Why is my mac talking to me?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ccgccg, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    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)
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    upinflames900

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    #2
    Go to system preferences...speech...and see if anything is turned on there.
     
  3. macrumors 68000

    -tWv-

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    #3
    Is Voice Over activated? This can be found in system preferences -->universal access.
     
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    isaaclimdc

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    #4
    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!"
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #5
    thanks, that was creepy. I appreciate your help and so quickly.
     
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    isaaclimdc

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    #6
    I can imagine your mac speaking back at you...haha
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    #7
    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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    gatepc

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    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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    iWoz

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    #9
    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 :cool: (sad I know)

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

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