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Narrator — \windows\system32\narrator.exe

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Start All Programs Accessories Accessibility Magnifier

The Narrator is used to assist those with visual impairments by using a voice synthesizer and your computer's sound hardware to read aloud text and the titles of screen elements. Check the "Announced events on screen" option to have Narrator speak messages that appear, the titles of Windows when they are activated, and the captions of many types of screen elements. Narrator can also speak each letter and number as its corresponding key is pressed on the keyboard.

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To read an entire window, click the window and then press Ctrl-Shift-Spacebar. To read the caption of the control with the focus, or to read the contents of a text field, press Ctrl-Shift-Enter. To get a more detailed description of an item, press Ctrl-Shift-Insert. To read the title bar of a window, press Alt-Home. To read the status bar of a window, press Alt-End. To silence the speech, press the Ctrl key by itself.


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