Narrator reads text on your PC screen aloud and describes events, such as notifications or calendar appointments, so you can use your PC without a display.
To start or stop Narrator, press the Windows logo key
For detailed info about how to use Narrator, including a complete list of Narrator keyboard commands, see Get started with Narrator.
Scan Mode can help you quickly navigate apps and web pages. Press Caps lock + Spacebar to turn it on and off.
When it’s turned on, press the up and down arrow keys to move to the next or previous line of text in an app or web page and the right and left arrow keys to move to the next or previous character. To activate an item, like a button, press the Spacebar.
You can also navigate by word or paragraph. Press Ctrl + Left arrow and Ctrl + Right arrow to move by word. Press Ctrl + Up arrow and Ctrl + Down arrow to move by paragraph.
Narrator is available in Arabic (Egypt), Catalan (Spain), Cantonese (Chinese Traditional), Danish (Denmark), Dutch (Netherlands and Belgium), English (United States, United Kingdom, and India), Finnish (Finland), French (France, Canada), Italian, German, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin (Chinese Simplified and Chinese Traditional), Norwegian (Norway), Polish, Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Russian, Spanish (Spain and Mexico), Swedish (Sweden), Turkish (Turkey).
Article ID: 17173 - Last Review: 7 Sep 2016 - Revision: 16