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7 Easy Methods to Disable Narrator in Windows 10

Narrator allows you to use your computer without a display as it reads the text on your screen out loud for you. If you've been using the feature for some time but are not happy with it, you can turn off Narrator Windows 10. It's easy to disable the feature on your Windows 10 computer and the following guide shows you multiple means of accomplishing the task.

In this guide, you will learn about seven different methods on how to turn off Narrator on Windows 10. Each method does the same task but uses a different utility. Let's go check them out:

Method 1. Turn Off Narrator on Sign-in Screen

Many users believe that the sign-in screen does nothing but just let you log-in to your user account on your PC. Well, it can do more than that as there are diverse options on the screen that let you perform a number of tasks. One of these options allows you to disable the Narrator on your Windows 10 PC. Here's how you can use it.

narrator sign in screen

While you're on the sign-in screen, click on the Ease of Access button as highlighted in the above image. Then, click on the toggle next to Narrator and the feature will be turned off for you. You can click on the toggle again and Narrator will be enabled on your PC. The question of how to disable Narrator Windows 10 from the sign-in screen has been answered here.

Method 2. To Turn Off Narrator using Keyboard Shortcut

As you may already know, many of the tasks on a Windows PC can be done using keyboard shortcuts and turning Narrator on and off is no exception. You can manage it using a keyboard shortcut and it will enable and disable accordingly.

narrator keyboard shortcut

Press the Caps Lock + Esc key combo on your keyboard and Narrator will be turned off. If you are looking to switch between enable and disable of the feature, then use the Win + Ctrl + Enter key combo on your PC.

Method 3. Turn Off Narrator in Settings

If you would prefer the settings menu route to turn the Narrator off, you can do it on your Windows 10 PC. Settings is where all of your configurations are located, and Narrator settings can also be found in there. Here's how to access the Narrator settings and turn the feature off.

Step 1. Open the Settings app on your Windows 10 PC and click on the option that says Ease of Access.

ease of access

Step 2. When the Ease of Access panel opens, find and click on Narrator in the left panel. Then, in the right panel, turn the toggle for Narrator to the OFF position.

turn off narrator

Narrator should now be disabled on your Windows 10 PC. If you wish to learn how to turn on Narrator Windows 10, just turn the toggle to the ON position and the feature will be turned on again in your PC.

Method 4. Disable Narrator in Control Panel

Do you like the old and easy Control Panel to manage and change settings for your PC? If so, you have the option to disable Narrator right out of the Control Panel on your computer. The following shows how you do it.

Step 1: Launch the Control Panel on your Windows 10 PC and click on the Ease of Access Center icon.

ease of access control panel

Step 2: On the following screen, find and click on the option that says Use the computer without a display.

use pc without display

Step 3: On the screen that follows, uncheck the box next to Turn on Narrator and click on OK at the bottom.

uncheck narrator

The feature should be turned off now for your PC.

Method 5. Close Narrator in Task Manager

If Narrator is open and running on your PC, you can have it closed using the Task Manager utility on your PC. The said utility lets you close all the open apps on your computer and Narrator is just one of those apps. Here's how to do it:

Step 1: Right-click on your Taskbar and select Task Manager to launch the utility on your PC.

open task manager

Step 2: When the utility opens, ensure you're in the Processes tab. Then, find the app named Screen Reader and right-click on it and select End task.

end screen reader task

Step 3: Click on the Details tab in the utility, find the app named Narrator.exe and right-click on it and select End task.

narrator end task

Step 4: You will get a prompt on your screen where you need to click on End process.

end process prompt

The process for the Narrator feature will be killed and so Narrator will be closed on your PC.

Method 6. Turn Off Narrator in Narrator Jump List

Narrator Jump List is the easiest way to turn off the feature on your Windows 10 PC. All it requires you to do is click on two options and the feature gets disabled on your system. Here's how you can do it.

close narrator window

Step 1: Right-click on the Narrator icon in your Taskbar and select the option that says Close window. It will close the Narrator window which will close the running app on your machine.

Step 2: On the following screen, right-click on Snipping Tool and select Properties.

snipping tool properties

Step 3: Open the Shortcut tab and click on the field next to Shortcut key. Press the keys you want to set as hotkey for the tool and click on OK to save the changes.

snipping tool shortcut

From now on, whenever you press the hotkey, it will launch the Snipping Tool on your computer.

Method 7. Turn Off Narrator in Narrator Settings

Narrator settings is another place from where you can disable the Narrator feature on your computer. It's akin to the jump list method and below is how you do it.

exit narrator

Click on the Narrator icon in your Taskbar and choose the option that says Exit. That way you will quit the Narrator app and it will be closed on your system.

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