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  1. Brink Win User

    Turn On or Off Lower Volume of Other Apps when Narrator is Speaking


    How to: Turn On or Off Lower Volume of Other Apps when Narrator is Speaking

    How to Turn On or Off Lower Volume of Other Apps when Narrator is Speaking in Windows 10


    Narrator is a screen-reading app built into Windows 10.

    Narrator lets you use your PC without a display or mouse to complete common tasks if youre blind or have low vision. It reads and interacts with things on the screen, like text and buttons. Use Narrator to read and write email, browse the internet, and work with documents.

    Specific commands let you navigate Windows, the web, and apps, as well as get info about the area of the PC you're in. Navigation is available using headings, links, landmarks, and more. You can read text (including punctuation) by page, paragraph, line, word, and character as well as determine characteristics like font and text color. Efficiently review tables with row and column navigation.

    Narrator also has a navigation and reading mode called Scan Mode. Use it to get around Windows 10 using just the up and down arrows on your keyboard. You can also use a braille display to navigate your PC and read text.

    You can personalize Narrator's voice to adjust the speaking rate, pitch, and volume as well as install some third-party text-to-speech voices.

    By default, the audio volume from other apps is automatically lowered so you can hear Narrator better when it's speaking.

    This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off to automatically lower the volume of other apps when Narrator is speaking for your account in Windows 10.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: Turn On or Off Lower Volume of Other Apps when Narrator is Speaking in Settings
    • Option Two: Turn On or Off Lower Volume of Other Apps when Narrator is Speaking using a REG file




    OPTION ONE [/i] Turn On or Off Lower Volume of Other Apps when Narrator is Speaking in Settings
    1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Ease of Access icon.

    *note You can also press the Win+Ctrl+N keys to directly open Narrator settings.

    2. Click/tap on Narrator on the left side, and turn on (default) or off Lower the volume of other apps when Narrator is speaking for what you want on the right side under Personalize Narrator's voice. (see screenshot below)

    3. You can now close Settings if you like.


    Turn On or Off Lower Volume of Other Apps when Narrator is Speaking [​IMG]






    OPTION TWO [/i] Turn On or Off Lower Volume of Other Apps when Narrator is Speaking using a REG file

    *note The downloadable .reg files below will modify the string value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Narrator\NoRoam

    DuckAudio string value

    0 = Off
    1 = On



    1. Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you would like to do.


    2. To Turn On Lower Volume of Other Apps when Narrator is Speaking
    *note This is the default setting.
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Turn_ON_Lower_volume_of_other_apps_when_Narrator_is_speaking.reg

    Download

    3. To Turn Off Lower Volume of Other Apps when Narrator is Speaking
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Turn_OFF_Lower_volume_of_other_apps_when_Narrator_is_speaking.reg

    Download
    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.

    That's it,
    Shawn


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    Brink, Jun 27, 2018
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  2. Narrator voice randomly speaking on Windows 10

    I did try it, and yes it did show up in the taskbar. When I turned it back off, it stayed off; so I really don't have any further suggestions as to why your narrator voice is randomly speaking when you have it disabled other than the possibility that it is somehow not being disabled when you select that option.

    Perhaps someone else will have some further insight to the glitch you are experiencing and a possible remedy.

    Post back if you find any further information about the situation.

    Sorry I could not be of further assistance.

    EDIT:

    I did find however, that if you access the narrator from Control Panel, this screen comes up:


    Turn On or Off Lower Volume of Other Apps when Narrator is Speaking [​IMG]


    So essentially, a different set of settings is accessible from what I can see:


    Turn On or Off Lower Volume of Other Apps when Narrator is Speaking [​IMG]
     
    EyeInTheSky, Oct 27, 2019
    #2
  3. Narrator

    Hi,

    Thank you for providing the information.

    Based on the description, it appears that you are facing issues in getting the Read option in Adobe Reader to speak loud.

    • Which version of Adobe Reader is installed on your computer?
    I would suggest you to refer and follow the steps under page 43 from the link which may help you in
    enabling the read loud options and check if it helps.

    http://www.adobe.com/enterprise/accessibility/reader/pdfs/reader7_accessibility.pdf

    Enable the Read out Loud option and turn on Narrator and check if it helps.

    Keep us posted to help you better.
     
    Sachin Venkatesh, Oct 27, 2019
    #3
  4. madmax2 Win User

    Turn On or Off Lower Volume of Other Apps when Narrator is Speaking

    Narrator voice randomly speaking on Windows 10

    Yeah I thanks, didn't know another narrator setting was in the change sign in settings..

    I had a look at mine one and it does not look any different to your screenshot

    I still do not know what is causing this problem.
     
    madmax2, Oct 27, 2019
    #4
  5. How to turn off the narrator on Windows 10?

    Hello Lee,



    Thank you for posting on Microsoft Community. We will assist you in resolving the issue.



    Before assisting further, I would like to ask you few questions:

    • When you say “Navigater”, are you referring to narrator?
    • Did you try to turn the “Navigater” off from the settings page?


    If you are referring to the narrator settings, I suggest you to follow the steps below and check if the issue is resolved.



    • Press Windows logo key on the keyboard, type Narrator settings and select the top most search result.
    • Slide the Narrator option bar to Off status under
      Hear text and controls on the screen.
    • Close the window and check if the changes are effective.


    Write to us with the status of the issue on the same post for further assistance on the query. Your reply is most important for us to ensure we assist you accordingly.



    Thank you.
     
    Likhitha V, Oct 27, 2019
    #5
  6. madmax2 Win User
    Narrator voice randomly speaking on Windows 10

    I am experience annoying problem where this narrator voice will randomly speak

    I made sure Use Narrator is turned off
    and unchecked the shortcut key.

    But I am still experience this problem of the voice randomly speaking.

    Windows version : 1803
     
    madmax2, Oct 27, 2019
    #6
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