Using Windows 10 in S mode with assistive technology: FAQ

Vrijedi za: Windows 10 S

The following are some answers about how Windows 10 in S mode works with assistive technology.

What assistive technology can be used with Windows 10 in S mode?

Windows offers several built-in accessibility features that you can use to do more. Also, the Microsoft Store contains several assistive technology apps, such as KNFB Reader and Read&Write extension for Microsoft Edge.

Which web browser and search engine can I use with Windows 10 in S mode?

Windows 10 in S mode comes with Microsoft Edge and uses Bing as the default search engine. However, you can download any web browser available in the Microsoft Store or use any search engine website. To use a web browser that isn’t available in the Microsoft Store, switch out of S mode.

How do I use assistive technology that isn’t available in the Microsoft Store with Windows 10 in S mode?

To use assistive technology not available in the Microsoft Store, switch out of S mode. There is no charge to switch out of S mode.

To learn more or switch out of S mode, go to the Microsoft Store within Windows and search for "switch out of S mode".

Can I switch out of S mode?

You can switch out of S mode easily at any time through the Microsoft Store within Windows. There is no charge for switching the mode. The switch is one-way; if you make the switch, you won't be able to go back to S mode.

To learn more or switch out of S mode, go to the Microsoft Store within Windows and search for "switch out of S mode".

How do I install and use a third-party screen reader or magnifier with Windows 10 in S mode?

Windows 10 in S mode includes Narrator and Magnifier. However, to install and use a third-party screen reader (such as JAWS or NVDA) or magnifier (such as ZoomText), switch out of S mode. Once you switch out of S mode, you can install third-party assistive technologies.

How do I turn Narrator on or off in Windows 10 in S mode?

Press Windows logo key  + Ctrl + Enter on your keyboard to turn Narrator on or off. To learn more about how to use Narrator, see Get started with Narrator.

I installed a Microsoft app from the Microsoft Store on a Windows 10 in S mode device, but it’s not working well with Microsoft assistive technology. What should I do?

Please contact the Disability Answer Desk for help with Microsoft apps.

I installed a third-party app from the Microsoft Store on a Windows 10 in S mode device, but it’s not working well with Microsoft assistive technology. What should I do?

Please contact the third-party app provider for help.


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