What are the Keyboard Shortcuts for the Screen Curtain and Muting VoiceOver?

macOS & Mac Apps

What are the keyboard commands on the MAC to mute VoiceOver , and to turn screen curtain on/off? I know the gestures but can't figure out they keyboard commands for these.... Thanks :)



Submitted by Tyler on Sunday, August 7, 2016

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

The keyboard shortcut for screen curtain is VO Shift f 11. I don't know what the mute Voiceover command is.


Submitted by Unuhinui╩╗i on Monday, August 8, 2016

3-finger double-tap for mute. not sure if there's a keyboard combo for it.

Submitted by Bryan Jones on Monday, August 8, 2016

I think there is no keyboard shortcut assigned by default to mute VoiceOver speech in OS X 10.11, but you can use the keyboard commander to create a HotKey that will do it. Search AppleVis for the words keyboard commander, and you will find a number of guides and at least one podcast introducing the keyboard commander. Follow the steps in those guides, and when you get to the step of adding the keyboard command, you will find the "Mute VoiceOver toggle" command in the Audio section of the Commands menu.