Accessibility Enable or Disable Show Narrator Home when Narrator Starts 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.

Every time you turn on Narrator you’ll go to Narrator Home, which gives you one place where you can open everything you need, whether you want to change your Narrator settings or learn basics with QuickStart. The links at Narrator Home include QuickStart, Narrator guide (which takes you to this online user guide), What’s New, Settings, and Feedback. You can also control whether Narrator Home opens when Narrator starts in Narrator settings or by using the checkbox on Narrator home.

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This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off show Narrator Home when Narrator starts for your account in Windows 11.


Contents

  • Option One: Turn On or Off Show Narrator Home when Narrator Starts in Narrator Home
  • Option Two: Turn On or Off Show Narrator Home when Narrator Starts in Settings
  • Option Three: Turn On or Off Show Narrator Home when Narrator Starts using REG file


EXAMPLE: Narrator Home

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Option One

Turn On or Off Show Narrator Home when Narrator Starts in Narrator Home


1 While Narrator is turned on, click/tap on the Narrator notification icon on the taskbar corner to open Narrator Home. (see screenshot below)

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2 In Narrator Home, check (on - default) or uncheck (off) Show Narrator Home when Narrator starts for what you want. (see screenshot below)

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Option Two

Turn On or Off Show Narrator Home when Narrator Starts 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)

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

4 Check (on - default) or uncheck (off) Show Narrator Home when Narrator starts for what you want. (see screenshot below)

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5 You can now close Settings if you like.




Option Three

Turn On or Off Show Narrator Home when Narrator Starts using REG file


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

2 Turn On Show Narrator Home when Narrator Starts

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_show_Narrator_Home_when_Narrator_starts.reg


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

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Narrator\NarratorHome]
"AutoStart"=dword:00000001

3 Turn Off Show Narrator Home when Narrator Starts

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

Turn_OFF_show_Narrator_Home_when_Narrator_starts.reg


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

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Narrator\NarratorHome]
"AutoStart"=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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