VoiceOver User Guide
- What’s new in VoiceOver
- Use VoiceOver in the login window
- Change function key behavior
- Make VoiceOver ignore the next key press
- Learn or mute VoiceOver sound effects
- Hear hints and information
- Use positional audio
- Interact with areas and groups
- Hear progress or status changes
- Select and deselect items
- Drag and drop items
- Use cursor tracking
- Use VoiceOver Utility
- Change voice settings
- Customize verbosity
- Customize punctuation
- Change how VoiceOver pronounces text and symbols
- Change what the VoiceOver rotor shows
- Create custom labels for UI elements
- Export, import, and reset VoiceOver preferences
- Use VoiceOver portable preferences
- Use VoiceOver activities
Use VoiceOver to hear what you type on Mac
VoiceOver can speak what you’re typing (known as a “typing echo”).
Note: VO represents the VoiceOver modifier. See Use the VoiceOver modifier.
To open the Verbosity rotor, press VO-V.
Press the Left Arrow or Right Arrow key until you hear “typing echo” and the current setting.
Press the Up Arrow or Down Arrow key until you hear the setting you want.
To close the rotor, press the Escape key or Fn-Tab.
You can also set the typing echo in the Text pane of the Verbosity category in VoiceOver Utility. To open VoiceOver Utility, press VO-F8 when VoiceOver is on.
To set options to have VoiceOver tell you when you press the Caps Lock key or a modifier key, open VoiceOver Utility, then click Announcements.
If you’re using portable preferences on a guest computer when you change typing settings, the settings are saved to the portable preferences drive and not to the guest computer.