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How to Turn On or Off Narrator Voice Emphasize Formatted Text 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.

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.

Narrator’s voice can emphasize formatted text like bold, italics, underline or all caps without adding verbosity, i.e. using changes in speed, pitch and/or volume to emphasize changes rather than descriptions like “start bold” and “end bold”.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off having the Narrator voice put more emphasis on formatted text for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Change Level of Context Narrator Provides for Buttons and other Controls 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.

You can change the level of context Narrator provides for buttons and other controls. Options include: No context, Sounds only, Immediate context, Immediate context name and type, Full context of new control, and Full context of old and new controls.

This tutorial will show you how to change the level of context Narrator provides for buttons and other controls for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Change how Capitalized Text is Read by 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 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.

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 change how capitalized text is read by Narrator. If you choose Increase pitch, Narrator will accentuate capitalized, mixed-case, and upper-case words with increasing levels of voice pitch. If you choose Say cap, Narrator will say “cap” to identify capitalized words, “mix cap” for mixed-case words, and “all cap” for uppercase words.

This tutorial will show you how to change how capitalized text is read by Narrator for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Change Narrator Verbosity Level about Text and Controls 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.

Narrator provides five verbosity levels that impact the amount of information you hear when Narrator reads text, such as web sites, and when you interact with controls.

  • Verbosity level 1: Text only – This level lets you read quickly without hearing details about text that you don’t need to know. For example, Narrator doesn’t announce links, doesn’t describe text formatting, and lets you work very quickly with an application that you know well. This level provides an ideal experience as you read text-heavy articles, books, and web sites.
  • Verbosity level 2: Some control details – This level provides more information than level 1 does as you interact with an application. It’s best if you’re familiar with an application and only need guidance with some controls.
  • Verbosity level 3: All control details – This is the default level for Narrator. It provides a full reading experience along with all details about an application’s controls as you interact with them.
  • Verbosity level 4: Some text details – This level provides most attributes and information about text. It’s best in situations when you’re writing text, such as when you create a document.
  • Verbosity level 5: All text details – This level gives you complete details about text, such as heading level, font type, size, formatting, bullet shape, list type, and more. It’s especially useful when you proofread or edit a document.

This tutorial will show you how to change the Narrator verbosity level of detail you hear about controls and characteristics of text for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Turn On or Off Activate Keys on Touch Keyboard when Lift Finger for 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 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.

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.

When in an editing area (ex: text box) while typing by touch, a touch keyboard will appear in the lower part of the screen and Narrator will play a sound to indicate that a keyboard has appeared. To enter text, double-tap the characters you want to enter.

To enter text more quickly, you can turn on the On the touch keyboard, activate keys when I lift my finger Narrator setting to enter characters as soon as you lift your finger off the character on the touch keyboard.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off activate keys on the touch keyboard when you lift your finger for Narrator for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Turn On or Off Lock the Narrator Key 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.

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.

You can now choose what modifier key you want to use in Narrator commands. 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.

If you’re using a Japanese 106 keyboard, Insert and NonConvert are your default Narrator keys.

If you like, you can lock the narrator key. If turned on, you do not have to press the Narrator key (Caps lock or Insert) to enter a command. For example, to read the next word, press L instead of Narrator + L.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off to lock the Narrator key for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Change Narrator Modifier Key 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.

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.

You can now choose what modifier key you want to use in Narrator commands. 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.

This tutorial will show you how to change the Narrator modifier key for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Enable or Disable chrome.exe Volume Control and Hardware Media Key Handling in Google Chrome

Starting in Google Chrome 75, you can enable or disable the Hardware Media Key Handling flag for using media keys on your keyboard to control the active media session.

For example, if you press the Volume Up, Volume Down, or Mute media keys on your keyboard, you will see chrome.exe media controls (Reverse, Play/Pause, Forward) next to the volume control on your desktop that you can use to control the active media session in Google Chrome.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the chrome.exe Hardware Media Key Handling and volume control feature in Google Chrome for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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How to Turn On or Off and Use Narrator Scan Mode 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.

Narrator has a navigation and reading mode called Scan Mode. Scan mode lets you navigate apps, email, and webpages using the arrow keys. You’ll also be able to use common keyboard shortcuts to read text and jump directly to headings, links, tables, and landmarks.

This tutorial will show you how to use and turn on and off Narrator scan mode for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Change Narrator Cursor Navigation Mode 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.

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.

You can select the Narrator cursor navigation mode. Two modes are available: normal and advanced. Normal mode allows Narrator to move between various items such as links, tables, and other elements. Advanced mode lets you use the four arrow keys to move the Narrator cursor through a programmatic representation of an application.

This tutorial will show you how to change the Narrator cursor navigation mode for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Change Default Audio Output Device for 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 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.

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.

Narrator lets you select a Narrator audio output device for where you hear Narrator’s voice from.

This tutorial will show you how to select a default audio output device used to play the voice of Narrator from for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Check Windows Display Driver Model Version for WDDM Support in Windows

Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) is the graphic driver architecture for video card drivers running Microsoft Windows versions beginning with Windows Vista.

It is a replacement for the previous Windows 2000 and Windows XP display driver model XDDM/XPDM and is aimed at enabling better performance graphics and new graphics functionality and stability. Display drivers in Windows Vista and Windows 7 can choose to either adhere to WDDM or to XDDM. With the removal of XDDM from Windows 8, however, WDDM became the only option.

WDDM provides the functionality required to render the desktop and applications using Desktop Window Manager, a compositing window manager running on top of Direct3D. It also supports new DXGI interfaces required for basic device management and creation. The WDDM specification requires at least Direct3D 9-capable video card and the display driver must implement the device driver interfaces for the Direct3D 9Ex runtime in order to run legacy Direct3D applications; it may optionally implement runtime interfaces for Direct3D 10 and higher.

This tutorial will show you how to check what Windows Display Driver Model version you have for WDDM support in Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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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 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.

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.

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How to Enable or Disable Rich Entity Search Suggestions in Google Chrome

Starting with Google Chrome 75, rich entity suggestions for search is now enabled by default.

When you perform a search in the address bar of Google Chrome when rich entity suggestions is enabled, it will display entity suggestions using images and an enhanced layout; showing more context and descriptive text about the entity.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable rich entity suggestions for Search in Google Chrome for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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How to Enable Reader Mode to Distill page in Google Chrome

Starting with Google Chrome 75, a new Reader Mode feature is available.

When you enable Reader Mode in Google Chrome, you can use Distill page on a web page for a simplified view of the web page for easier reading. The Reader Mode feature does this by removing (distilling) all unnecessary elements (ex: ads, menus, scripts, etc…) from the web page.

If you disable Reader Mode in Google Chrome, Distill page will not be available in the “Customize and control Google Chrome” (3 dots) menu.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable Reader Mode to Distill page in Google Chrome for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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How to Turn On or Off Online Services for 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 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 18912, Narrator can now tell you the title of the page that’s linked to—just press Caps+Ctrl+D, and Narrator will take the URL of the hyperlink you are on and send it to an online service that will provide the page title to Narrator.

Online services is turned on for Narrator by default to improve your user experience by getting image descriptions, popular links and page titles.

If you would like to disable all online service usage by Narrator, you can turn this off in Narrator Settings.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off letting Narrator use online services for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Change Window Frame Color in Windows 10

The window frame color is the frame color used for various elements in classic Win32 system windows, dialogs, and property pages in Windows 10.

The window frame color is dark gray by default in Windows 10.

This tutorial will show you how to change the window frame color used for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Change Window Background Color in Windows 10

The window color is the background color used in classic Win32 system windows, dialogs, and property pages in Windows 10.

The window background color is white by default in Windows 10.

This tutorial will show you how to change the window background color used for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Change Button Face Color in Windows 10

The button face color is the cell color used in classic Win32 system windows, dialogs, and property pages in Windows 10

The button face color is light gray by default.

This tutorial will show you how to change the button face color used for your account in Windows 10.

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