Appendix B: Narrator keyboard commands and touch gestures

S'aplica a: Windows 10

This appendix lists the keyboard commands and touch gestures available in the latest version of Windows. 

To view a list of all other keyboard shortcuts in Windows, see Keyboard shortcuts in Windows. To view a list of keyboard shortcuts in Windows apps, see Keyboard shortcuts in apps.

Narrator key

You can 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. You can change your Narrator key in Narrator settings.

Narrator keyboard commands


Narrator has two possible keyboard layouts: Standard and Legacy. Commands for each are listed below.

Standard keyboard layout

General commands

Press these keys To do this
Windows + Ctrl + Enter Start or stop Narrator
Narrator + Esc Exit Narrator
Narrator + 1 Toggle input learning
Narrator + Right arrow Move to next item
Narrator + Left arrow Move to previous item
Narrator + Page up
Ctrl + Narrator + Up arrow
Narrator + Page down
Ctrl + Narrator + Down arrow
Change view
Narrator + F1 Show commands list
Narrator + F2 Show commands for current item
Narrator + Enter Do primary action
Narrator + Ctrl + Enter Toggle search mode
Narrator + F12 Read current time and date
Narrator + Ctrl + D Describe image using an online service
Narrator + Alt + F Provide Narrator feedback
Narrator + Z Lock Narrator key
Narrator + Ctrl + F12 Toggle developer mode
Narrator + 3 Pass keys to application
Narrator + Alt + M Toggle mouse mode

 

Adjust speech

Press these keys To do this
Ctrl + Narrator + Plus sign (+)
Ctrl + Narrator + Add (numeric keypad)
Increase voice volume
Ctrl + Narrator + Minus sign (-)
Ctrl + Narrator + Subtract (numeric keypad)
Decrease voice volume
Narrator + Plus sign (+) Increase voice speed
Narrator + Minus sign (-) Decrease voice speed
Alt + Narrator + Subtract (numeric keypad)
Alt + Narrator + Minus sign (-)
Alt + Narrator + Add (numeric keypad)
Alt + Narrator + Plus sign (+)
Change punctuation reading mode
Narrator + V Increase verbosity mode
Shift + Narrator + V Decrease verbosity mode
Narrator + 2 Toggle character reading
Narrator + Forward slash (/) Read context
Alt + Narrator + Forward slash (/) Set read context verbosity
Ctrl + Narrator + Forward slash (/) Change read context order

 

Read and work with text

Press these keys To do this
Ctrl Stop reading
Narrator + Tab
Narrator + 5 (numeric keypad)
Read item
Narrator + Tab twice quickly
Narrator + 5 twice quickly (numeric keypad)
Narrator + K twice quickly
Narrator + Ctrl + 5 twice quickly (numeric keypad)
Read item spelled out
Narrator + 0 Read item advanced
Narrator + T Read window title
Narrator + W Read window
Narrator + X Repeat phrase
Narrator + R Read from cursor
Ctrl + Narrator + R
Narrator + Down arrow
Start reading document
Narrator + C Read document
Shift + Narrator + J
Narrator + Alt + Home
Read text from start to cursor
Ctrl + Narrator + U Read previous page
Ctrl + Narrator + I Read current page
Ctrl + Narrator + O Read next page
Ctrl + Narrator + J Read previous paragraph
Ctrl + Narrator + K Read current paragraph
Ctrl + Narrator + L Read next paragraph
Narrator + U Read previous line
Narrator + I
Narrator + Up arrow
Read current line
Narrator + O Read next line
Narrator + J
Ctrl + Narrator + Left arrow
Read previous word
Narrator + K
Ctrl + Narrator + 5 (numeric keypad)
Read current word
Narrator + L
Ctrl + Narrator + Right arrow
Read next word
Narrator + M Read previous character
Narrator + Comma (,)
5 (numeric keypad)
Read current character
Narrator + Period (.) Read next character
Narrator + F Read next group of formatting information
Shift + Narrator + F Read previous group of formatting information
Narrator + B
Ctrl + Narrator + Home
Move to beginning of text
Narrator + E
Ctrl + Narrator + End
Move to end of text
Narrator + Shift + Down arrow Read selection
Narrator + Shift + Down arrow twice quickly Spell selection

 

Navigate tables

Press these keys To do this
Ctrl + Alt + Home Jump to first cell in table
Ctrl + Alt + End Jump to last cell in table
Ctrl + Alt + Right arrow Jump to next cell in row
Ctrl + Alt + Left arrow Jump to previous cell in row
Ctrl + Alt + Down arrow Jump to next cell in column
Ctrl + Alt + Up arrow Jump to previous cell in column
Ctrl + Shift + Alt + Left arrow Read current row header
Ctrl + Shift + Alt + Up arrow Read current column header
Ctrl + Shift + Alt + Right arrow Read current row
Ctrl + Shift + Alt + Down arrow Read current column
Ctrl + Shift + Alt + Forward slash (\)
Ctrl + Shift + Alt + 5 (numeric keypad)
Read which row and column Narrator is in
Ctrl + Alt + Page up Jump to table cell
Ctrl + Alt + Page down Jump to cell contents

 

Narrator focus commands

Press these keys To do this
Narrator + Home Move to first item in window
Narrator + End Move to last item in window
Narrator + Backspace Go back one item
Narrator + N Move to main landmark
Narrator + Open square bracket ([)
Narrator + Subtract (numeric keypad)
Move Narrator cursor to system cursor
Narrator + Single quote (')
Narrator + Add (numeric keypad)
Set focus to item
Narrator + A Jump to linked item
Shift + Narrator + A Jump to annotated content
Alt + Narrator + Up arrow Navigate to parent (when structural navigation is provided)
Alt + Narrator + Right arrow Navigate to next sibling (when structural navigation is provided)
Alt + Narrator + Left arrow Navigate to previous sibling (when structural navigation is provided)
Alt + Narrator + Down arrow Navigate to first child (when structural navigation is provided)
Narrator + F7 List of links
Narrator + F5 List of landmarks
Narrator + F6 List of headings
Narrator + Ctrl + F Narrator Find
Narrator + F3 Continue Find forward
Narrator + Shift + F3 Continue Find backward

 

Numeric keypad commands

Press these keys To do this
Narrator + Home Move to first item in window
Narrator + End Move to last item in window
Narrator + Alt + Home Read text from start to cursor
Ctrl + Narrator + Home Move to beginning of text
Ctrl + Narrator + End Move to end of text
Narrator + Left arrow Move to previous item
Narrator + Right arrow Move to next item
Narrator + 5 (numeric keypad) Read item
Narrator + 5 twice quickly (numeric keypad)
Narrator + Ctrl + 5 twice quickly (numeric keypad)
Read item spelled out
Narrator + Up arrow Read current line
Narrator + Down arrow Start reading document
Ctrl + Narrator + Left arrow Read previous word
Ctrl + Narrator + 5 (numeric keypad) Read current word
Ctrl + Narrator + Right arrow Read next word
5 (numeric keypad) Read current character
Narrator + Page up
Ctrl + Narrator + Up arrow
Change view
Narrator + Subtract (numeric keypad) Move Narrator cursor to system cursor
Narrator + Add (numeric keypad) Set focus to item
Ctrl + Narrator + Add (numeric keypad) Increase voice volume
Ctrl + Narrator + Subtract (numeric keypad) Decrease voice volume
Alt + Narrator + Add
Alt + Narrator + Subtract
Change punctuation reading mode
Narrator + Enter Do primary action
Narrator + Shift + Enter Toggle search mode

 

Legacy keyboard layout

General commands

Press these keys To do this
Windows logo key + Ctrl + N Open Narrator settings
Windows logo key + Ctrl + Enter Start or stop Narrator
Narrator + Esc Stop Narrator
Narrator + 1 Toggle input learning
Narrator + Right arrow Move to next item
Narrator + Left arrow Move to previous item
Narrator + Up or Down arrow Change view
Narrator + F1 Show commands list
Narrator + F2 Show commands for current item
Narrator + Enter Do primary action
Narrator + Shift + Enter Toggle search mode
Narrator + C Read current time and date
Narrator + Shift + D Describe image using an online service
Narrator + E
Narrator + Alt + F
Provide Narrator feedback
Narrator + Z Lock Narrator key
Narrator + Shift + F12 Toggle developer mode
Narrator + X Pass keys to application
Narrator + Num lock Turn mouse mode on or off
Press Caps lock twice in quick succession Turn Caps lock on or off

 

Adjust speech

Press these keys To do this
Narrator + Page Up Increase voice volume
Narrator + Page Down Decrease voice volume
Narrator + Plus sign (+)
Narrator + Add (numeric keypad)
Increase voice speed
Narrator + Minus sign (-)
Narrator + Subtract (numeric keypad)
Decrease voice speed
Narrator + Alt + Plus sign (+)
Narrator + Alt + Minus sign (-)
Narrator + Alt + Add (numeric keypad)
Narrator + Alt + Subtract (numeric keypad)
Change punctuation reading mode
Narrator + A
Narrator + Ctrl + Plus sign (+)
Narrator + Ctrl + Add (numeric keypad)
Increase verbosity mode
Narrator + Ctrl + Minus sign (-)
Narrator + Ctrl + Subtract (numeric keypad)
Decrease verbosity mode
Narrator + F12 Toggle character reading
Narrator + Forward slash (/) Read context
Alt + Narrator + Forward slash (/) Change how much context is read (verbosity)
Ctrl + Narrator + Forward slash (/) Change read context order

 

Read and work with text

Press these keys To do this
Ctrl Stop reading
Narrator + D Read item
Narrator + S Read item spelled out
Narrator + 0 (zero) Read item advanced
Narrator + T Read window title
Narrator + W Read window
Narrator + V Repeat phrase
Narrator + R Read from cursor
Narrator + M Start reading document
Narrator + H Read document
Narrator + Close square bracket (]) Read text from start to cursor
Narrator + Shift + U Read previous page
Narrator + Ctrl + U Read current page
Narrator + U Read next page
Narrator + Shift + I Read previous paragraph
Narrator + Ctrl + I Read current paragraph
Narrator + I Read next paragraph
Narrator + Shift + O Read previous line
Narrator + Ctrl + O Read current line
Narrator + O Read next line
Narrator + Shift + P Read previous word
Narrator + Ctrl + P Read current word
Narrator + P Read next word
Narrator + Shift + Open square bracket ([) Read previous character
Narrator + Ctrl + Open square bracket ([) Read current character
Narrator + Open square bracket ([) Read next character
Narrator + F Read next group of formatting information
Shift + Narrator + F Read previous group of formatting information
Narrator + Y Move to beginning of text
Narrator + B Move to end of text
Narrator + J Jump to next heading
Narrator + Shift + J Jump to previous heading
Narrator + L Jump to next link
Narrator + Shift + L Jump to previous link
Narrator + Shift + Down Arrow Read current selection

 

Navigate tables

Press these keys To do this
Narrator + F3 Jump to next cell in row
Narrator + Shift + F3 Jump to previous cell in row
Narrator + F4 Jump to next cell in column
Narrator + Shift + F4 Jump to previous cell in column
Narrator + F10 Read current row header
Narrator + F9 Read current column header
Narrator + F8 Read current row
Narrator + F7 Read current column
Narrator + F5 Read which row and column Narrator is in
Narrator + F6 Jump to table cell
Narrator + Shift + F6 Jump to cell contents
Narrator + K Jump to next table
Narrator + Shift + K Jump to previous table

 

Narrator focus commands

Press these keys To do this
Narrator + Home Move to first item in window
Narrator + End Move to last item in window
Narrator + Backspace Go back one item
Narrator + N Move to main landmark
Narrator + G Move Narrator cursor to system cursor
Narrator + tilde (~) Set focus to item
Narrator + Insert Jump to linked item
Narrator + Shift + Insert Jump to annotated content
Ctrl + Narrator + Up arrow Navigate to parent (when structural navigation is provided)
Ctrl + Narrator + Right arrow Navigate to next sibling (when structural navigation is provided)
Ctrl + Narrator + Left arrow Navigate to previous sibling (when structural navigation is provided)
Ctrl + Narrator + Down arrow Navigate to first child (when structural navigation is provided)
Narrator + Q Move to last item in containing area

Narrator touch gestures


Use this gesture  To do this
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

 

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