Using the Touchpad Commander in VoiceOver for macOS

This guide borrows heavily from Apple’s VoiceOver Getting Started guide, so I utilizing that resource as needed.

Basic Settings

Enable the Trackpad Commander and VoiceOver gestures VO-two-finger rotate clockwise
Disable the Trackpad Commander and VoiceOver gestures VO-two-finger rotate counterclockwise
Turn the screen curtain on or off Three-finger triple-tap
Mute or unmute VoiceOver Three-finger double-tap

Navigation

Force the VoiceOver cursor into a horizontal or vertical line when you drag a finger across the trackpad Hold down the Shift key and drag a finger horizontally or vertically
Move the VoiceOver cursor to the next item Flick right
Move the VoiceOver cursor to the previous item Flick left
Move content or the scroll bar (depending on the Trackpad Commander setting) Three-finger flick in any direction
Go to the Dock Two-finger double-tap near the bottom of the trackpad
Go to the menu bar Two-finger double-tap near the top of the trackpad
Open the Application Chooser Two-finger double-tap on the left side of the trackpad
Open the Window Chooser Two-finger double-tap on the right side of the trackpad
Jump to another area of the current app Press Control while touching a finger on the trackpad

Interaction

Speak the item in the VoiceOver cursor or, if there isn’t an item, play a sound effect to indicate a blank area Touch (includes tap or dragging)
Select an item Double-tap anywhere. You can also split-tap (touch one finger, then tap with a second finger).
Start interacting with the item in the VoiceOver cursor Two-finger flick right
Stop interacting with the item in the VoiceOver cursor Two-finger flick left
Scroll one page down or up Three-finger flick up or down
Escape (close a menu without making a selection) Two-finger scrub back and forth
Increase or decrease the value of a slider, splitter, stepper, or other control Flick up (increase) or flick down (decrease)

Text

Read the current page, starting at the top Two-finger flick up
Read from the VoiceOver cursor to the end of the current page Two-finger flick down
Read the current scroll page Three-finger tap
Pause or resume speaking Two-finger tap
Describe what’s in the VoiceOver cursor Triple-tap
Change how VoiceOver reads text (by word, line, sentence, or paragraph) Press Command while touching a finger on the trackpad

Rotor

Change the rotor settings Two-finger rotate
Move to the previous item based on the rotor setting Flick up
Move to the next item based on the rotor setting Flick down

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