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imac making typewriter sound when I hit shift key


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I am new to Macs as a whole, so please forgive me if this is an obvious fix. Just today, my iMac started making a typewriter sound every time I hit the shift key and an arrow appears at the top of the screen then fades away. What the heck is this and how do I make it go away? It's driving me crazy!

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I am new to Macs as a whole, so please forgive me if this is an obvious fix. Just today, my iMac started making a typewriter sound every time I hit the shift key and an arrow appears at the top of the screen then fades away. What the heck is this and how do I make it go away? It's driving me crazy!
You have the "Sticky Keys" option enabled in the Universal Access preference pane, found in System Preferences.


Please verify and include the exact model/year of your Mac and OS X version number (available from "About This Mac", then "More Info" on the Apple menu).
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