Shut up iChat

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by alfieb, Jan 2, 2006.

  1. alfieb macrumors newbie

    Jan 2, 2006
    Hi my son has just started using an iMac G5 and has accidetally turned on the iChat function and it driving us mad with its endless commantary, can someone please tell me how to deactivate this fuunction so we can use the mac in peace

    thanks in antisipation

  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Umm... Do you mean Voiceover has been turned on in the Universal Access part of System Preferences? If so, turn it off. :)
  3. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    this probably doesn't belong in this Forum either.

    but i don't think you mean iChat. you are talking about the Universal Acess Prefs. just go into System Prefs and turn it off.
  4. Laser47 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 8, 2004
    "Isin't it nice to have a computer that will talk to you?"
  5. bhe macrumors newbie

    Jan 2, 2006
    You mean VoiceOver: The toggle for VoiceOver on and off is COMMAND F5. This is probably how it got turned it on in the first place. I tend to do that on my 17", since the function key for volume is the same as F5 and I hit COMMAND instead of FN by accident.

    But while we're at it with iChat Sounds:
    A friend of mine runs the music for our University athletic games off of his Powerbook and iPod Nano. So he is very proud of how iTunes can run the entire show, and all while he webcasts the game onto the internet with the same powerbook. One day everything was going along just fine as he was playing the National Anthem before the game. The players all lined up and serious. The music at full volume. And smack in the middle of it: "Your buddy JOHN SMITH is available" rings out and then "Your buddy JANE WALTERS is available" and then "You have an instant message from JANE WALTERS!". And before he could turn off the iChat alerts he got "You have an audio chat invitation from JOHN SMITH!" At full volume right over the National Anthem, which was still playing. :eek: Every one of the fans just wanted to crack-up laughing, but couldn't because it was just too serious a moment, being the national anthem and all. They did laugh along with the cheers for the teams as the anthem ended. My friend was very embarrassed, and vowed to never leave iChat's Speaking alerts on again.

    (Names changed to protect the innocent)
  6. Aqua Structure macrumors member

    Aqua Structure

    Sep 1, 2005
    That is one of the funniest stories I have ever heard.

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