If you are not using Narrator, you can completely turn off the narrator in Windows 10. You can also disable narrator shortcut too. Here's how.
The Narrator is a built-in Windows 10 accessibility feature. When enabled, the Windows Narrator can read aloud the on-screen content. If needed, it also lets you control and interact with things like buttons and fields on the screen. This lets you use the computer without any active display or screen. As you can guess, the Narrator feature is mainly aimed towards users with vision problems or who are blind.
The Narrator can be activated with a simple keyboard shortcut or from the Settings app or the control panel. If you are not actively using the Narrator feature, it is better to disable it. Otherwise, it is very easy to accidentally turn on Narrator.
In this quick guide, let me show you the procedure to disable the Narrator in Windows 10.
Steps to Turn OFF Narrator in Windows 10
Follow the steps below to turn off the narrator from the Settings app.
- Open the Start menu.
- Click on the "Settings" icon on the left panel.
- Go to the "Ease of Access" page.
- Select the "Narrator" tab on the left panel.
- On the right panel, turn off the "Use Narrator" option.
As soon as you toggle the switch to the OFF position, the Windows 10 Narrator is turned off completely. To turn on the Narrator functionality back, follow the same steps but toggle the switch to the "ON" position in step 5.
Using Control Panel
You use the Control Panel panel to disable the Narrator functionality in Windows 10. Here's how.
- Open the Start menu.
- Search and open "Control Panel".
- Set "View by" to "Large icons".
- Click on the "Ease of Access Center" option.
- Click "Use the computer without a display" link under the "Explore all settings" section.
- Uncheck "Turn on Narrator" checkbox.
- Click "Ok" to save changes.
After saving the changes, the Narrator feature is turned off in Windows 10. To turn it back on, follow the same steps but select the checkbox in step 6.
Disable Narrator Keyboard Shortcut in Windows 10
After turning off the Narrator, you can turn it back on with the Ctrl + Windows Key + Enter keyboard shortcut. If you don't like that or if the Narrator keyboard shortcut is interfering with your typing experience, you can disable the shortcut too. That way, you don't accidentally enable the Narrator functionality.
Follow the steps shown below to disable the Narrator keyboard shortcut.
- Open the Settings app.
- Go to "Ease of Access".
- Go to the "Narrator" page.
- On the right page, uncheck the "Allow the shortcut key activate Narrator" option.
- Changes are saved automatically.
- Close the Settings app.
That is it. You've disabled the Narrator keyboard shortcut key in Windows 10. To enable it back, follow the same steps but select the checkbox in steps 4.
That is all. It is that simple to disable Windows Narrator and disable Narrator keyboard shortcut. If you are stuck or need some help, comment below and I will try to help as much as possible. If you like the article, check out how to change the Windows system font size.