How to Automatically Start Narrator in Windows 11

This post shows students and new users steps to automatically start Narrator before or after they sign into Windows. The Narrator app feature in Windows helps those with limited vision or those who are unable to see text clearly on their screen.

Narrator app has also been greatly improved in Windows 11 with some Windows apps tightly integrated. For example, when you open an email in Outlook, Narrator will start reading—no commands required.

Narrator will read an email’s status (unread, forwarded, etc.), who sent it, the subject line, and any other characteristics of the email that are important or unique.

If Narrator is useful to you and you want to use it all the time, you can configure it so that it automatically starts up everytime you sign into Windows so you don’t to press the Windows key + CTRL + ENTER keys everytime you want to turn on Narrator.

How to auto start Narrator app in Windows 11

As mentioned above, the Narrator app feature in Windows helps those with limited vision or those who are unable to see text clearly on their screen.

Below is how to configure Narrator app to automatically start before or after you sign in to Windows.

Windows 11 has a centralized location for majority of its settings app. From system configurations to creating new users and updating Windows, all can be done from the System Settings pane.

To get to System Settings, you can use the Windows key + i shortcut or click on Start ==> Settings as shown in the image below:

Alternatively, you can use the search box on the taskbar and search for Settings. Then select to open it.

Windows Settings pane should look similar to the image below. In Windows Settings, click Accessibility, and select Narrator on the right pane of your screen shown in the image below.

windows 11 turn on narrator

On the Accessibility > Narrator settings pane, under Use Narrator, toggle the switch to On or Off to enable or disable Narrator in Windows.

Then under the Narrator tile, expand to open and check the boxes to Start Narrator before sign-in or after sign-in, or both.

  • Start Narrator before sign-in
  • Start Narrator after sign-in

You can also press the Windows key + CTRL + N on your keyboard to directly open the Narrator app settings.

That should do it!

Related post:

How to turn On or Off Narrator in Windows 11


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