Use a Metec braille display with Narrator

Narrator supports the following Metec braille displays in the Windows 10 Creators Update. To learn more about braille in Narrator, see Chapter 8: Using braille with Narrator.

For a list of all supported braille displays, see Appendix C: Supported braille displays.

Supported Metec braille displays

All Models

Use the following commands with Narrator when using your Metec model.

Narrator action

Display buttons

Primary action

  • Routing Key

Secondary action

  • Select + Routing Key .4

  • Select + Up + Down

Pan braille right

  • Select

  • Up + Down

Braille next

  • Down

Braille previous

  • Up

Braille first

  • Select + Up

Braille last

  • Select + Down

Select navigation mode

  • Select + Routing Key .3

Start text selection at specified character

  • Up + Routing Key

End text selection and copy to clipboard

  • Down + Routing Key

BD I with 3 Keys and Status Cells

Use the following commands with Narrator when using your Metec BD I with 3 Keys and Status Cells model.

Narrator action

Display buttons

Primary action

  • Routing Key

Secondary action

  • Select + Routing Key .4

  • Select + Up + Down

Show context menu

  • Select + Up + Down

Pan braille right

  • Space Right

  • Right Rocker Top + Right Rocker Bottom

Braille next

  • Down

Braille previous

  • Up

Braille first

  • Select + Up

Braille last

  • Select + Down

Select navigation mode

  • Select + Routing Key .3

Start text selection at specified character

  • Up + Routing Key

End text selection and copy to clipboard

  • Down + Routing Key

BD I with 6 Keys

Use the following commands with Narrator when using your Metec BD I with 6 Keys model.

Narrator action

Display buttons

Primary action

  • Routing Key

Secondary action

  • Left Select + Left Up + Left Down

Show context menu

  • Right Select + Right Up + Right Down

Pan braille right

  • Right Select

Pan braille left

  • Left Select

Braille next

  • Right Down

Braille previous

  • Right Up

Braille first

  • Left Up

Braille last

  • Left Down

Select navigation mode

  • Left Select + Left Up + Left Down

Start text selection at specified character

  • Left Up + Routing Key

End text selection and copy to clipboard

  • Right Up + Routing Key

BD I with 6 Keys and Status Cells

Use the following commands with Narrator when using your Metec BD I with 6 Keys and Status Cells model.

Narrator action

Display buttons

Primary action

  • Routing Key

Secondary action

  • Left Select + Left Up + Left Down

Show context menu

  • Right Select + Right Up + Right Down

Pan braille right

  • Right Select

Pan braille left

  • Left Select

Braille next

  • Right Down

Braille previous

  • Right Up

Braille first

  • Left Up

Braille last

  • Left Down

Select navigation mode

  • Left Select + Left Up + Left Down

Start text selection at specified character

  • Left Up + Routing Key

End text selection and copy to clipboard

  • Right Up + Routing Key

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