1.    07 Jul 2017 #1
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    Narrator


    I'm surprised that searching for "narrator" returns no matches at all in this forum. So I guess I'm the first Windows 10 Home user to have the narrator come on when I don't want it. I eventually figured out how to turn it off that one time. It isn't easy to do. I'd like to know how to disable it so I don't get that weird, unpleasant surprise again. Any help here? Thanks.
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  2.    07 Jul 2017 #2
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    There are quite a few results.

    Narrator Solved - Windows 10 Forums
    This recent one I recall might be relevant.

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  3.    07 Jul 2017 #3
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    Go to Settings/Ease of Access/Narrator
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  4.    07 Jul 2017 #4
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    That jpg page you've posted dalchina does not contain working links. It's just a picture and I can't cut and past from it either.
    Spunk's suggestion just takes me to the app itself. It was already turned off. However there are keyboard shortcuts that will turn it on and I must hit that combination by accident from time to time. That's why I want to disable it.

    I just tried to search again using that little white search block on this page and I get no results, just paid ads related to "narrator".
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  5.    07 Jul 2017 #5
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    The jpg he posted shows what happens when you type narrator into the search box, that there is lots of results for it and not what you stated in your first post.
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  6.    07 Jul 2017 #6
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    Please have a look at the post I quoted, where someone was having problems turning it off.

    Narrator Solved - Windows 10 Forums
    This recent one I recall might be relevant.
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  7.    07 Jul 2017 #7
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    I suppose I have two problems then. I also can't get any results when I type narrator in the search box except for ads. Any ideas on how to fix that?
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  8.    07 Jul 2017 #8
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    Try an ad-blocker browser extension? (Hmm.. am I allowed to suggest that? )

    However, on that basis of what you say you see, you'd then get absolutely no results.

    What happens if you search for, say, disk imaging?

    This is what I see - with an ad-blocker.
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  9.    07 Jul 2017 #9
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    OK, looks like I had a bad case of computer tunnel vision. The ads and white space below filled my screen in such a way that I hadn't realized I wasn't seeing the entire results. In the meantime I think it's solved by using the registry hack I found on another site. I'll take my ten lashes with a wet noodle but microsoft deserves a bonk on the head for not designing that feature with a permanent shutoff switch. 99 percent of the 'help' articles I found show you how to turn it off, but none could show how to keep it off. At the very least they could have made the computer keys turn on with something less inviting for a mistake than Windows+enter. That's all you have to do to activate it. How about have to hold F3+F9. A blind person could readily find those keys but no one would ever likely hit them together in error. Thanks for the assistance.
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