Windows 11 live captions: customize them

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Allows you to change real-time caption position, style, and other settings. Learn how to customize real-time captioning in Windows 11.

A new feature in Windows 11, real-time captioning, when enabled, instantly converts audio playing on a device into readable text. This feature is commonly referred to as close captioning or subtitles. Learn more about enabling live captioning in Windows 11 at WindowsLoop.

By default, live captions are always displayed in the top bar with a black background and white text. If desired, you can change how and where live captions are displayed. For example, you can change the position of live captions from top to bottom or display them as floating windows. You can also change the color and background of the live captions.

The nice thing about Windows 11 is that you can easily customize the appearance of live captions.

Here is how to change the text, background, and position of live captions in Windows 11.


Change Live Caption Position

By default, live captions are displayed on a constant top bar. You can change the position of live captions as needed. Here is how to do so.

  1. Turn on the live captioning feature .
  2. Click on the ” Settings ” icon on the ribbon.
  3. Go to the menu ” Item “.
  4. Select your preferred position.
  5. This changes the position of Live Captions in Windows 11.

Detailed instructions:

First, run Live Captions.That is, turn on the Live Captions feature. By default, Live Captions are displayed at the top of the screen.

Click on the “Settings” icon (gear) to display the “Gear” menu. Select your preferred position from this menu. For example, to move live captions from top to bottom, select “Down”. You can also select “Floating Bar” to display live captions in a separate floating window.

Changing the Background and Text Colors of Live Captions

It is possible to change the text color, font, and background color of Live Captions to get the look you want. Here is how to do it.

  1. Run Live Captions.
  2. Click on the ” Settings ” icon.
  3. Click the ” Caption Style ” icon.
  4. Click the ” Edit ” button on the “Caption Style” tab.
  5. Scroll On the “Text, Background, Window” tab, you can change the color, size, font family, etc.
  6. Settings are automatically saved and applied .
  7. Exit the “Settings” application.
  8. You have now changed the font color, font family, and background color for real-time captions.

Detailed instructions:

First, run Real-Time Captioning using the keyboard shortcut “Win + Ctrl + L”. Next, click the “Settings” icon on the real-time captioning bar and select “Captioning Style”.

This will bring up the “Accessibility > Captions” page in the “Settings” application. You can also click the “Edit” button on the “Caption Style” tab to further customize the appearance of the real-time captions.

Now scroll through the “Text,” “Background,” and “Window” tabs to change the font family, font color, font size and effect, font opacity, background color, background opacity, window color and window opacity.

All changes are automatically saved and applied.

Once you have made the necessary changes, you can safely exit the settings application.

Enable live captioning obscenity filter

Live captioning allows you to filter out obscenities when they are displayed. As you might guess, this is a useful feature. For example, if you are setting up live captioning in a restricted environment, such as a children’s or office setting, it is useful to filter out obscenity.

  1. First, open “Live Captions” .
  2. Click on the ” Settings ” icon.
  3. Go to ” Caption Filters “.
  4. Select ” Obscenity Filter “.
  5. The filter for obscenities is activated .

Live Microphone Captions

You can set the Live Captions feature to monitor the microphone and display closed captions of what is said in real time. This is indeed a great feature for presentations and online classes.

  1. First, open “Live Captions”, .
  2. Click on the ” Settings ” icon.
  3. Caption Filters . ” to go to
  4. Turn on Microphone “.
  5. This will cause Live Captions to start monitoring the microphone and display closed captions accordingly.

That’s it. Customizing live captioning in Windows 11 is very easy.

I hope my brief article on how to work with Windows 11 will help you.

If you are stuck or need help, please send me an email and I will do my best to assist you.

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