Status, Braille category, VoiceOver Utility on Mac
Use the Status pane of the Braille category in VoiceOver Utility to customize the status cells you want to use for a braille display connected to your Mac.
To open VoiceOver Utility, press Command-F5 to turn VoiceOver on, then press VO-F8.
Note: VO represents the VoiceOver modifier. See Use the VoiceOver modifier.
Show general display status
Show information about announcements, and about the direction in which to pan the current line. For example, dots 1 and 2 indicate unread and read announcements respectively, and dots 7 and 8 indicate you can pan the display left or right respectively.
Show extended general display status
Show the presence of system dialogs and alerts that require action, such as an authentication alert, using dot 1.
Show text style
Show common text styles, such as bold or italic font. For example, dots 1 and 2 indicate bold and italic text respectively, and dot 4 indicates the selected text is misspelled.
Show extended text style
Show less common text styles, such as strikethrough or superscript. For example, dots 1 and 2 indicate text is superscript and subscript respectively, and dot 5 indicates the selected text has a double underline.
The braille display that VoiceOver detects.
Show status on the
Select a radio button to use cells to the left (the default) or right of the braille line as the status cells. Change this setting only if your braille display doesn’t provide dedicated status cells.