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Use a screen reader to enable Live Tile for To Do in Windows

This article is for people with visual or cognitive impairments who use a screen reader program such as Microsoft’s Narrator, JAWS, or NVDA with Microsoft 365 products. This article is part of the Microsoft 365 screen reader support content set where you can find more accessibility information on our apps. For general help, visit Microsoft Support home.

Use To Do with your keyboard and a screen reader to access a task list quickly by pinning it to your Windows 10 Start menu as a Live Tile. We have tested it with Narrator and JAWS, but it might work with other screen readers as long as they follow common accessibility standards and techniques.


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Pin a list to the Start menu

Pin a task list to the Windows Start menu as a Live Tile to quickly preview the list content without opening it in the To Do app.

  1. In To Do, press the Tab key until you hear "Lists," followed by the name of the currently selected list.

  2. Press the Up or Down arrow key until you hear the name of the list you want to pin to the Start menu.

  3. To open the context menu, press Shift+F10 or the Windows Menu key.

  4. Press the Up or Down arrow key until you hear "Pin to Start," and then press Enter.

  5. To confirm pinning the Live Tile, press the Tab key until you hear "Yes," and then press Enter.

Note: To remove a pinned list from the Start menu, repeat the steps above until you hear "Unpin from Start," and then press Enter.

Access a list from its Live Tile

You can quickly access a list in the To Do app by selecting its Live Tile in the Windows Start menu.

  1. To open the Start menu on your computer, press the Windows logo key.

  2. Press the Tab key until you hear: "Pinned tiles."

  3. Use the arrow keys to navigate to the To Do Live Tile you want. You hear "To Do," followed by the name of the list, the number of list items, and a preview of the list content.

  4. To open the list in To Do, press Enter.

See also

Use a screen reader to work with lists in To Do

Use a screen reader to work with To Do with Cortana

Set up your device to work with accessibility in Microsoft 365

Use a screen reader to explore and navigate To Do

Technical support for customers with disabilities

Microsoft wants to provide the best possible experience for all our customers. If you have a disability or questions related to accessibility, please contact the Microsoft Disability Answer Desk for technical assistance. The Disability Answer Desk support team is trained in using many popular assistive technologies and can offer assistance in English, Spanish, French, and American Sign Language. Please go to the Microsoft Disability Answer Desk site to find out the contact details for your region.

If you are a government, commercial, or enterprise user, please contact the enterprise Disability Answer Desk.

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