How to Customize Narrator Voice in Windows 10


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

Narrator lets you use your PC without a display or mouse to complete common tasks if you’re blind or have low vision. It reads and interacts with things on the screen, like text and buttons. Use Narrator to read and write email, browse the internet, and work with documents.

Specific commands let you navigate Windows, the web, and apps, as well as get info about the area of the PC you're in. Navigation is available using headings, links, landmarks, and more. You can read text (including punctuation) by page, paragraph, line, word, and character as well as determine characteristics like font and text color. Efficiently review tables with row and column navigation.

Narrator also has a navigation and reading mode called Scan Mode. Use it to get around Windows 10 using just the up and down arrows on your keyboard. You can also use a braille display to navigate your PC and read text.

Finally, you can personalize Narrator's voice to adjust the speaking rate, pitch, and volume as well as install some third-party text-to-speech voices.
  • Speed - Control the speed at which Narrator speaks.
  • Volume - Adjust the volume at which Narrator speaks.
  • Pitch - Adjust the pitch of Narrator voice.
  • Select a different voice - Choose from different available Narrator voices in your language.

This tutorial will show you how to change the voice, voice speed, voice pitch, and voice volume of Narrator for your account in Windows 10.


 CONTENTS:

  • Option One: To Change Narrator Voice in Settings
  • Option Two: To Change Narrator Voice Speed in Settings
  • Option Three: To Change Narrator Voice Pitch in Settings
  • Option Four: To Change Narrator Voice Volume in Settings
  • Option Five: To Change Narrator Voice, Voice Speed, Voice Pitch, Voice Volume in Narrator Settings
  • Option Six: To Change Narrator Voice in Registry Editor
  • Option Seven: To Change Narrator Voice Speed in Registry Editor
  • Option Eight: To Change Narrator Voice Pitch in Registry Editor
  • Option Nine: To Change Narrator Voice Volume in Registry Editor





OPTION ONE

To Change Narrator Voice in Settings


1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Ease of Access icon.

You can also press the Win+Ctrl+N keys to directly open to Narrator settings.

2. Click/tap on Narrator on the left side. (see screenshot below)

3. Under the Personalize Narrator's voice section, select a voice you want in the Choose a voice drop menu.

You can add more voices for Narrator by adding a language for your account in Windows 10 and selecting to install its language pack and speech features.

You can also download and install third-party voices for Narrator.

4. You can now close Settings if you like.

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OPTION TWO

To Change Narrator Voice Speed in Settings


1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Ease of Access icon.

You can also press the Win+Ctrl+N keys to directly open to Narrator settings.

2. Click/tap on Narrator on the left side. (see screenshot below)

3. Under the Personalize Narrator's voice section on the right side, adjust the Change voice speed slider to the level you want.

You can hover the pointer over the slider button to see the current level number.

The default voice speed is 10.

4. You can now close Settings if you like.

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OPTION THREE

To Change Narrator Voice Pitch in Settings


1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Ease of Access icon.

You can also press the Win+Ctrl+N keys to directly open to Narrator settings.

2. Click/tap on Narrator on the left side. (see screenshot below)

3. Under the Personalize Narrator's voice section on the right side, adjust the Change voice pitch slider to the level you want.

You can hover the pointer over the slider button to see the current level number.

The default voice pitch is 10.

4. You can now close Settings if you like.

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OPTION FOUR

To Change Narrator Voice Volume in Settings


1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Ease of Access icon.

You can also press the Win+Ctrl+N keys to directly open to Narrator settings.

2. Click/tap on Narrator on the left side. (see screenshot below)

3. Under the Personalize Narrator's voice section on the right side, adjust the Change voice volume slider to the level you want.

You can hover the pointer over the slider button to see the current level number.

The default voice volume is 100.

4. You can now close Settings if you like.

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OPTION FIVE

To Change Narrator Voice, Voice Speed, Voice Pitch, Voice Volume in Narrator Settings


1. While Narrator is turned on and running, click/tap on the Narrator icon on the taskbar, and click/tap on Voice. (see screenshot below)

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2. Select a voice (ex: "Microsoft David") you want for Narrator in the drop down menu. (see screenshot below)

3. Select the speed of the voice you want.

The default voice speed is 50 percent.

4. Select the volume of the voice you want.

The default voice speed is 50 percent.

5. Select the pitch of the voice you want.

The default voice pitch is 50 percent.

6. When finished, click/tap on Save changes to keep these changes.

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OPTION SIX

To Change Narrator Voice in Registry Editor


1. Press the Win+R keys to open Run, type regedit, and click/tap on OK to open Registry Editor.

2. Navigate to the key below in the left pane of Registry Editor. (see screenshot below)

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Narrator\NoRoam

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3. In the right pane of the NoRoam key, double click/tap on the SpeechVoice string value to modify it. (see screenshot above)

4. Type the full name of an available voice (ex: "Microsoft David - English (United States)") listed in Option One you want to use, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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5. You can now close Registry Editor if you like.






OPTION SEVEN

To Change Narrator Voice Speed in Registry Editor


1. Press the Win+R keys to open Run, type regedit, and click/tap on OK to open Registry Editor.

2. Navigate to the key below in the left pane of Registry Editor. (see screenshot below)

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Narrator

Customize Narrator Voice in Windows 10-narrator_voice_speed_regedit-1.png

3. In the right pane of the NoRoam key, double click/tap on the SpeechSpeed DWORD value to modify it. (see screenshot above)

4. Select (dot) Decimal, type a number between 0 to 20 for the voice speed you want, click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

The default voice speed is 10.

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5. You can now close Registry Editor if you like.






OPTION EIGHT

To Change Narrator Voice Pitch in Registry Editor


1. Press the Win+R keys to open Run, type regedit, and click/tap on OK to open Registry Editor.

2. Navigate to the key below in the left pane of Registry Editor. (see screenshot below)

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Narrator

Customize Narrator Voice in Windows 10-narrator_voice_pitch_regedit-1.png

3. In the right pane of the NoRoam key, double click/tap on the SpeechPitch DWORD value to modify it. (see screenshot above)

4. Select (dot) Decimal, type a number between 0 to 20 for the voice pitch you want, click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

The default voice pitch is 10.

Customize Narrator Voice in Windows 10-narrator_voice_pitch_regedit-2.png

5. You can now close Registry Editor if you like.






OPTION NINE

To Change Narrator Voice Volume in Registry Editor


1. Press the Win+R keys to open Run, type regedit, and click/tap on OK to open Registry Editor.

2. Navigate to the key below in the left pane of Registry Editor. (see screenshot below)

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Narrator\NoRoam

Customize Narrator Voice in Windows 10-narrator_voice_volume_regedit-1.jpg

3. In the right pane of the NoRoam key, double click/tap on the SpeechVolume DWORD value to modify it. (see screenshot above)

4. Select (dot) Decimal, type a number between 0 to 100 for the voice volume you want, click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

The default voice volume is 100.

Customize Narrator Voice in Windows 10-narrator_voice_volume_regedit-2.png

5. You can now close Registry Editor if you like.


That's it,
Shawn


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