[Athen] auto load of Narrator and Magnifier on Windows 7

Doug Hayman dhayman at u.washington.edu
Tue Apr 5 08:24:43 PDT 2011

If you do a windows key+U it'll give you a dialogue box with Start
Narrator as a link in the upper section of the window that pops up. Once
that is selected it has a link that says

control whether narrator starts when I log on

...which then brings up another pop up if selected where you could
de-select the option at the top:

Turn on Narrator

Similarly after Windows+U and picking Start Magnifier it too has a link
that says,

Control whether magnifier starts when I log on

Lots of good detailed info at


Doug Hayman <dhayman at u.washington.edu>
Technology Specialist
DO-IT Program (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, Technology)
UW Technology Services
Box 354842
Seattle, WA 98195
(206) 221-4165

On Tue, 5 Apr 2011, Robert Beach wrote:

> Hi all,


> I have a problem that I can't seem to find the fix for. We recently upgraded to Windows 7 on all of our computers. At some point, Narrator was loaded at the login screen to assist with the login process. That was fine, however now both Narrator and Magnifier both always load at the login screen. This makes the login screen hard for some to see because it is so large. Also, having Narrator talking really confuses some students.


> I have not found a place to adjust the settings so that these two items do not auto load at the login screen. Can somebody please direct me? I know this should be easy to do, and I'm just missing it somewhere.


> Thanks.



> Robert Lee Beach

> Assistive Technology Specialist

> Kansas City Kansas Community College

> 7250 State Avenue

> Kansas City, KS 66112

> 913-288-7671

> rbeach at kckcc.edu



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