'on volume' - cannot switch off/exit, need help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Tory2013, Jun 18, 2013.

  1. Tory2013 macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2013
    Hello, my daughter pressed some keys on my mac book pro and it started talking/commenting everything i do, it says what page it is, it reads whatever is written on the page, whatever i type. I cannot get rid of it :( She did it before and restart solved the issue, but this time it didn't work.

    Can anybody advise how to switch it off? also if you know how to block the keyboard or some anti-baby trick to save the mac till she grows up i'd be greatful!
  2. Nermal, Jun 18, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2013

    Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    Sounds like VoiceOver. Try System Prefs > Accessibility > VoiceOver (it looks like Command-F5 will toggle it).

    I'm not sure about your second question. You can set it (via Security & Privacy prefs) to prompt for a password when the screen saver activates, but depending on your usage pattern that may be more trouble than it's worth.
  3. Tory2013 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2013

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