In this demo, I run through Scan Mode toggled via Narrator+Space, Narrator Views (changed with Narrator+Up/Down Arrows and navigate via Left/Right Arrows), and using Narrator gestures with the touch screen.

 

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In this demo, I use Notepad to demo the various Narrator navigating commands for previous, current and Next Character, Word, Line, Sentence, Paragraph, and Page.

I also demo continuous reading and show with the FN key it allows the cursor keys to be Home, End, Page UP, and Page Down.

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In this demo, I take you through the Typing Echo and Keyboard settings in Narrator settings access via Control+Windows+N.

Also do a bit of a demo showing how my typing settings sound by launching and typing in to Notepad.

 

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In this demo, I look at the startup options for Narrator within Narrator Settings accessed by Control+Windows+N, and go through the Narrator Home screen which is ahndy for beginer Narrator users.

Note - keep in mind that this and other demos is based upon the Windows Insider build of Windows 10 and is mostly what you can expect when the next version of Windows 10 is officially released.

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In this demo I take you in to Narrator Settings with Control+Windows+N and introduce you to Scan Mode with Caps Lock+Space Bar as an initial intro to this function.

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In this demo I take you through adjusting Narrators Speech rate, Volume, Punctuation, and a tip on Verbosity.

For the first 3 items, the minus (hyphen) and equals keys are used to to adjust.  The Equals key is the key that also has the Plus on it if you hold down the Shift key.  so a better way of thinking about this seuqnce is to think of mius and plus as least of way of remembering the commands which are:

Narrator+Minus decrease or Narrator Plus increase Speech rate,

Narrator+Control+Minus decrease or Narrator+Control+Plus increase Volume, and

Narrator+Alt+Minus counter clockwise or Narrator+Alt+Pus clockwise cycle through Punctuation.

Note - your Narrator key can either be Caps Lock or Insert.

Finally I have atip on Narrator+V for Verbosity where if you have it on Verbosity level 3, it will read list numbering such as on the desktop.  If you add a Shift to this command, you can cycle backwards through the verbosity setings.

 

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In Episode 2 of the Windows 10 Narrator Series, I identify the two Narrator keys (Caps Lock or Insert) that are used to start a Narrator command.

I then move on to demonstrate the Input Learning mode accessed via Caps Locs plus 1 that allows the user to explore the keyboard, Narrator commands, and the touch screen (such as on a Surface pro) without the keys, Narrator commands or touch's on the screen being acted upon.

To exit Input Learning mode, Caps Lock+1 twice.

As I point out in the demo, if you want to use the Caps Lock function, press it twice to turn it on and again twice to turn it off.

 

 

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In this first episode, I show you how to turn Narrator on and off with my Surface Pro using the keyboard shortcut Control+Windows+Enter - this will turn Narrator on or off.

For keys orientation, on the Surface pro keyboard, the keys to the left of the Space Bar going from left to right are Control, Function, Windows, and Alt.

The second method I demo is to use the Windows Run command like this - Windows+R, type in the word "Narrator" without the quotes, and press the Enter key.

When the Narrator interface comes up, you can TAb to Exit Narrator and press the Space Bar or ssimply press Control+Windows+Enter.

The final option I talk about is to use Cortana to turn on or off Narrator.  Run Cortana with Windows+C, say "turn on Narrator" without the quotes smile, and Narrator should turn on (of course say off instead of on to exit Narrator).

For some odd reason, on my Surface Pro this Cortana command(s) doesn't work.

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