macOS High Sierra

Navigation commands

Use these commands to perform actions such as moving around the screen, moving inside windows and webpages, and controlling cursor tracking. 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.

Move the VoiceOver cursor up

VO-Up Arrow

Move the VoiceOver cursor down

VO-Down Arrow

Move the VoiceOver cursor to the left

VO-Left Arrow

Move the VoiceOver cursor to the right

VO-Right Arrow

Move to the top of the visible area (such as a window or text area) where the VoiceOver cursor is located

VO-Shift-Home

On some keyboards, press VO-Fn-Left Arrow.

Move to the bottom of the visible area (such as a window or text area) where the VoiceOver cursor is located

VO-Shift-End

On some keyboards, press VO-Fn-Right Arrow.

Move to the top of the area (such as a window or text area) where the VoiceOver cursor is located, scrolling if necessary

VO-Home

On some keyboards, press VO-Shift-Fn-Left Arrow.

Move to the bottom of the area (such as a window or text area) where the VoiceOver cursor is located, scrolling if necessary

VO-End

On some keyboards, press VO-Shift-Fn-Right Arrow.

Move to the top of a window, the first item in the Dock, or the first item on your desktop, depending on your location

VO-Command-Home

On some keyboards, press VO-Command-Fn-Left Arrow.

Move to the lower-right corner of a window, the last item in the Dock, or the last item on your desktop, depending on your location

VO-Command-End

On some keyboards, press VO-Command-Fn-Right Arrow.

Move the window containing the VoiceOver cursor to the front, making it the active window

VO-Shift-F2

Open the Item Chooser

VO-I

Open the Rotor

VO-U

Move to the Dock

VO-D

Move to the desktop

VO-Shift-D

Move to the menu bar

VO-M

Move to the