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How to use subtitles and captions in macOS 10.15 Catalina

How to use subtitles and captions in macOS 10.15 Catalina

  1. Select the Apple icon  in the top left corner of the screen.
  2. Select System Preferences from the menu.
  3. On the System Preferences window, select the Accessibility icon.
  4. On the Accessibility screen, select Captions in the left colum
    Select Captions
  5. To change the appearance of the captions and subtitles, choose from the available styles:
    • Default
    • Classic
    • Large Text
    • Outline Text

    Caption styles

  6. A preview of the selected style will appear in the image at the top of the window.
  7. If you would prefer to create your own styles for subtitles and captions, click on the + (plus) button.
    Click the + button to add a custom style
  8. Create your new style from the options available. When you are happy with your custom settings click OK.
  9. If you prefer captions intended for the deaf and hard of hearing tock the checkbox for Prefer closed captions and SDH. By checking this option, the system will display captions by default whenever they are available.
    Click the checkbox for Prefer closed captions and SDH
  10. When you are finished, click the Close (red) button in the top left corner of the System Preferences window.

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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