|« A simple in-process HTTP server for Windows 8 Metro apps||Where to get/download LSIUtil »|
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
I just picked up my Surface, and a huge annoyance is having Narrator (a screen reader) pop up every time I accidentally hit Win+Enter. (Ctrl+Enter sends mail in the mail app, and I often accidentally hit Win instead of Ctrl.)
The easiest solution I've found for disabling the hotkey is to disable the executable. You can do this by finding Narrator.exe in System32 and turning off the execute permission, or an even easier way is to create a registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT \CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\Narrator.exe
And in that key, create a String named
Debugger with value
Or merge this reg file. To re-enable Narrator, delete that registry key.
Mark on Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 06:20
Thank you, that issue was so annoying!
Eyal Herlin on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 01:08
Thanks you for saving my life ;)
bobby on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 15:17
life saver !
rhywun on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 17:18
tolesa54 on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 15:20
r3habn on Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 15:49
exactly what i needed, it was driving me crazy! thank you
thanks on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 08:54
thanks. there is no solution. but you gave me that solution.
Victor on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 04:06
I never reply on post like this. Though, this problem was so annoying, that I need to say "THANK YOU!!!!"
Martin on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 14:37
Very good solution. It works very well. Thanks for it.
Grigori Rho Gharveyn on Friday, March 21, 2014 at 06:21
Found THIS: <CAPSLOCK> + <ESC> Worked Great!
Accidentally turned on the Narrator (aka Screen Reader) by hitting the windows logo key and something else, possibly the numeral 1 key above the Q key...
In Excel <CTRL><1> is an easy shortcut to format the properties of objects and cells, possibly hitting that logo key instead of CTRL turned the voice on.
Annoyed by Narrator on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 21:39
Thank you so much!!
sonfri13 on Friday, April 18, 2014 at 08:16
works wonderfully, thanks.
hate8 on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 04:44
Love quick and dirty reg fixes, thanks! Much better than so many of the other solutions offered by others.
Why, Windows 8, why?
EJR on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 06:13
Thank you SO much.
Vivienne Westwood shirts womens on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 07:58
In addition to the foreign trade enterprises, some due to factors such as designer fame formed a certain well-known Qingdao garment enterprises will also turn their attention to e-commerce, to a Qingdao China Garments CoVivienne Westwood UK, LtdVivienne Westwood UK is one of themVivienne Westwood UK But in the process of the specific operating e-commerce mode, this enterprise has experienced "growing pains" to reverse the market positioningVivienne Westwood UK
vivienne westwood scarf on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 08:47
Not content to blend into the crowd, these aren't just any PVC shoes. All Melissa shoes are made with the brand's own PVC which is- wait for it- scented. This footwear smells of bubblegum, thanks to the 'candylicious' scent of Melissa's PVC.Recent years have seen fashion brands move towards a more sustainable and fair production method, eliminating damage to the environment wherever possible. The PVC used to make the shoes is entirely free from animal products, totally hypo-allergenic and fully cruelty free. As well as all this, it is totally, 100% recyclable, putting the fashionista's conscience at ease.