How to turn off voice for menus?

Discussion in 'OS X' started by ddlindy, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Some how, no idea how it happened, but I got a weird voice that came on and drives me nuts by telling me each menu item the cursor passes over. I have searched thru the manual and help and can only find information about voice recognition. How do I turn off the voice?

    Thanks for your help.

    Don

    :)
     
  2. macrumors Core

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    System Preferences -> Universal Access -> Voice Over.

    Off


    Job done.
     
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    psychofreak

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    System Preferences -> Universal Access -> Turn off Voice Over
     
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    xUKHCx

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    FYI: If you have no idea how you did chances are that it was the shortcut cmd+F5 which toggles it on/off.
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    How to turn off voice for menus? and another glitch

    os 10.4.11

    What's happened to me is that my command-A, the select all keystroke, has become the keystroke that turns voiceover on and off. How did that happen? I don't know. Any feedback? Thanks, Rafael
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    How to turn off voice for menus? and another glitch

    Hi,
    I figured out how to turn the dysfunctional command-A off, in "Turn VoiceOver on or off", and back to Select all.

    I went to System preferences>Keyboard and Mouse>Keyboard Shortcuts>Universal Access>Turn VoiceOver on or off. That box was checked _and_ the shortcut was shown as Command-A. How that shortcut got there I haven't a clue. I unchecked "Turn VoiceOver on or off" and I'm back in business, never to come back to these voices until I'm in my dotage.

    Thanks for the help, and, again, for <forums.macrumors>.

    If anyone knows how that shortcut changed (and I don't know what it was before), I'd be interested to know. There are two items on Keyboard Shortcuts window (and I just didn't want to mess with them): the plus and minus sign on the lower left, and the "Restore Defaults" on the right.
    Best, Rafael
     
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    Moonspirit

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    That's hilarious

    hahahaha The voice keeps talking at me and driving me crazy! I relate. My mac also just started talking at me. It got severely annoying REAL FAST. :eek: This post helped me realize I accidentally pressed Cmd F5 to turn it on (and off now). Thanks (no more voices, phew)
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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    thankz




    ""this helped me out alot thanxx. i thought id never fix it lol"":cool:
     
  9. macrumors newbie

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    thank the ****ing heavens, you saved me from that demonic ****ing robot voice :) :):):):):):):):):):):):) :):):):):):))
     

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