Hear VoiceOver hints and information about items on Mac
VoiceOver provides several ways to learn more about the item in the VoiceOver cursor.
Note: VO represents the VoiceOver modifier.
Hear a description of the item: Press VO-F3. If Trackpad Commander is enabled, tap the trackpad three times. A sound effect indicates if the cursor is in a blank area.
Hear the item’s help tag: Press VO-Shift-H. VoiceOver tells you if an item doesn’t have a help tag (sometimes called a “tooltip”).
Hear how to use the item: Press VO-Shift-N.
To have help tags and instructions read automatically, open VoiceOver Utility (press VO-F8 when VoiceOver is on), click the Verbosity category, then click Hints.