black boxes around everything I select

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

  1. sharpie macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi,

    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?

    Thanks
     
  2. dcv macrumors G3

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    May 24, 2005
    #2
    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

    yankeefan24

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    #3
    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

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    #4
    yeah that was the problem. I had the sound off so I didn't know. Thanks alot.
     

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