Narrator keyboard shortcuts

Narrator

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- Shortcuts

Narrator keyboard shortcuts are essential for using the tool. Many of shortcuts involve holding Caps Lock key and pressing another letter. Once you memorize these shortcuts, you'll be navigating Windows much easier.

Win + Ctrl + ⤶ Enter

Start or exit Narrator

⇪ Caps Lock + Esc

Exit Narrator

⇪ Caps Lock + M

Start reading

Ctrl

Stop reading

⇪ Caps Lock + Space

Start or exit scan mode

⇪ Caps Lock +

Move to next item

⇪ Caps Lock +

Move to previous item

⇪ Caps Lock + ↑  ↓

Change view

⇪ Caps Lock + F1

Show Narrator commands list

⇪ Caps Lock + F2

Show commands for current item

⇪ Caps Lock + ⤶ Enter

Do primary action

⇪ Caps Lock + ↑   Shift + ⤶ Enter

Open search mode

⇪ Caps Lock + A

Change verbosity mode

⇪ Caps Lock + Ctrl + +

Increase verbosity

⇪ Caps Lock + Ctrl + -

Decrease verbosity

⇪ Caps Lock + Alt + +

Change punctuation mode

or ⇪ Caps Lock + Alt + -
⇪ Caps Lock + Z

Lock the 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 + ↑   Shift + F12

Turn on developer mode

⇪ Caps Lock + V

Repeat phrase

Caps Lock + Page Up

Increase voice volume

Caps Lock + Page Down

Decrease voice volume

⇪ Caps Lock + +

Increase voice speed

⇪ Caps Lock + -

Decrease voice speed

⇪ Caps Lock + D

Read item

⇪ Caps Lock + F

Read next or previous group of formatting info

or ⇪ Caps Lock + ↑   Shift + F
⇪ 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

Read current window title

⇪ Caps Lock + ~

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

⇪ Caps Lock + ↑   Shift + F6

Jump to cell contents

⇪ Caps Lock + F3

Jump to next cell in current row

⇪ Caps Lock + ↑   Shift + F3

Jump to previous cell in current row

⇪ Caps Lock + F4

Jump to next cell in current column

⇪ Caps Lock + ↑   Shift + F4

Jump to previous cell in current column

⇪ Caps Lock + Close

square bracket (])  Read text from start to cursor

⇪ Caps Lock + 0

(zero) Get advanced info about text

⇪ Caps Lock + H

Read document

⇪ Caps Lock + Ctrl + U

Read current page

⇪ Caps Lock + U

Read next page

⇪ Caps Lock + ↑   Shift + U

Read previous page

⇪ Caps Lock + Ctrl + I

Read current paragraph

⇪ Caps Lock + I

Read next paragraph

⇪ Caps Lock + ↑   Shift + I

Read previous paragraph

⇪ Caps Lock + Ctrl + O

Read current line

⇪ Caps Lock + O

Read next line

⇪ Caps Lock + ↑   Shift + O

Read previous line

⇪ Caps Lock + Ctrl + P

Read current word

⇪ Caps Lock + P

Read next word

⇪ Caps Lock + ↑   Shift + P

Read previous word

⇪ Caps Lock + Ctrl + [

Read current character

⇪ Caps Lock + [

Read next character

⇪ Caps Lock + ↑   Shift + [

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

⇪ Caps Lock + ↑   Shift + J

Jump to previous heading

⇪ Caps Lock + K

Jump to next table

⇪ Caps Lock + ↑   Shift + K

Jump to previous table

⇪ Caps Lock + L

Jump to next link

⇪ Caps Lock + ↑   Shift + 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

⇪ Caps Lock + ↑   Shift + E

Give positive feedback

⇪ Caps Lock + E

(tapped twice in quick succession) Open the feedback dialog

⇪ Caps Lock + Ctrl +

Go to parent (only when Structural Navigation is provided by the app)

⇪ Caps Lock + Ctrl +

Go to next sibling (only when Structural Navigation is provided by the app)

⇪ Caps Lock + Ctrl +

Go to previous sibling (only when Structural Navigation is provided by the app)

⇪ Caps Lock + Ctrl +

Go to first child (only when Structural Navigation is provided by the app)

⇪ Caps Lock + N

Move to main landmark

⇪ Caps Lock + /

Read context

⇪ Caps Lock + Ctrl + /

Change whether context is read before or after the current item

⇪ Caps Lock + Alt + /

Change how much context is read

To turn scan mode on and off, press Caps lock + Spacebar. Use the following keyboard commands when scan mode is turned on.
↑  ↓

Move to the next or previous line of text in an app or webpage

←  →

Move to the next or previous character in an app or webpage

Space

Activate an item that you want to use, such as a button or text box

⤶ Enter

If supported, perform secondary action on an item

Ctrl + ←  →

Move to the next or previous word

Home

Move the Narrator cursor to the start of a line

End

Move the Narrator cursor to the end of a line

Ctrl + Home

Move the Narrator cursor to the first line of text and then read it

Ctrl + End

Move the Narrator cursor to the last line of text and then read it

Number keys 1 to 9 or Shift + numbers keys: 1 to 9 Move to next or previous heading level 1 through 9
B

Move to next or previous button

or ↑   Shift + B
C

Move to the next combo box

↑   Shift + C

Move to the previous combo box

D

Move to the next or previous landmark

E

Move to the next edit box

↑   Shift + E

Move to previous edit box

F

Move to the next form field

↑   Shift + F

Move to the previous form field

H

Move to next or previous heading

or Alt +
or ↑   Shift + H
or Alt +
I

Move to the next item

↑   Shift + I

Move to the previous item

K

then Alt + Down arrow or Alt + Up arrow: Move to the next or previous link

or ↑   Shift + K
P

then Alt + Up arrow or Alt + Down arrow: Move to the next or previous paragraph

or ↑   Shift + P
R

Move to the next radio button

↑   Shift + R

Move to the previous radio button

T

Move to the next table

↑   Shift + T

Move to the previous table

X

Move to the next check box

↑   Shift + X

Move to the previous check box

Ctrl + Alt +

Move to the next cell in a row

Ctrl + Alt +

Move to the previous cell in a row

Ctrl + Alt +

Move to the previous cell in a column

Ctrl + Alt +

Move to the next cell in a column

⇪ Caps Lock + F5

Announce location in table

⇪ Caps Lock + F9

Announce column header

⇪ Caps Lock + F10

Announce row header

⇪ Caps Lock + F7

Read the current table column from start to finish

⇪ Caps Lock + F8

Read the current table row from start to finish

Touch or drag a single finger: Read what's under your finger
Double-tap or hold with one finger and then tap anywhere on the screen with a second finger: Activate primary action
Triple-tap or hold with one finger and then double-tap anywhere on the screen with a second finger:  Activate secondary action
Hold with one finger and then tap anywhere on the screen with two fingers: Start dragging or extra key options
Flick left or right with one finger: Move to next or previous item
Flick up or down with one finger:  Change view
Tap once with two fingers: Stop Narrator from reading
Tap once with three fingers: Change verbosity mode
Tap once with four fingers:  Show Narrator commands for the current item
Double-tap with two fingers: Show context menu
Double-tap with three fingers: Read text attributes
Double-tap with four fingers:  Open search mode
Tap three times with four fingers: Show all Narrator commands
Swipe left, right, up, or down with two fingers: Scroll
Swipe left or right with three fingers:  Tab forward or backward
Swipe up with three fingers: Read current window
Swipe down with three fingers: Start reading on explorable text
Swipe up or down with four fingers:  Turn semantic zoom on or off where supported
Swipe left or right with four fingers: Move Narrator cursor to beginning or end of unit
Source: Microsoft

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Program information

Program name: Narrator (System tools)

Narrator is built in screen reader for Windows 10. It reads texts aloud and describes events, like notifications and calendar appointments.

Web page: https://support.microsoft.com/...

Shortcut count: 131

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