Strange bar on my Mac.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by 2Sunny, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. 2Sunny macrumors member

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    #1
    I have this strange brown/black bar on my Mac that is telling me everything that the Mac is doing. I can't get rid of it, and I can't even use Grab to take a picture of it. Seems an awful lot like a Malware program. Anyone have any idea of what I'm talking about, and what to do?


    Model Name: iMac
    Model Identifier: iMac5,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.16 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 4 MB
    Memory: 3 GB
    Bus Speed: 667 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: IM51.0090.B09
    SMC Version (system): 1.9f4
    Serial Number (system): W86468BFVUV
    Hardware UUID: 00000000-0000-1000-8000-0017F2C75549

    Thanks,


    Joe
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

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    Try taking a full screenshot with the Command-Shift-3 key. I've found that can get things Grab can't.

    PS: It isn't malware.
     
  3. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

    ergdegdeg

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    #3
    It's Voice Over. You can turn it off by pressing CMD+fn+f5. You might have to leave out the fn key.
     
  4. 2Sunny thread starter macrumors member

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    O.k. that was it. You are my Hero!!!

    Any idea how my kids turned it on? They said they just hit the key board a bunch of times.

    Thanks,


    Joe
     
  5. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

    ergdegdeg

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    Well, you can turn it on with the same key combination or through system preferences.
     
  6. 2Sunny, Jan 22, 2012
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 23, 2012

    2Sunny thread starter macrumors member

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    #6
    Like I said You are my hero, and I love the internet. Thank-you. I don't know if there is any realistic way for me to repay you, but I am a believer in Karma, and somehow I think you have probably earned a LOT of points in the world of Karma believers

    Thanks again!

    Joe
     

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