black boxes around everything I select

Discussion in 'macOS' started by sharpie, Feb 12, 2006.

  1. sharpie macrumors newbie

    Feb 12, 2006

    For some reason black boxes have started appearing around files, text, folders and more whenever I select any of them. Also, Shutdown, restart, and logoff appears twice in the apple menu. I have no idea what happened. I noticed it started after I closed Flash 8. I tried to restart and shutdown, but neither worked. Has anyone had this problem or now how I can fix it?

  2. dcv macrumors G3

    May 24, 2005
    Are you also hearing anything as you select menu options/press buttons, or is your sound off?

    You might have accidentally enabled Voiceover - press Command + Function F5 to turn it off.
  3. yankeefan24 macrumors 65816


    Dec 24, 2005
    What version of OS X are you using?

    Whenever i have a problem, i repair permissions, rarely helps but can sometimes make a difference. i have not had this problem or have heard of this problem. Maybe if you can post a screenshot, it could help.

    I just tried turning on voice over, annoying, but i has the black boxes around things as you seem to be having the problem with.

    Good luck!

    now to turn it off.
  4. sharpie thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 12, 2006
    yeah that was the problem. I had the sound off so I didn't know. Thanks alot.

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