Chrome, black cloud appearing.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Rowf, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. Rowf macrumors regular

    Feb 7, 2011
    Best I could do with the title because I don't know what it is!!

    Using Google Chrome on Lion, all updates installed.

    When I click on text in my browser it brings up a little black cloud shape with more info written in the middle, a cloud on the left and a speaker symbol on the right which speaks the word if I click on it.
    It doesn't function with javascript disabled.
    I assume that it's somekind of helper function but I find it annoying.
    What is it and how can I turn it off without disabling javascript?

  2. Maverick513 macrumors member

    Dec 13, 2011
    Is that dictionary? Check if you install any dictionary extensions.
  3. Rowf thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 7, 2011
    Hi, no extensions installed.
    Checked with Safari as well and it also appears on there but if I disable plugins it doesn't run. If I click on the cloud symbol on the left it brings up a box with search results for the word that I've clicked. The results are from Bing and if I click on Bing at the bottom of the box it takes me to the Microsoft Developer page. Think I must have enabled something somewhere along the line but I've no idea what!!

  4. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    System preferences>speech> check settings and disable as required.
  5. Rowf thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 7, 2011
    Hi and thanks for answering,

    Checked this on a windows pc and a linux system and it appears to be site specific, apologies, I neglected to include it was on a specific site in my original query. Apparently some sites support this as a 'helper', Lord knows why, it's a nuisance to say the least.
    At least I know it's not my mac :eek:

  6. 0000757 macrumors 68040

    Dec 16, 2011
    Go under Safari -> Preferences -> Extensions and post what you see.

    Like this:

    Do the same for Google chrome by going to the Wrench -> Tools -> Extensions and also post that.

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