Generic Computer Voice keeps telling me my location!

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by sanjuanview, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. sanjuanview macrumors newbie

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    I have had my Macbook Pro for many months and suddenly I've got a computer voice telling me my location many times/day. It's says the words "Victoria, British Columbia, Canada." I have gone to every System Preferences/Speech option that I can see and everything is turned off. Please help it's driving me crazy. It also reports when something is finished downloading. I could take that, but this constant reporting of my home location is so annoying!:mad:

    THANKYOU so much for helping...
     
  2. Bobioden macrumors 68000

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    Did you go to System Preferences / Universal Access and turned Voice Over off?
     
  3. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

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    AHHHHHHHHH

    Sorry, but that is incredibly freaky...

    Have you installed any apps that use GPS (from a plugged in device) or the internet to locate where you are?
     
  4. sanjuanview thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi Bobioden

    Yes, Voiceover is off at that location. I have run through every system preference option and nothing is on. I did install a backup program quite some time ago called Memeo Lifeagent that never worked. It used to "talk" to me, but hasn't for months...and it never announced my location. I can't uninstall it. I am suspicious that it might be the culprit but I can't figure out how to get rid of it. can't find a thing about it anywhere. Not sure if I'm barkign up the right alley, but maybe? Sure appreciate your note though.
     
  5. thecoard macrumors member

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    What do you mean you "can't uninstall it"? Will AppDelete or Appzapper not work?
     
  6. sanjuanview thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Freaky is right. I am just sitting there and suddenly Stephen Hawkings tells me where I live! (that's what the voice sounds like). It's just annoying because I don't expect it and if my volume had been turned up for any reason, it startles me right out of my chair.

    I have a Garmin GPS that I upgraded a few months ago, but the "voice" didn't start until about two weeks ago.
     

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