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How to Turn On or Off Showing Narrator QuickStart Guide at Narrator Startup in Windows 10


Narrator is a screen-reading app built into Windows 10.

Starting with Windows 10 build 17704, when Narrator launches, a new Quickstart tutorial experience will be available. The Narrator Quickstart will help you get up and running quickly with Narrator. It teaches the basics of using Narrator, such as learning the keys on your keyboard, navigation, the most used commands etc. At the end of the Quickstart there is a link to the User Guide where you can continue learning about Narrator.

Narrator QuickStart will show by default when the Heads up! Narrator keyboard changes message is closed.

When the Narrator Quickstart launches, Scan Mode may not reliably be on by default. Microsoft recommends going through the Quickstart with Scan Mode on. To verify that Scan Mode is on, press Caps Lock + Space.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off showing the Narrator QuickStart guide at the startup of Narrator for your account in Windows 10.


 CONTENTS:

  • Option One: Turn Off Showing Narrator QuickStart Guide at Narrator Startup
  • Option Two: Turn On or Off Showing Narrator QuickStart Guide at Narrator Startup using a REG file


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Turn On or Off Showing Narrator QuickStart Guide in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Turn On or Off Showing Narrator QuickStart Guide in Windows 10
Turn Off Showing Narrator QuickStart Guide at Narrator Startup

1. Turn on Narrator.

2. In Narrator QuickStart, check the Don't show this guide again box, and close Narrator QuickStart. (see screenshot below)

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Turn On or Off Showing Narrator QuickStart Guide in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Turn On or Off Showing Narrator QuickStart Guide in Windows 10
Turn On or Off Showing Narrator QuickStart Guide at Narrator Startup using a REG file


The downloadable .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Narrator\QuickStart

SkipQuickStart DWORD

0 = On
1 = Off


1. Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Turn On Showing Narrator QuickStart Guide at Narrator Startup

This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Turn_ON_Narrator_QuickStart.reg

download


 3. To Turn Off Showing Narrator QuickStart Guide at Narrator Startup

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Turn_OFF_Narrator_QuickStart.reg

download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn