Turn off Narrator with Windows 10 - Tips


The Narrator is a screen reader app built into Windows 10.

The Narrator reads the text on the PC screen aloud

You can turn off the narrator with various procedures.


Presses on the keyboard keys Ctrl + Windows Logo Key + N

Click on the box → Disable the narrator.

Solution 2

Click on the keyboard keys Windows + U.

Or go in Settings → Ease of use options

The line → Narrator

Click on the box → Activate the narrator.

In the new dialog box that opens click on → Disable the narrator

Solution 3

Control Panel → Ergonomics Options

Click on Narrator.

Disables the Narrator checkbox in the dialog box.

You can uncheck the 2 boxes if you wish

- Read this session aloud

- Always analyze this section

Close the control panel window.

Solution 4

Go on this page

Click → Activate the narrator.

A dialog box opens.

Click → Open the link.

The Settings window opens.

Disable the box → Narrator.

Solution 5

In the search box (it's the magnifying glass with Windows version 1909) on the taskbar or Cortana

Type → narrator

Click on narrator to open it.

Then click on the box → Disable the narrator

Solution 6

With the Task Manager.

Right click on the taskbar

Click on the line on → Task Manager

Go to tab → Process

Spot the line → Screen reader

Right click on Screen reader and click on the line → End of tasks

A window opens.

Click in the box → Disable the narrator

Solution 7

Disable the narrator with a .reg

Save Disable_Narrator

Go to your "Download" folder

You can put the "Disable_Narrator" file on the desktop by minimizing the window.

Run File → Disable_Narrator_shortcut_key_for_current_user

(With the left click).

Click on Yes then OK ...

Restart the PC.


You can also right click on the file and then → Merge

To put it back if necessary Enable_Narrator

Solution 8

Permanently disable the narrator in the Windows registry.

Keyboard key Windows + R

Type → regedit

Then OKAY.

Go to this registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER → SOFTWARE → Microsoft → Narrator → NoRoam

Click → NoRoam

In the right pane, click → WinEnterLaunchEnabled

It is the penultimate line.

Below Value Data removes the 1

Tap to disable the narrator → 0 (zero).

Leave the base in "Hexadecimal"

Click to end on → OK

Close the registry window.

Restart the PC to take the change into consideration.


If you do not see the registry key WinEnterLaunchEnabled.

Create the WinEnterLaunchEnabled registry key

Go to this registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER → SOFTWARE → Microsoft → Narrator → NoRoam

Select → NoRoam

Right click sure " NoRoam »

From the context menu, select “New” → “DWORD Value” (32bits) even if you have a 64-bit Windows.

The registry key will be added in the right pane.

Name the → WinEnterLaunchEnabled

Value data → 0 (zero) i.e. Disable

Click on OK to finish

Close the registry window

If you want to reactivate the narrator delete 0 and tape 1 (hexadecimal).

Other solution

Disable the narrator in System32.

Keyboard keys Windows + R

Make a copy / paste → % Systemroot% System32

Or open Windows Explorer and navigate to C: Windows System32 directory

Get off the list to → Narrator (its size is 481 KB).

Make a right click on the file "Narrator "And choose Properties.

Choose tab Security and press Advanced.

Choose User and press Edit.

Delete read, execute, and play permissions, and then press OKAY.

Now tap on Change at the top under Owner and write the system in the text field

Press OK for all dialogues


If you don't have permissions.

At the top of the window, click Edit to edit the owner permissions (next to Trustedlnstaller).

In the text field, write your username and press OK to access all dialog boxes.

You should now be able to change the permissions of the file. This is where we remove all permissions from your user and the user returns to the system. This way, your user will not be able to start the Narrator.


Disables reopening of programs in Settings.

Go in Parameters then in Accounts

Then on the line → Connection options

In the right pane all the way down → Use my login details to automatically finish my device setup and reopen my apps after an update or reboot.

Good luck to all.

This article is regularly updated by experts under the
direction of Jean-François Pillou, founder of CommentCaMarche
and delegate director for digital development of the Figaro group.

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