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Help! Computer is talking to me...
Posted by: DP
Date: September 29, 2007 08:52AM
Literally. I woke it up this AM and the first thing I noticed was a solid black rectangle around the icons on my desktop that I clicked on and then it would start talking to me telling me the name of the file. Then I would go to my dropdowns and it would say out loud every thing I click on and it's in this electronic voice. Also I noticed that some menu items such as Shutdown are duplicated. What's going on and how do shut it off? As of now I have turned off the sound but this is really crazy.
iMac Core Duo 2.0 10.4.9.
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Re: Help! Computer is talking to me...
Posted by: DavidS
Date: September 29, 2007 08:59AM
"I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that. "
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Re: Help! Computer is talking to me...
Posted by: DP
Date: September 29, 2007 09:03AM
>"I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that. "

So far, I can't tell if Eyesight is looking at me...
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Re: Help! Computer is talking to me...
Posted by: BigGuynRusty
Date: September 29, 2007 09:08AM
VoiceOver in Universal Access?

BGnR
It is iSight.



"Good heavens, Miss Sakamoto! You're beautiful!"
"If we dig precious things from the land, we will invite disaster."
"Near the day of Purification, there will be cobwebs spun back and forth in the sky."
"A container of ashes might one day be thrown from the sky, which could burn the land and boil the oceans."
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Re: Help! Computer is talking to me...
Posted by: mstudio
Date: September 29, 2007 09:10AM
Go into your System Prefs>Universal Access and turn off Voice Over. I think Command, F5 does it, too.
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Re: Help! Computer is talking to me...
Posted by: BigGuynRusty
Date: September 29, 2007 09:12AM
Type Faster!!

BGnR



"Good heavens, Miss Sakamoto! You're beautiful!"
"If we dig precious things from the land, we will invite disaster."
"Near the day of Purification, there will be cobwebs spun back and forth in the sky."
"A container of ashes might one day be thrown from the sky, which could burn the land and boil the oceans."
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Re: Help! Computer is talking to me...
Posted by: DP
Date: September 29, 2007 09:33AM
VoiceOver was on. I didn't turn it on! Actually, my iMac is a bit flaky. Among other things, I have it set to Sleep after 15 minutes but it won't Sleep unless I do it with the Power button.
The VoiceOver thing has me baffled.
Anyway, that was it and once again this august forum comes to the rescue!
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Re: Help! Computer is talking to me...
Posted by: rgG
Date: September 29, 2007 09:41AM
When it starts singing "Daisy, Daisy give me your answer do..." then you should be worried, very worried. smiling smiley





Roswell, GA (Atlanta suburb)
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