Accessibility Enable or Disable Narrator Keyboard Shortcut 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.

You can use the Win+Ctrl+Enter keyboard shortcut to toggle Narrator on or off.

If you like, you can disable the Narrator keyboard shortcut to prevent mistakenly turning on or off Narrator with it.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off the Narrator keyboard shortcut for your account in Windows 11.


Contents

  • Option One: Turn On or Off Narrator Keyboard Shortcut in Settings
  • Option Two: Turn On or Off Narrator Keyboard Shortcut using REG file




Option One

Turn On or Off Narrator Keyboard Shortcut 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_shortcut_Settings-1.png

3 Turn On (default) or Off Keyboard shortcut for Narrator for what you want. (see screenshot below)

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4 You can now close Settings if you like.




Option Two

Turn On or Off Narrator Keyboard Shortcut using REG file


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

2 Turn On Keyboard Shortcut for Narrator

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_ON_Narrator_keyboard_shortcut_for_current_user.reg


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

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Narrator\NoRoam]
"WinEnterLaunchEnabled"=dword:00000001

3 Turn Off Keyboard Shortcut for Narrator

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

Turn_OFF_Narrator_keyboard_shortcut_for_current_user.reg


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

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Narrator\NoRoam]
"WinEnterLaunchEnabled"=dword:00000000

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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