macOS High Sierra

Assign VoiceOver commands to gestures

Customize some VoiceOver gestures by assigning specific VoiceOver commands to them.

Note: VO represents the VoiceOver modifier.

  1. Open VoiceOver Utility (press VO-F8 when VoiceOver is on), click the Commanders category, then click Trackpad.

  2. Make sure Enable Trackpad Commander is selected, then click Assign Commands.

  3. Click the pop-up menu, then choose a modifier key, such as Command or Shift, to use with your customized gestures.

  4. Interact with the Trackpad Gesture Commands table, then navigate down the Trackpad Gesture column until you hear the gesture you want to customize. For more information, see Interact with content areas and groups.

  5. In the Command column, click the pop-up menu of commands, navigate the available commands until you hear the one you want, then press Return.

    Use the Custom Commands menu to assign scripts and Automator workflows to gestures.

VoiceOver includes a set of standard VoiceOver gestures, which you can’t change.