Thursday, April 1, 2010

Black box around things or computer is talking to you in Mac OS X

If you're using a Mac and all of a sudden your Mac starts speaking to you, or you start seeing a black box outlining everything you click, it's ok. Your computer is not possessed. Instead, you probably enabled the VoiceOver feature. You can do this by pressing Command+F5 (which toggles it on and off), or through the System Preferences. To shut it off either use the shortcut keys, or go to System Preferences->Universal Access and turn VoiceOver off. That will get rid of the black box outline, and also stop your computer from talking.

Of course, if VoiceOver is not turned on and your computer is still talking to you, then it may be possessed and you'll have to find a computer exorcist... You only need to watch from 0:20-1:00 to see what a computer exorcism is all about.

8 comments:

Necrodave said...

Awesome. Thanks. I had just attached some new stuff to my machine and was thinking something was seriously messed up. Thanks for having this explanation how to fix easily.

rslygh said...

You're welcome, and thanks for the comment

Anonymous said...

Thanks. That'll teach to sleep with my keyboard lol.

Anonymous said...

thank u soooo much

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU!!!!

Nathan Tran said...

Thanks!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks that was the most annoying experience I have ever had.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much! I was about to reset my laptop!