How to Change Keyboard Shortcuts for Narrator Commands 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.

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.

If you like, you can change the keyboard shortcut used for Narrator commands to customize them how you want.

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This tutorial will show you how to change and restore default keyboard shortcuts for Narrator commands for your account in Windows 10.


 CONTENTS:

  • Option One: Change Keyboard Shortcuts for Narrator Commands
  • Option Two: Restore Default Keyboard Shortcuts for Narrator Commands





Change Keyboard Shortcuts for Narrator Commands in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Change Keyboard Shortcuts for Narrator Commands in Windows 10
Change Keyboard Shortcuts for Narrator Commands

1. Turn on Narrator.

2. Click/tap on the Narrator icon on the taskbar, and click/tap on Commands. (see screenshot below)

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3. Select a command you want to customize, and click/tap on the Change command keyboard shortcut button. (see screenshot below)

Both the Caps lock and Insert keys serve as your Narrator key by default. You can use either of these keys in any command that uses the Narrator key. The Narrator key is referred to as simply “Narrator” in commands.

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4. In the Type a keyboard shortcut window, type the keyboard shortcut you want to use on your keyboard for this command. Use any combination of modifier keys (Control, Shift, Alt, Caps lock, or the Windows logo key) together with a non-modifier key. You can use function and numeric keypad keys without any modifiers. (see screenshot below)

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5. Click/tap on Save changes. (see screenshot below)

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Change Keyboard Shortcuts for Narrator Commands in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Change Keyboard Shortcuts for Narrator Commands in Windows 10
Restore Default Keyboard Shortcuts for Narrator Commands

1. Turn on Narrator.

2. Click/tap on the Narrator icon on the taskbar, and click/tap on Commands. (see screenshot below)

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3. Click/tap on the Restore default button. (see screenshot below)

This will restore the default keyboard shortcuts for all Narrator commands.

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4. Click/tap on Yes to confirm. (see screenshot below)

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5. Click/tap on Save changes. (see screenshot below)

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That's it,
Shawn