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Important Narrator change (advisory): scan mode will be used by default in Fall Creators Update #narrator #ADVISORY #wintendev


 

Hi everyone,

 

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An important advisory for Narrator users: Scan mode was introduced in Version 1607 (Anniversary Update). This mode allows Narrator users to review screen content as though one is browsing a web document (or emulate one). In the past (up to Version 1703), you had to manually enable this mode (and you’ll get a reminder about this feature when you first start Narrator). In Fall Creators Update, scan mode will be enabled by default and available everywhere.

 

This means:

·         No more manual mode switching.

·         If you do switch modes, Narrator will remember to not invoke scan mode when you use the current app.

 

Cheers,

Joseph