text to voice control

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by hmdv49, Oct 4, 2008.

  1. hmdv49 macrumors newbie

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    sorry for elementary question - recently converted pc user here...

    whenever the cursor passes over any text or website, there is a voice that will announce what i have done. eg, i cursor over the safari icon; voice will say "safari". how do i turn off this feature. thanks.
     
  2. scienide09 macrumors 65816

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    You've probably turned on the built-in VoiceOver feature of OS X. Try navigating to System Preferences > Universal Access, then make sure that VoiceOver is turned off.
     
  3. hmdv49 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks Scienide

    it worked. thx. was driving me crazy.
     
  4. scienide09 macrumors 65816

    scienide09

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    No worries. You're not alone, as it seems to happen more often then one might think. I chalk it up to the fun had while exploring all of the features of OS X, which is really the best way to familiarize yourself with the system.

    Enjoy your Mac!
     
  5. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Just for reference:
    :apple: (command) + F5 toggles voice over on and off
    :)apple: (command) +Fn + F5 for laptops)
     

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