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Utility Manager\windows\system32\utilman.exe

Manage the various accessibility tools that come with Windows XP.

To Open

Windows logo key + U

Start Programs Accessories Accessibility Utility Manager

Command Prompt utilman /start

Description

The Utility Manager application allows you to control the Magnifier, Narrator, and On-Screen Keyboard — all of which are discussed earlier this chapter — from one central location (see Figure 4-101). Use the Utility Manager to start or stop the accessibility tools, or configure Windows to start any or all of them automatically when you log in, when you lock your Desktop, or when the Utility Manager starts.

Figure 4-101. Use the Utility Manager to control Magnifier, Narrator, and On-Screen Keyboard from a single window


Notes

  • As the warning states the first time you try to open Utility Manager from the Start menu, some features will be disabled if it is not started using the keyboard hotkey (Windows logo key + U).

  • If you have an older keyboard that does not have a Windows logo key on it, and if you must start Utility Manager from the Start menu or command line, you won't be able to set the automatic starting of accessibility tools from within Utility Manager.

See Also

Microsoft Magnifier, Narrator, On-Screen Keyboard

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