13 Ways to Open Narrator in Windows 10

The instructions here will guide you with 13 Ways to Open Narrator in Windows 10. The utility is a built-in feature of Microsoft that can read text aloud and interacts with things appears on the computer screen. It allows you to use the device without a mouse or even a display to complete some basic tasks such as reading and writing email. Furthermore, this accessibility tool can be used to browse the internet, work with documents and read out the error messages. Microsoft mainly developed this utility with an intention to help those people who are visually impaired or have low vision. But general users can run the Narrator if they wish to hear what’s happening on the computer screen.

 

We can’t deny the fact that Windows Narrator is pretty useful as it allows the system to read out and report various events occurs on your Windows 10 PC. To get a better experience, you can even customize its settings including speaking rate, the degree of highness or lowness of a tone, and volume of the voice. To enjoy its amazing features, you need to Open Narrator first and for that, you can use a hotkey, Windows search bar, Task Manager, Command Prompt, etc. We will illustrate all possible ways one by one so stay tuned.

Methods list

1] Quickest way to open Windows Narrator
2] Use Windows Search bar
3] Take the help of Run Command
4] Open Narrator through Control Panel
5] Go through the Start menu
6] Open Narrator using Windows Settings app
7] Launch Windows Narrator with Task Manager
8] By way of Command Prompt
9] Acess Windows Narrator herewith Windows PowerShell
10] Open Narrator with File Explorer
11] By way of System32 directory
12] Create a desktop shortcut for Windows Narrator
13] Assign hotkey to open Narrator directly

 

Open Narrator in Windows 10

Here are 13 Ways to Open Narrator in Windows 10 –

1] Quickest way

All you need to do is pressing Win+Ctrl+Enter keys at one go to bring up Windows Narrator in the display.

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If this keyboard shortcut doesn’t work, you need to modify the Settings of Narrator app. Here’s how –

Step-1: Press Windows key and I simultaneously to open the Settings app.

Step-2: From the main interface, select Ease of Access.

Step-3: On the consequent page, click Narrator option from the left-overlay and then move to the corresponding right.

Step-4: Hover the cursor to Use Narrator section and click the checkbox of Allow the shortcut key to start Narrator.

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You are done!!! From now on, pressing Windows logo key + Ctrl + Enter will work to bring up Windows Narrator app.

2] Use Windows Search bar

Click the Start icon and when the menu shows up, type narrator.

When you view the result, click on Narrator from the top or hit Enter key.

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3] Take the help of Run Command

  • Do right-click on the Start icon and select Run from the appearing list.
  • Once the dialog box comes into the view, type narrator in the available field and click the OK button.
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4] Open Narrator through Control Panel

  1. Invoke Windows search by pressing Win+S hotkey at one go.
  2. Upon appearing, write down control panel in the search bar and hit Enter when the result becomes visible.
  3. When Control Panel page rolls out, set its view by type to Large icon and then select Ease of Access Center.
  4. On the next page, click Start Narrator from the right-pane.
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5] Go through the Start menu

Press Windows key to bring up Start menu in the computer screen.

When appears, click hash(#) icon located in the top and select W alphabet for quick access.

Locate Windows Ease of Access and click the arrow symbol located beside it.

Once it expands, select Narrator from the available options.

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6] Open Narrator using Windows Settings app

  • Open Windows Settings using any convenient way and when it shows up, select Ease of Acess tile.
  • Next, select Narrator from the left pane.
  • Shift to consequent right and turn on the toggle button located under Use Narrator to read and interact with your device.
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7] Launch Windows Narrator with Task Manager

  1. Right-click on a void space of Taskbar and then select Task Manager.
  2. When it becomes apparent, make sure that the wizard is expanded. If not, click More details.
  3. Take your cursor to the menu bar and click File.
  4. Thereafter, Choose Run new task from the dropdown.
  5. In the new pop-up, write narrator and click the OK button.
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8] By way of Command Prompt

Make a click on the Cortana search icon and type cmd.exe in it.

When the result turns up, hit the Enter key to open Command Prompt.

In the black panel, type narrator just after the blinking cursor and hit Enter.

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9] Acess Windows Narrator herewith Windows PowerShell

  • Press Win+X at once to invoke Power user menu.
  • Select Windows PowerShell.
  • When PowerShell becomes ready, write narrator and hit Enter key.
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10] Open Narrator with File Explorer

To open File Explorer, press Win+E together or simply click the Folder icon located in the Taskbar.

After appearing, take the cursor to its address bar.

Right-click on the same and select Edit address.

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Type narrator in the adress bar.

Hit the Enter key to open this accessibility feature.

11] By way of System32 directory

  • Press Windows key and R at one go to open Run Dialog box.
  • When it comes into the sight, type the following in the text field followed by pressing the OK button.

C:\Windows\System32

  • Once the directory appears, press Ctrl+F to active its Search bar.
  • Later on, type narrator there and when you see the result, double-click on the Narrator.exe.
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12] Create a desktop shortcut for Windows Narrator

Press Win+Q hotkey all together and type narrator in the specific field.

Once the result shows up, right-click on Narrator and select Open file location.

File Explorer will come up with Windows Ease of Access page.

Again, right-click on Narrator and select Send to followed by clicking Desktop (create shortcut).

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Now, move to desktop screen and double-click on the created shortcut to open Narrator.

13] Assign hotkey to open Narrator directly

Right-click on the desktop shortcut you created earlier and select Properties.

When the Properties wizard turns up, click on the box located next to Shortcut key.

Type any key you prefer.

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Once you are done, click the Apply button and then OK to make the changes effective.

As the system adds Ctrl+alt  automatically in the beginning, you need to press Ctrl+alt+your inputted key to open Narrator.

That’s all!!!!

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