Use these commands to perform actions such as turning VoiceOver on and off, getting help, or changing basic settings. VO represents the VoiceOver modifier.
Note: When VoiceOver is on, you can enter VoiceOver commands by using the Fn and number keys with the VoiceOver modifier, as an alternative to using the function keys (F1 through F12). For example, to open VoiceOver Utility you can press Control-Option-Fn-8 (instead of Control-Option-F8).
If you use the function keys (F1 through F12), you may need to press and hold the Fn key, depending on how you set the behavior of function keys in Keyboard preferences.
Turn VoiceOver on or off
Lock and unlock the VoiceOver modifier
Open VoiceOver Utility
Start keyboard help
Open the VoiceOver Help menu
Open the VoiceOver Quick Start
Open VoiceOver online help
Read the help tag for the current item
Read the VoiceOver hint for the current item
Open the Commands menu
Open the Find Commands menu
Close a menu or rotor, stop an action, or exit a mode
Escape or Fn-Tab
Tell VoiceOver to ignore the next key or key combination you press
Open the Verbosity rotor
Then press the Left Arrow or Right Arrow key to choose the setting. Use the Up Arrow and Down Arrow keys to change the level for the setting.
Increase magnification of the item in the VoiceOver cursor
Decrease magnification of the item in the VoiceOver cursor
Temporarily hide or show the VoiceOver cursor and the caption or braille panels
Hide or show the caption panel only