Blinking grey bar. WTH?

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  1. sara88 macrumors newbie

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    Hi dearest viewers,

    Has anybody experienced a blinking grey bar like the one on the photo?

    Please help!
     

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  3. sara88 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Does it only do it when certain apps like Firefox for example are running, or will it do it after a reboot and no apps running?
     
  5. sara88 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It appears right after loggin on with no apps running. I've tried restarting the Finder to no avail. I've done repair permissions, repair harddisk. It happend when my cat was resting on my laptop. She might have triggered some very exotic key combination?

    An other hint:
    When the grey box is visible it seems as if the keyboard is disabled.
     
  6. sara88 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've just made a new user profile and logged in. The blinking bar was not there. After this I logged in in my original user profile and the bar was gone there to! :D

    Anyways, back to work.
     
  7. poiihy macrumors 68020

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    It's probably one of your softwares you installed. You have a lot of software there.
     
  8. Natzoo macrumors 65816

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    ohh thats the speak thing from mac, i had that too
     
  9. priitv8 macrumors 68020

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    Cmd+F5 toggles the VoiceOver accessibility feature in OS X:
     

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  10. maflynn Moderator

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    I think its one of the accessibility features of OSX as noted above, which makes sense since a new account won't have that turned on by default.

    Its that or some software starting up after you log in. My bet is accessibility.
     

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