macOS High Sierra

NumPad pane of the Commanders category

Use the NumPad pane of the Commanders category in VoiceOver Utility to enable the NumPad Commander and assign VoiceOver commands to numeric keypad keys.

To open VoiceOver Utility, press Command-F5 to turn VoiceOver on, then press VO-F8.

Note: VO represents the VoiceOver modifier.

Enable NumPad Commander

Enable the NumPad Commander.

When the NumPad Commander is enabled, you can’t use Mouse Keys, an accessibility feature in macOS.

Modifier pop-up menu

Click the pop-up menu, then choose a modifier key to increase the number of numeric keys you can assign VoiceOver commands to.

Numpad Key

Indicates the numeric keypad key you assigned a VoiceOver command to.


Indicates the VoiceOver command currently assigned to a numeric keypad key.

Click the current command to display pop-up menus for the different types of commands you can assign to a key.