Accessibility Enable or Disable Automatically Start Narrator before Sign-in in Windows 11


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Narrator lets you use your PC without a mouse to complete common tasks if you’re blind or have low vision. It reads and interacts with things on the screen, like text and buttons. Use Narrator to read and write email, browse the internet, and work with documents.

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This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off automatically start Narrator before sign-in for all users in Windows 11.


You must be signed in as an administrator to turn on or off automatically start Narrator before sign-in for everyone.



Contents

  • Option One: Turn On or Off Start Narrator before Sign-in in Settings
  • Option Two: Turn On or Off Start Narrator before Sign-in using REG file




Option One

Turn On or Off Start Narrator before Sign-in in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on Accessibility on the left side, and click/tap on Narrator on the right side. (see screenshot below)

Open Narrator settings (Win+Ctrl+N)

Narrator_Settings-1.png

3 Click/tap on Narrator to expand it open. (see screenshot below step 4)

4 Check (on) or uncheck (off - default) Start Narrator before sign-in for what you want. (see screenshot below)

Narrator_Settings-2.png

5 You can now close Settings if you like.




Option Two

Turn On or Off Start Narrator before Sign-in using REG file


1 Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you would like to do.

2 Turn On Start Narrator before Sign-in

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Turn_ON_Start_Narrator_before_sign-in_for_all_users.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Accessibility]
"Configuration"="narrator"

3 Turn Off Start Narrator before Sign-in

This is the default setting.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Turn_OFF_Start_Narrator_before_sign-in_for_all_users.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Accessibility]
"Configuration"=""

4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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