock+F3   Jump to previous cell in current row
  Caps Lock+F4   Jump to next cell in current column
  Shift+Caps Lock+F4   Jump to previous cell in current column
  Caps Lock+Close square bracket (])   Read text from start to cursor
  Caps Lock+zero (0)   Read text attributes
  Caps Lock+H   Read document
  Ctrl+Caps Lock+U   Read current page
  Caps Lock+U   Read next page
  Shift+Caps Lock+U   Read previous page
  Ctrl+Caps Lock+I   Read current paragraph
  Caps Lock+I   Read next paragraph
  Shift+Caps Lock+I   Read previous paragraph
  Ctrl+Caps Lock+O Read current line
  Caps Lock+O   Read next line
  Shift+Caps Lock+0   Read previous line
  Ctrl+Caps Lock+P   Read current word
  Caps Lock+P   Read next word
  Shift+Caps Lock+P   Read previous word
  Ctrl+Caps Lock+Open square bracket ([)   Read current character
  Caps Lock+Open square bracket ([)   Read next character
  Shift+Caps Lock+Open square bracket ([)   Read previous character
  Caps Lock+Y   Move to beginning of text
  Caps Lock+B   Move to end of text
  Caps Lock+J   Jump to next heading
  Shift+Caps Lock+J   Jump to previous heading
  Caps Lock+K   Jump to next table
  Shift+Caps Lock+K   Jump to previous table
  Caps Lock+L   Jump to next link
  Shift+Caps Lock+L   Jump to previous link
  Caps Lock+C   Read current date and time
  Press Caps Lock twice in quick succession   Turn Caps Lock on or off
  Caps Lock+E   Give negative feedback
  Shift+Caps Lock+E   Give positive feedback
  Caps Lock+E tapped twice in quick succession   Open the feedback dialog
  Ctrl+Caps Lock+Up arrow   Go to parent
  Ctrl+Caps Lock+Right arrow   Go to next sibling
  Ctrl+Caps Lock+Left arrow   Go to previous sibling
  Ctrl+Caps Lock+Down arrow   Go to first child
  Caps Lock+N   Move to main landmark

Narrator with Touch

Combination of Finger Taps Function
  Tap once with two fingers   Stop Narrator from reading
  Tap three times with four fingers   Show all Narrator commands (including the ones not in this list)
  Double-tap   Activate primary action
  Triple-tap   Activate secondary action
  Touch or drag a single finger   Read what’s under your fingers
  Flick left/right with one finger   Move to next or previous item
  Swipe left/right/up/down with two fingers   Scroll
  Swipe down with three fingers   Start reading on explorable text


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