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How to customise captions in Chrome OS

How to customise captions in Chrome OS

Short guide:

  1. Click on the Time widget in the bottom right corner of the screen to open the System menu. Click the Settings  button.
  2. Select Accessibility from the left-hand menu. If Accessibility is not visible, select Advanced to reveal more menu items.
  3. Click Manage accessibility settings, then scroll down to the Audio and captions section and select Captions.
  4. Select new options from the drop-down menus to adjust the caption style. Tweak the settings until you find the text in the preview at the top easy to read.

Before and after

Captions before and after the fonts, sizes and colours are adjusted

This section explains the steps you need to follow to customise captions in Chrome OS, with pictures of the screen to help.  

Open the Settings

1. Click on the Time widget in the bottom right corner of the screen to open the System menu. Click the Settings  button.

Click the Settings button

Find the Accessibility settings

2. Select Accessibility from the left-hand menu. If Accessibility is not visible, select Advanced to reveal more menu items, then click Accessibility. Click Manage accessibility features on the right.

Click Manage accessibility features

Open the Captions settings

3. Now scroll down to the Audio and captions section and select Captions.

Scroll down to Audio and Captions and select Captions

Tweak the Captions settings

4. Select new options from the drop-down menus. You can set a new Text size, Text font and colour for your caption text. You can also enable a Text shadow behind the text to make it more visible against some backgrounds, or set a coloured background to appear behind it. Tweak the settings until you find the text in the preview at the top easy to read.

Tweak the different Captions settings until the preview at the top is easy to read

Note: If this does not work it could be because someone else manages your computer settings (an IT department or administrator). If this is the case, you will need to contact them to access these settings or for further help.

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