My iMac has become HAL!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by JimmyDreams, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. JimmyDreams macrumors 6502

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    I dripped a few drips of water on my keyboard today and I wiped them off real quick...

    Somehow, I hit something that has turned on some sort of speech program that tells me what window I'm in, it reads my email to me etc. it has ALSO turned on the F4 for widgets etc.

    It's cute for about 5 seconds and then it becomes annoying.

    Can someone tell me how to turn it off and get my function keys back? I've looked everywhere I can think of.....

    HELP?!?!?
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Go to System Preferences > Universal access and turn off Voiceover.
     
  3. BoyBach macrumors 68040

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  4. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    I thought it was Apple(Cmd)+F5
     

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  5. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Funny, it's different for me. Are you on a notebook (that would certainly explain the difference).

    For me, I need to press fn+cmd+F5 to activate voiceover, but then just cmd+F5 to turn it off. ...But since the OP was trying to turn it off, not on, I decided to just edit out my comment.
     

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  6. emt1 macrumors 65816

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    Please tell me the difference between command F5 and apple command F5.
     
  7. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    There is none, but earlier some people were saying it was Fn+Cmd+F5, rather than just Cmd+F5
     
  8. JimmyDreams thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks everyone! I turn it off, and I think I'll be able to sleep tonight without keeping one eye on my iMac to make sure it's not trying to kill me or anything!!!:D

    I didn't know Voiceover was available!! Scared the crap out of me!!! :p
     
  9. SthrnCmfrtr macrumors 6502

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    *suppresses a strong desire to make a new account called "JimmyDreams' Mac" and start posting in this thread*

    "I'm sorry, JimmyDreams, I can't allow you to do that."
     
  10. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    Oh, that would have been too good! :D
     

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