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All Windows Narrator Keyboard Command Keys

If you are seeing this, then it means that you have turned on Windows narrator but does not know its keyboard commands. If it happens that you just stumbled upon this and really don’t know what it is all about, then you need to check out my post on How to turn Narrator on Windows 10 Operating System. The Windows narrator was basically created to aid people who are somehow visually impaired navigate through a Windows operating system with ease.

In this post, believing that you have Windows narrator turned on, I will be showing you guys all the narrator’s keyboard commands and their function. Just go through the table below and if you believe I missed anyone, feel free to get in touch or just include it using the comment box below.




Stop reading

Caps Lock + Space bar

Do primary action

Caps Lock + Right Arrow

Move to next item

Caps Lock + Left Arrow

Move to previous item

Caps Lock + Up Arrow

Change View

Caps Lock + Down Arrow

Change View

Caps Lock + F1

Show command list

Caps Lock + F2

Show command for current item

Caps Lock + Enter

Toggle search mode

Caps Lock + M

Start reading

Caps Lock + A

Change verbosity mode

Caps Lock + Esc

Exit narrator

Caps Lock + Z

Lock narrator key

Caps Lock + X

Pass keys to application

Caps Lock + F12

Toggle character reading

Caps Lock + V

Repeat phrase

Caps Lock + Page Up

Increase voice volume

Caps Lock + Page Down

Decrease voice volume

Caps Lock + Plus Plus

Increase voice speed

Caps Lock + Plus Minus

Decrease voice speed

Caps Lock + D

Read item

Caps Lock + F

Read item advanced

Caps Lock + S

Read item spelled out

Caps Lock + W

Read window

Caps Lock + R

Read all items in containing area

Caps Lock + Number Lock

Toggle mouse mode

Caps Lock + Q

Move to last item in 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 to 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 + F6

Jump to table cell

Caps Lock + F5

Read which row and column Narrator is in

Shift + Caps Lock + F6

Jump to cell contents

Caps Lock + Close square bracket

Read text from start to cursor

Caps Lock + 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

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 + O

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 precious 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 time and date

Caps Lock + F3

Jump to next cell in row

Shift + Caps Lock + F3

Jump to previous cell in row

Caps Lock + F4

Jump to next cell in column

Shift + Caps Lock + F4

Jump to previous cell in column

Caps Lock + E

Give negative feed back

Shift + Caps Lock + E

Give positive feed back

Ctrl + Caps Lock + Up Arrow

Navigate to parent

Ctrl + Caps Lock + Right Arrow

Navigate to next sibling

Ctrl + Caps Lock + Left Arrow

Navigate to previous sibling

Ctrl + Caps Lock + Down Arrow

Navigate to first child

I hope I did not miss out any of the Windows Narrator keyboard command keys. Enjoy!


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