To start accessibility programs when Utility Manager starts

You must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group in order to complete this procedure. If your computer is connected to a network, network policy settings may also prevent you from completing this procedure.


Open Utility Manager by pressing the Windows logo key + U. 


Click a program in the list.


Select the Start automatically when Utility Manager starts check box.

To cancel the automatic start, clear the Start automatically when Utility Manager starts check box.


You can also open Utility Manager by clicking Start, pointing to All Programs, pointing to Accessories, pointing to Accessibility, and then clicking Utility Manager. Please note, however, that you will have limited program management capabilities. 

Narrator, a text-to-speech program, starts when Utility Manager starts. You can also set Magnifier and On-Screen Keyboard to start when Utility Manager starts.

For more information about the accessibility programs that can be managed in Utility Manager, click Related Topics.

Related Topics

Narrator overview

On-Screen Keyboard overview

Magnifier overview

Start or stop accessibility programs with Utility Manager

Start accessibility programs when you log on to your computer

Start accessibility programs when you lock your computer desktop

Utility Manager overview

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