macOS High Sierra

General category

Use the General category in VoiceOver Utility to specify a login greeting and the VoiceOver modifier you want to use, use portable preferences, and enable AppleScript scripts to control VoiceOver.

To open VoiceOver Utility, press Command-F5 to turn VoiceOver on, then press VO-F8.

Note: VO represents the VoiceOver modifier.

Login Greeting

The text VoiceOver speaks when you log in while VoiceOver is on. To change the greeting, type new text over the default text.

Display welcome dialog when VoiceOver starts

Display the welcome dialog each time VoiceOver is turned on.

Keys to use as the VoiceOver modifier

The modifier keys to use for entering VoiceOver commands.

VoiceOver commands often appear as VO-key, as in VO-H. VO represents the VoiceOver modifier you select from the pop-up menu. To use the command VO-H, you would press Caps Lock-H or Control-Option-H, depending on the VoiceOver modifier.

Portable Preferences

VoiceOver indicates whether it detects a portable preferences drive. You can stop or start using a detected drive, or set up a drive.

Allow VoiceOver to be controlled with AppleScript

Use AppleScript scripts to automate VoiceOver tasks.