Black box around focus area

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Lycanthrope, Sep 16, 2007.

  1. Lycanthrope macrumors 6502a

    Nov 1, 2005
    Brussels, Belgium, Europe
    This is strange, as of a few days ago I started getting a black box draw around the area of the active window that currently has focus, i.e. is active. See example below of this box on the back button in Safari.

    This is happening in all applications and sometimes leaves the box on the screen when the window has just been closed or when you scroll (other example below). I've not installed any new software recently. It it very annoying.

    Any ideas?

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  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    Umm... am I missing something? I'm not seeing any black boxes in those screenshots.

    Regardless, from the sound of it you accidentally turned Voiceover on:

    System Prefs --> Universal Access --> VoiceOver --> Off

    Were this the case the system would generally try to read whatever is in the black box out loud.

    If that's not it, I have no suggestions.
  3. janey macrumors 603


    Dec 20, 2002
    sunny los angeles
    It's definitely voiceover. Just disable it by following the above directions.
  4. Lycanthrope thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nov 1, 2005
    Brussels, Belgium, Europe
    Doh, now I see it's missing in the screen shots.

    And you're both right, it's Voiceover, now it's off and the box is gone. I guess I don't have my speakers on that often :eek:


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