This article describes an issue that occurs to Narrator when you press the Ctrl key in Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, or Windows Server 2012 R2. A hotfix is available to resolve this issue. The hotfix has a prerequisite.

Symptoms

Assume that you press the Ctrl key when Narrator is reading. In this situation, Narrator says "control" or continues to read the contents that are displayed on the screen. You may have to press the Ctrl key multiple times to make Narrator stop reading aloud.

Note

  • This issue occurs when the Ctrl key is pressed alone, and when the "Stop Reading" hotkey is at the default setting.

  • Narrator should stop reading when you press the Ctrl key just one time.

How to obtain this update

Important Do not install a language pack after you install this update. If you do, the language-specific changes in the update will not be applied, and you will have to reinstall the update. For more information, see Add language packs to Windows.

Method 1: Windows Update

This update is available from Windows Update.

Method 2: Microsoft Download Center

The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

Operating system

Update

All supported x86-based versions of Windows 8.1

Download Download the package now.

All supported x64-based versions of Windows 8.1

Download Download the package now.

All supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2012 R2

Download Download the package now.

Note The update for Windows RT 8.1 can be obtained only from Windows Update.

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.

Update detail information

Prerequisites

To install this update, you must have April 2014 update rollup for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 (2919355) installed in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2.

Registry information

To apply this update, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You may have to restart the computer after you apply this update.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace a previously released update.

The global version of this update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.

Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 file information and notes


  • The files that apply to a specific product, milestone (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table:

    Version

    Product

    Milestone

    Service branch

    6.3.960 0.17 xxx

    Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2

    RTM

    GDR

  • GDR service branches contain only those fixes that are widely released to address widespread, critical issues. LDR service branches contain hotfixes in addition to widely released fixes.

  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information" section. MUM, MANIFEST, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are very important to maintain the state of the updated components. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.

For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 8.1

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Srh.dll

6.3.9600.17666

1,812,992

13-Mar-2015

00:39

x86

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Srh.dll

6.3.9600.17666

2,162,176

13-Mar-2015

01:11

x64

Srh.dll

6.3.9600.17666

1,812,992

13-Mar-2015

00:39

x86

For all supported Windows RT 8.1

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Srh.dll

6.3.9600.17666

1,784,832

13-Mar-2015

00:16

Not applicable


Additional file information


Additional file information for Windows 8.1 and for Windows Server 2012 R2


Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows 8.1

File property

Value

File name

X86_95c597f285f8705d71da46a057d605cd_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17666_none_d40a762b3e693b84.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

691

Date (UTC)

14-Mar-2015

Time (UTC)

01:51

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-srh_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17666_none_3e23a9af764d90c7.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

40,327

Date (UTC)

13-Mar-2015

Time (UTC)

02:24

Platform

Not applicable


Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows 8.1 and of Windows Server 2012 R2

File property

Value

File name

Amd64_95c597f285f8705d71da46a057d605cd_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17666_none_302911aef6c6acba.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

693

Date (UTC)

14-Mar-2015

Time (UTC)

01:51

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_fa4772799c674f30a84008f6248e5b02_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17666_none_6d50bbb91fdee159.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

695

Date (UTC)

14-Mar-2015

Time (UTC)

01:51

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-srh_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17666_none_9a4245332eab01fd.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

40,331

Date (UTC)

13-Mar-2015

Time (UTC)

03:09

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-srh_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17666_none_3e23a9af764d90c7.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

40,327

Date (UTC)

13-Mar-2015

Time (UTC)

02:24

Platform

Not applicable


Additional files for all supported Windows RT 8.1

File property

Value

File name

Arm_df088502a77c08a815c4105d80756b1f_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17666_none_be4e4a7f12316fbf.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

691

Date (UTC)

14-Mar-2015

Time (UTC)

01:51

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Arm_microsoft-windows-srh_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17666_none_3e261c07764aaf8d.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

40,327

Date (UTC)

13-Mar-2015

Time (UTC)

01:21

Platform

Not applicable




Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

References

See the terminology that Microsoft uses to describe software updates.

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