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    Turn On or Off Narrator in Windows 10


    How to: Turn On or Off Narrator in Windows 10

    How to Turn On or Off Narrator 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.

    Finally, 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.

    Starting with safe mode. Note: Its recommended for Narrator users to enter safe mode via msconfig.exe. On some devices you may need to use USB headphones to hear audio in safe mode.

    This tutorial will show you different ways to turn on or off Narrator for your account in Windows 10.


    CONTENTS:




    OPTION ONE [/i] To Turn On or Off Narrator on Sign-in Screen

    *note This option is only available starting with Windows 10 build 17704.
    1. While on the sign-in screen, click/tap on the Ease of Access button. (see screenshot below)

    2. You can now toggle on or off Narrator.


    Turn On or Off Narrator in Windows 10 [​IMG]






    OPTION TWO [/i] To Turn On or Off Narrator using Keyboard Shortcut
    *note See also: How to Enable or Disable Win+Ctrl+Enter Shortcut Key to Turn Narrator On or Off in Windows 10
    1. Press the Win + Ctrl + Enter keys to toggle Narrator on (start) and off (exit).

    OR

    2. Press the Caps lock + Esc keys to turn off (exit) Narrator.





    OPTION THREE [/i] To Turn On or Off Narrator 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 to Narrator settings.

    2. Click/tap on Narrator on the left side, and turn on or off (default) Narrator on the right side for what you want. (see screenshot below)

    3. You can now close Settings if you like.


    Turn On or Off Narrator in Windows 10 [​IMG]






    OPTION FOUR [/i] To Turn On or Off Narrator in Control Panel

    *note This option doesn't always work well for turning off Narrator.
    1. Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Ease of Access Center icon.

    2. Click/tap on the Use the computer without a display link. (see screenshot below)

    Turn On or Off Narrator in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    3. Check or uncheck (default) Turn on Narrator for what you want, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

    Turn On or Off Narrator in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    4. When finished, you can close the Control Panel if you like.





    OPTION FIVE [/i] To Start Narrator in Control Panel
    1. Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Ease of Access Center icon.

    2. Click/tap on Start Narrator at the top, and close the Control Panel. (see screenshot below)


    Turn On or Off Narrator in Windows 10 [​IMG]






    OPTION SIX [/i] To Turn Off Narrator in Task Manager
    1. Open step 2 or step 3 below for how you would like to end the Narrator task.


    2. Click/tap on the Processes tab, select Screen Reader, click/tap on the End task button, and close Task Manager. (see screenshot below)

    Turn On or Off Narrator in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    3. Click/tap on the Details tab, select Narrator.exe, click/tap on the End task button, click/tap on End process when prompted to confirm, and close Task Manager. (see screenshots below)

    Turn On or Off Narrator in Windows 10 [​IMG]


    Turn On or Off Narrator in Windows 10 [​IMG]






    OPTION SEVEN [/i] To Turn Off Narrator in Narrator Jump List
    1. Right click or press and hold on the Narrator icon on the taskbar, and click/tap on Turn off Narrator. (see screenshot below)


    Turn On or Off Narrator in Windows 10 [​IMG]






    OPTION EIGHT [/i] To Turn Off Narrator in Narrator Settings
    1. Click/tap on the Narrator icon on the taskbar, and click/tap on the Exit Narrator button in Narrator Home. (see screenshot below)


    Turn On or Off Narrator in Windows 10 [​IMG]






    OPTION NINE [/i] To Turn On or Off Narrator on Touch Device (ex: tablet) without a Keyboard
    1. Press the Start *Start button and the Volume Up button together on your device to toggle Narrator on and off.

    That's it,
    Shawn


    Related Tutorials

    :)
     
    Brink, Jun 26, 2017
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  2. 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 26, 2019
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  3. Arul_D Win User
    Are there any other voices for Narrator in the Ease of Access in Windows 10?

    Hello Brenda,

    I would suggest you to refer to the below steps to turn off narrator.


    • Type ease of access in the search bar and press enter

    • Click on Narrator and turn off
    Reference:

    Hear text read aloud with Narrator

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/getstarted-hear-text-read-aloud

    Hope this information is helpful. Please write back to us if you need any further assistance, we'll be glad to assist you.
     
    Arul_D, Oct 26, 2019
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  4. Arul_D Win User

    Turn On or Off Narrator in Windows 10

    Are there any other voices for Narrator in the Ease of Access in Windows 10?

    Hi Melody,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community.

    I suggest you to follow the below steps and check if it helps.


    • Type narrator in the search bar and press enter.

    • Click on voices

    • And select find other voices that work with Narrator.
    Let us know if you need further assistance with Windows related issues. We will be happy to help.
     
    Arul_D, Oct 26, 2019
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  5. narrator

    Hi,

    To isolate the concern, please answer the following questions:

    • Which version of operating system (OS) build is currently installed on your phone?
    • How long you've been having this issue?
    • What troubleshooting steps have you done so far?
    • Can you send us a screenshot showing the icon or tiles that is circle while the Narrator is turn on and turn off?

    For your reference, you may visit this link on how to use Narrator on Windows Mobile.

    We're looking forward to your reply.
     
    Dennis Zac, Oct 26, 2019
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  6. mlg63 Win User
    NArrator won't turn off

    If Narrator only activates in Minecraft, it is not Windows Narrator. There is a setting in Minecraft that activates a voice and sounds. Look at the help files for turning it off. Or check at the Gaming Forum as suggested..
     
    mlg63, Oct 26, 2019
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