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Make Windows 7 Computer Talk to You

By Codrut Nistor

Posted in How-to, Windows-7

There are several hidden features Windows 7 operating system which are not yet explored by many users. For example many users don't know that a Windows 7 computer can speak whatever is displayed on the screen. This feature when enabled can be used a) to make using Windows 7 computer easier for physically challenged people and/or b) for fun. A Windows 7 computer has a built-in narrator that is turned on to enable the audio. Users however need speakers to enjoy this facility. As a Windows 7 user you can enable narrator by following the steps given below:

  1. Logon to the Windows 7 computer with the user account on which you want to turn on the narrator.
  2. Right click anywhere on the desktop and from the opened menu point to Personalize and click on it.
  3. On the opened page at the bottom right corner click on Ease of Access Centre link.
  4. On the next window click on Use the computer without a display link.
  5. On the appeared window under Hear text read aloud section check Turn on Narrator checkbox.
  6. Once done click on Apply button to test the configuration.
  7. When satisfied with the settings finally click on Ok button to make the settings persistent.