How to Turn On or Off Narrator Caps Lock Warnings while Typing 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 you’re 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.

Starting with Windows 10 build 18272, Narrator will now alert you when you are accidentally typing with Caps Lock turned on. The setting is on by default.

It will work even if you have character echo option (“Hear characters as you type”) disabled, and it will work in edit fields as well as password field. By default, Narrator will always alert you regardless of presses of the Shift key as you type alphabetic characters. But you can choose to only be alerted when you press the Shift key together with an alphabetic character, or you can disable the feature altogether.

In this initial release, the sound effect you hear will sound like the standard Narrator error sound effect which Microsoft is working on improving.

This tutorial will show you how to change when you receive Narrator Caps Lock ON warnings while typing for your account in Windows 10.


 CONTENTS:

  • Option One: Change When You Receive Narrator Caps Lock Warnings While Typing in Settings
  • Option Two: Change When You Receive Narrator Caps Lock Warnings While Typing using a REG file





Turn On or Off Narrator Caps Lock Warnings while Typing in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Turn On or Off Narrator Caps Lock Warnings while Typing in Windows 10
Change When You Receive Narrator Caps Lock Warnings While Typing in Settings

1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Ease of Access icon.

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

2. Click/tap on Narrator on the left side, and select Always (default), Only when pressing Shift, or Don't warn for what you want in the Change when you receive Caps Lock warnings while typing drop menu on the right side under the Change how much content you hear section. (see screenshot below)

3. You can now close Settings if you like.

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Turn On or Off Narrator Caps Lock Warnings while Typing in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Turn On or Off Narrator Caps Lock Warnings while Typing in Windows 10
Change When You Receive Narrator Caps Lock Warnings While Typing using a REG file


The downloadable .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Narrator\NoRoam

CapsLockAlert DWORD

0 = Always
1 = Only when pressing Shift
2 = Don't warn



1. Do step 2 (Always), step 3 (Only when pressing Shift), or step 4 (Don't warn) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To "Always" Receive Narrator Caps Lock Warnings While Typing

This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

Narrator_Caps_Lock_warning_Always.reg

download


 3. To "Only when pressing Shift" Receive Narrator Caps Lock Warnings While Typing

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

Narrator_Caps_Lock_warning_Only_when_pressing_Shift.reg

download


 4. To "Don't warn" when Narrator Caps Lock ON While Typing

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

Narrator_Caps_Lock_warning_Don't_warn.reg

download

6. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

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

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

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


That's it,
Shawn