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Old Nov 24th, 2006, 07:16 PM   #1
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My mac is talking to me and random black boxes around things.

How do I turn off this speech thing? I have this voice that keeps telling me what I'm doing. Also I'm getting some black boxes around some of the things I select, for example if I click on the desktop it puts a black box around my hard drive icon.

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edit. also under the Apple menu, it's listing Log out, Shutdown, Force Quit and Restart all twice.
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Old Nov 24th, 2006, 07:21 PM   #2
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Try the Universal Access preference pane, and disable Voice Over.
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Old Nov 24th, 2006, 07:23 PM   #3
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phew.... thank you, that was so annoying.
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What is the fix to the black box situation? I have the same problem, with the random box....
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Old Sep 8th, 2009, 12:06 PM   #5
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What is the fix to the black box situation? I have the same problem, with the random box....
Did you even read the posts before yours?
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Old Sep 8th, 2009, 12:11 PM   #6
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Re: Random question for my Mac

Yes, I did.... but I'm a newbie. I'm sorry if it's irritating, but I don't know where to find that option.
Thanks for your help.
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Old Sep 8th, 2009, 01:02 PM   #7
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Click on the Apple (upper left corner), then select "System Preferences" -> "Universal access"
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