Turn Off Speaking on Startup?

Hicks.

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Sep 27, 2006
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For some reason my macbook pro keeps saying stuff like 'authentication., window, password' when I boot it up and the logon screen appears. I dont appear to have any unversal access stuff set up or anything. Any idea how to stop this?

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ewilson6

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If your computer is describing what's on your screen, or if a black box is following your actions with the mouse and keyboard, VoiceOver may be turned on. VoiceOver is an alternate Mac OS X interface for people with visual disabilities and others who need to hear what's on the screen.

To turn off VoiceOver:

Press Command-F5. (On a portable computer, you may need to press Command-Fn-F5.)

If sound is turned on, you hear the computer say "VoiceOver Off" to confirm your action.

Note: If you turn off VoiceOver but it turns on again the next time you log in to your computer, open Accounts preferences, click Login Options, and deselect "Use VoiceOver at login window."
 
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Luisfausto

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F5 Key who new

I had the same issue, This was so well stated I felt I had to register. The f5 key, who new
 

adecadeunder

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If you already have voice over turned off in universal access, try checking this...

system preferences > accounts > login options - then remove the check mark beside "Use VoiceOver in the login window"
 

Myda

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For some reason my macbook pro keeps saying stuff like 'authentication., window, password' when I boot it up and the logon screen appears. I dont appear to have any unversal access stuff set up or anything. Any idea how to stop this?
And I already tried "system preferences/accessibility/ voice over .. Enable VoiceOver is unchecked.. I tried command/ F5 too.
Thanks for your help

Thanks
 

Mr Rabbit

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May 13, 2013
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For some reason my macbook pro keeps saying stuff like 'authentication., window, password' when I boot it up and the logon screen appears. I dont appear to have any unversal access stuff set up or anything. Any idea how to stop this?
And I already tried "system preferences/accessibility/ voice over .. Enable VoiceOver is unchecked.. I tried command/ F5 too.
Thanks for your help

Thanks
Maybe check (or uncheck rather) this...

System Preferences > Users & Groups > Login Options > Use VoiceOver in the login window

I think, and I could be wrong, that with this enabled VoiceOver automatically starts when your Mac reaches the login window. If this is checked, uncheck it, reboot and see if the issue is still there.

Hope that helps.
 

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crockettnoel

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Nov 13, 2018
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If you already have voice over turned off in universal access, try checking this...

system preferences > accounts > login options - then remove the check mark beside "Use VoiceOver in the login window"

This has helped my issue, thank you so much for posting.