If you are blind or visually impaired, and you have installed Windows10 Technical Preview build 9926, you have discovered that you cannot read the Start Menu with any screen reader. The new Continuum mode makes it impossible for screen readers to bring the items in the Start Menu into focus. The code for the old build 9879 Start Menu is still present, and it can be re-enabled with one simple registry tweak.
Follow the steps below:
- Press Windows Key+r
- Type “regedit” and press enter
- Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER>Software>Microsoft>Windows>CurrentVersion>Explorer>Advance
- Right click on Advance and enter the New submenu
- Press enter on DWORD (32-bit) value
- Type “EnableXamlStartMenu” and press enter
- Find EnableXamlStartMenu in a list and press enter
- Make sure Decimal is checked and press OK
Close the window and press Windows Key. You should be able to navigate the Start Menu now. This is a work around. Try it at your own risk. We are not responsible for any problems this may cause. If you prefer, you can wait for Microsoft to resolve the issue.