Turn On/ Off Narrator in Windows 8

Windows installs many features that are quite unknown to many users out there. Windows OS has always been the first choice for a beginner as it is user friendly. Do you know about the Narrator feature introduced in Windows? Narrator as the name indicates it reads out the text on PC for you. This Windows feature comes in handy for the senior citizens crossing fifties or for those who are suffering from vision, hearing, or dexterity impairments. Follow the tutorial below to know how to use narrator in Windows 8.

narrator in windows

You can increase the font size to be able to read text more comfortably using Windows features like Windows Magnifier. Likewise you can now allow your system to read out your activities or any text on your system.

Narrator is an in-inbuilt Windows accessibility tool. This tool enables you to use your PC without a display. It read aloud and describes each and every activities on your PC this also includes reading out error messages. If you have anyone around with any kind of impairments, you can enable this feature for comfortable use of users. Simply move your mouse cursor to the text you want to read, and narrator starts reading out for you.

How to start Narrator in Windows 8

  • Firstly, you need to sign in to your Windows 8
  • Press Windows key + U or hit the Ease of access button in the lower-left corner and select Narrator
  • In Windows 8 desktop mode, press Windows key +Enter to start the Narrator ( If you are using tab, then press the
  • Windows key + Volume Up button together)
  • Or simpy click on control panel tile and go to All Control Panel Items > Ease of Access Center
  • To turn off Narrator in Windows, simply press Caps Lock key + Esc.

Narrator also allows you to configure Narrator Settings. For example, you can change the voice, Echo keyboard keystrokes while typing and many more.

narrator settings general

Upon following the tutorial here you can now easily turn On or Off Narrator whenver necessary.

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