Tech Tips Home
The Best Tech Tips And Daily Deals
Newsletter On The Internet!

Shop online 24hrs a day or call us Mon-Fri
8:30AM-4:30PM EST - 1-800-915-2088
WorldStart Tech Tip And Store Search
Email: Password: Login Remember Me

Like what you see here? Subscribe to the Tech Tips newsletter!   Email: Subscribe

How Do I Turn Off Microsoft Narrator?

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 by | Filed Under: File & Disk Management
 
Loading...


Question: Help! My boyfriend did something to my laptop and it won’t stop talking to me. It says everything I type and every move I make.  He keeps laughing about it and won’t fix it, so I have to use it with the sound muted. How do I fix it in Windows 7?

Answer: Sounds like someone got an early start on an April Fool’s joke. Your boyfriend has turned on Windows Narrator, which is actually a wonderful tool for the visually impaired. Here’s how to turn it off. In the search box of the start menu type “ease of access.”  Or go to Control Panel and choose “Ease of Access.”

Either way, click on the “Ease of Access” icon.

In the Ease of Access Center window, you’ll want to click on “Start Narrator

In the Microsoft Narrator window select “Control whether narrator starts when I log on.”

You’ll probably see that “turn on narrator” and “turn on audio description” are checked.  Uncheck them and then hit apply.

  I would also suggest password protecting your computer and perhaps changing the language settings on your boyfriend’s computer to Mandarin Chinese.  Just kidding, it’s wrong to mess with other people’s tech.

~ Cynthia

Tags: , ,

Comments are closed.

Like these tips? Get them for FREE in your email!

WorldStart's Tech Tips Newsletter

  • Tech Tips Daily - Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

  • Tech Tips Weekly - If you don't want our Tech Tips newsletter every day, then sign up for this weekly newsletter to get the best information of the week. Sent on Fridays.

Other Newsletters

  • WorldStart's Daily Deals - Every week, we send out great deals in our Daily Deals newsletter. Many of these deals are exclusively for our Daily Deals newsletter subscribers and can't be found with our regular specials.

  • Just For Grins - Each issue includes a couple clean jokes, some funny quotes, and a hilarious reader's story. Newsletter is sent five days a week.


Enter Email Address:

Subscribe

Your e-mail address is safe with us!
We only use it to send you the newsletters you request. It is NEVER disclosed to a third party for any reason, ever! Plus, if you decided you don't like our newsletters (don't worry, you'll love them), unsubscribing is fast and easy.

Free Newsletter Signup



Tech Tips Daily

Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

Tech Tips Weekly

The week's best in tech and computer help. Get your issue sent to your email every Friday!

WorldStart's Daily Deals

The very best deals on the Internet! Get a new set of incredible sales every day of the week!

Just For Grins

Clean jokes, funny quotes, and hilarious comics. Sent 5 times a week straight to your email.


Subscribe


Love Worldstart? Refer A Friend!

WorldStart's Premium Membership

Tip Archive


Categories:
Archives: