macOS High Sierra

Hear punctuation

Change the level of punctuation that VoiceOver reads.

Note: VO represents the VoiceOver modifier.

  1. To open the Verbosity rotor, press VO-V.

  2. Press the Left Arrow or Right Arrow key until you hear “punctuation” and the current setting.

  3. Press the Up Arrow or Down Arrow key until you hear the setting you want, such as All or None.

  4. To close the rotor, press the Escape key or Fn-Tab.

You can also set punctuation options in the Text pane of the Verbosity category in VoiceOver Utility. To open VoiceOver Utility, press VO-F8 when VoiceOver is on.

If you’re using portable preferences on a guest computer when you change punctuation settings, the settings are saved to the portable preferences drive and not to the guest computer.