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Old Jul 15, 2009, 12:21 AM   #1
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Why is my mac talking to me?

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I was on the internet and I think just after I was on Google Maps or Facebook, my Mac started saying everything I do. It now repeating every letter I type. Annoying. It states everything I am doing. Such as "opening pages." There is also a strange box border that is following my cursor around, sometimes it is in the box i am filling and sometimes it is in a random spot. What the heck have I done?

Thanks for any help you can give me.

(and yes I did turn off the volume)
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Old Jul 15, 2009, 12:23 AM   #2
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Go to system preferences...speech...and see if anything is turned on there.
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Old Jul 15, 2009, 12:24 AM   #3
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Is Voice Over activated? This can be found in system preferences -->universal access.
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Your VoiceOver in Universal Access is turned on.

This reminds me of:

"Hi, I'm Macintosh. It sure is great to get out of that bag.... [sic] never trust a computer you cannot lift!"
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Old Jul 15, 2009, 12:34 AM   #5
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thanks, that was creepy. I appreciate your help and so quickly.
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Old Jul 15, 2009, 12:43 AM   #6
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thanks, that was creepy. I appreciate your help and so quickly.
I can imagine your mac speaking back at you...haha
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Old Jul 15, 2009, 01:00 AM   #7
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Its Speech is probably on, aww funny. I made my mac talk with commands except it needs more work. Kinda slow to respond.
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Hi,

I was on the internet and I think just after I was on Google Maps or Facebook, my Mac started saying everything I do. It now repeating every letter I type. Annoying. It states everything I am doing. Such as "opening pages." There is also a strange box border that is following my cursor around, sometimes it is in the box i am filling and sometimes it is in a random spot. What the heck have I done?

Thanks for any help you can give me.

(and yes I did turn off the volume)

You must have psychosis don't feel bad I have it too oh wait.... universal access never mind ....


... the sad part is I am not jking about the psychosis part ....
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Old Jul 15, 2009, 04:40 AM   #9
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Haha.. I have my mac set to tell me the time, Because Im lazy and because I can!! I've also set mine to say Welcome Back Warren when I switch it on.. Makes me feel wanted (sad I know)

Although Im probably going to get rid of it as it gets annoying after a while
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