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Windows 10 read from here disableld

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I have Macualar Degeneration so I use the Windows magnifier all the time. They have added a "Read from here" feature where you click where you want it to start reading and it should read the text. When I click the voice says, "Disabled." I have checked in Options the setting for "Prevent accessibility services from accessing your browser" and it was unchecked. I tried checking that and it made no difference. I opened a text document and the feature worked fine. In Microsoft apps, it works fine. In an OpenOffice text document it says "Cannot read from here" - it must not be compatible with OpenOffice. The fact that it says "Disabled" in Firefox makes me think that there's a setting that can be changed to enable it. I have iCloud Bookmarks, Instagram Photo Plus, Video Download Helper, extensions active and AdBlock Plus and Facebook Container disabled. What can I do to enable Read From Here in Firefox?

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Hi Rich, I wasn't aware of this Narrator feature. How is integrated with the Magnifier?

I tested using the Narrator hotkey of CAPS LOCK + R to start reading from the cursor position. In order to position the cursor in the document, I had to turn on Caret Browsing. Otherwise, Narrator would be reading from the top of the window. You can make sure caret browsing is enabled on your Firefox using either of these methods:

(1) F7 hotkey

The F7 function key turns caret browsing on and off. You can see the difference in what Firefox does when you press the up and down arrow keys on the keyboard.

(2) Options page


  • Windows: "3-bar" menu button (or Tools menu) > Options
  • Mac: "3-bar" menu button (or Firefox menu) > Preferences
  • Linux: "3-bar" menu button (or Edit menu) > Preferences
  • Any system: type or paste about:preferences into the address bar and press Enter/Return to load it

In the tiny search box at the top of the page, type cursor and Firefox should filter to the "Browsing" button and highlight the word cursor in the option you want to turn on:

[x] Always use the cursor keys to navigate within pages

Is that relevant to your process?