Operate Narrator & Magnifier quickly with these keyboard shortcuts in Windows 10

We have already seen a list of some available Ease Of Access keyboard shortcuts in Windows 10. Now let us take a look at some of the keyboard shortcut that Microsoft has given in Windows 10 for Narrator & Magnifier.

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Keyboard shortcuts for Narrator

Windows OS includes the Narrator, which is a built-in accessibility feature that can read text on your computer screen aloud. It can also read out and describe various other events which may occur on your PC, including reading out error messages. So if you have vision impairments, you will find this feature useful as it can also allow you to use your PC without a display.

Keyboard shortcut
Action
 
Winkey Windows logo key+Enter
To do this

Start or exit Narrator

 

Caps Lock+ESC

To do this

Exit Narrator

 

Caps Lock+M

To do this

Start reading

 

Ctrl

To do this

Stop reading

 

Caps Lock+Spacebar

To do this

Do default action

 

Caps Lock+Right arrow

To do this

Move to next item

 

Caps Lock+Left arrow

 

Move to previous item

 

Caps Lock+Up or Down arrow

 

Change view

 

Caps Lock+F2

 

Show commands for current item

 

Caps Lock+Enter

 

Change search mode

 

Caps Lock+A

 

Change verbosity mode

 

Caps Lock+Z

 

Lock Narrator key (Caps Lock) so you don’t have to press it for every keyboard shortcut

 

Caps Lock+X

 

Have Narrator ignore the next keyboard shortcut you use

 

Caps Lock+F12

 

Turn keystroke reading off or on

 

Caps Lock+V

 

Repeat phrase

 

Caps Lock+Page Up or Page Down

 

Increase or decrease voice volume

 

Caps Lock+plus (+) or minus (-)

 

Increase or decrease voice speed

 

Caps Lock+D

 

Read item

 

Caps Lock+F

 

Read advanced info about item

 

Caps Lock+S

 

Read item spelled out

 

Caps Lock+W

 

Read window

 

Caps Lock+R

 

Read all items in the containing area

 

Caps Lock+Num Lock

 

Turn mouse mode on or off

 

Caps Lock+Q

 

Move to last item in the containing area

 

Caps Lock+G

 

Move Narrator cursor to system cursor

 

Caps Lock+T

 

Move Narrator cursor to pointer

 

Caps Lock+tilde (~)

 

Set focus to item

 

Caps Lock+Backspace

 

Go back one item

 

Caps Lock+Insert

 

Jump to linked item

 

Caps Lock+F10

 

Read current row header

 

Caps Lock+F9

 

Read current column header

 

Caps Lock+F8

 

Read current row

 

Caps Lock+F7

 

Read current column

 

Caps Lock+F5

 

Read current row and column location

 

Caps Lock+F6

 

Jump to table cell

 

Shift+Caps Lock+F6

 

Jump to cell contents

 

Caps Lock+F3

 

Jump to next cell in current row

 

Shift+Caps Lock+F3

 

Jump to previous cell in current row

 

Caps Lock+F4

 

Jump to next cell in current column

 

Shift+Caps Lock+F4

 

Jump to previous cell in current column

 

Caps Lock+Close square bracket (])

 

Read text from start to cursor

 

Caps Lock+zero (0)

 

Read text attributes

 

Caps Lock+H

 

Read document

 

Ctrl+Caps Lock+U

 

Read current page

 

Caps Lock+U

 

Read next page

 

Shift+Caps Lock+U

 

Read previous page

 

Ctrl+Caps Lock+I

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Read current paragraph

 

Caps Lock+I

 

Read next paragraph

 

Shift+Caps Lock+I

 

Read previous paragraph

 

Ctrl+Caps Lock+O

Read current line

 

Caps Lock+O

 

Read next line

 

Shift+Caps Lock+0

 

Read previous line

 

Ctrl+Caps Lock+P

 

Read current word

 

Caps Lock+P

 

Read next word

 

Shift+Caps Lock+P

 

Read previous word

 

Ctrl+Caps Lock+Open square bracket ([)

 

Read current character

 

Caps Lock+Open square bracket ([)

 

Read next character

 

Shift+Caps Lock+Open square bracket ([)

 

Read previous character

 

Caps Lock+Y

 

Move to beginning of text

 

Caps Lock+B

 

Move to end of text

 

Caps Lock+J

 

Jump to next heading

 

Shift+Caps Lock+J

 

Jump to previous heading

 

Caps Lock+K

 

Jump to next table

 

Shift+Caps Lock+K

 

Jump to previous table

 

Caps Lock+L

 

Jump to next link

 

Shift+Caps Lock+L

 

Jump to previous link

 

Caps Lock+C

 

Read current date and time

 

Press Caps Lock twice in quick succession

 

Turn Caps Lock on or off

 

Caps Lock+E

 

Give negative feedback

 

Shift+Caps Lock+E

 

Give positive feedback

 

Caps Lock+E tapped twice in quick succession

 

Open the feedback dialog

 

Ctrl+Caps Lock+Up arrow

 

Go to parent

 

Ctrl+Caps Lock+Right arrow

 

Go to next sibling

 

Ctrl+Caps Lock+Left arrow

 

Go to previous sibling

 

Ctrl+Caps Lock+Down arrow

 

Go to first child

 

Caps Lock+N

 

Move to main landmark

Narrator with Touch

Press this key To do this
 

Tap once with two fingers

 

Stop Narrator from reading

 

Tap three times with four fingers

 

Show all Narrator commands (including the ones not in this list)

 

Double-tap

 

Activate primary action

 

Triple-tap

 

Activate secondary action

 

Touch or drag a single finger

 

Read what’s under your fingers

 

Flick left/right with one finger

 

Move to next or previous item

 

Swipe left/right/up/down with two fingers

 

Scroll

 

Swipe down with three fingers

 

Start reading on explorable text

Magnifier keyboard shortcuts

Magnifier makes it easier for people with disabilities, to read and view various parts of their computer screen more clearly, as it makes items appear larger.

Press this key To do this
 
Windows logo key Windows logo key+plus (+) or minus (-)
 

Zoom in or out

 

Ctrl+Alt+Spacebar

 

Preview the desktop in full-screen mode

 

Ctrl+Alt+D

 

Switch to docked mode

 

Ctrl+Alt+F

 

Switch to full-screen mode

 

Ctrl+Alt+I

 

Invert colors

 

Ctrl+Alt+L

 

Switch to lens mode

 

Ctrl+Alt+R

 

Resize the lens

 

Ctrl+Alt+arrow keys

 

Pan in the direction of the arrow keys

 
Windows logo key Windows logo key+Esc
 

Exit Magnifier

Enjoy Windows 10!

Now go take a look at the complete list of Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10.

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