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    Change Accessibility Tool to Launch in Windows 8 and 10

    Change Accessibility Tool to Launch in Windows 8 and 10

    How to Change Accessibility Tool to Launch in Windows 8 and Windows 10
    Published by Category: General Tips
    09 Jul 2018
    Designer Media Ltd


    How to Change Accessibility Tool to Launch in Windows 8 and Windows 10

    information   Information
    When you press the Windows button and Volume up button together on your tablet in Windows 8 or Windows 10, you can start an accessibility tool.

    Narrator is the default accessibility tool that will be launched.

    Accessibility Tool Description
    Magnifier Magnifier is a tool that enlarges part—or all—of your screen so you can see words and images better.
    Narrator Narrator describes Windows and apps and enables you to interact with them without viewing a screen.
    On-Screen Keyboard Instead of relying on a physical keyboard to type and enter data, you can also use the On-Screen Keyboard.

    This tutorial will show you how to change which accessibility tool you would like to be launched when pressing the Windows and Volume up buttons for your account in Windows 8 and Windows 10.
    Note   Note
    If you like, you can also set to launch the selected accessibility tool from the sign-in screen.

    How Change Assistive Technology Sign-in Settings in Windows 8 and Windows 10

    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: Change Accessibility Tool to Launch in Ease of Access Center
    • Option Two: Change Accessibility Tool to Launch using a REG file





    OPTION ONE

    Change Accessibility Tool to Launch in Ease of Access Center


    1. Open the Control Panel (icons viewer), and click/tap on the Ease of Access Center icon.

    2. Click/tap on the Make touch and tablets easier to use link. (see screenshot below)

    Change Accessibility Tool to Launch in Windows 8 and 10-accessibility_tool-1.jpg

    3. Select None, Magnifier, Narrator, or On-Screen Keyboard in the drop menu for what you want, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

    Change Accessibility Tool to Launch in Windows 8 and 10-accessibility_tool-2.jpg






    OPTION TWO

    Change Accessibility Tool to Launch using a REG file


    Note   Note
    The downloadable .reg files below will modify the DWORD and string values in the registry key below.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Accessibility\SlateLaunch

    LaunchAT DWORD

    0 = Disable (None)
    1 = Enable

    ATapp string value

    (blank) = None
    magnifierpane = Magnifier
    narrator = Narrator
    osk = On-Screen Keyboard

    1. Do step 2 (None), step 3 (Magnifier), step 4 (Narrator), or step 5 (On-Screen Keyboard) below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Select "None" for Accessibility Tool to Launch

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 6 below.

    Accessibility_tool-None.reg

    Download


     3. To Select "Magnifier" for Accessibility Tool to Launch

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 6 below.

    Accessibility_tool-Magnifier.reg

    Download


     4. To Select "Narrator" for Accessibility Tool to Launch

    NOTE: This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 6 below.

    Accessibility_tool-Narrator.reg

    Download


     5. To Select "On-Screen Keyboard" for Accessibility Tool to Launch

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 6 below.

    Accessibility_tool-On-Screen_Keyboard.reg

    Download

    6. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

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

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

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


    That's it,
    Shawn




  1. Posts : 174
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 1709
       #1

    Accessibility_tool-On-Screen_Keyboard
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Accessibility\SlateLaunch]
    "ATapp"="osk"
    "LaunchAT"=dword:00000001
    Does not work on Win10Pro 16299.
    I restarted Explorer.exe and no luck!
      My Computer

  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,984
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19640
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Hello mate, :)

    Did you use the .reg file from step 5 in Option 2?

    It still works for me without having to do anything else other than merge the .reg file.
      My Computers


 

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