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    How do i turn speech off??!?!!

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    How do i turn speech off??!?!!
    I am very annoyed because i dont know how to turn off speech for my mac. Basically if i wave my mouse over anything it talks! Is there anyway i can restore my system preferences?

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    How do i turn speech off??!?!!
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    How do i turn speech off??!?!!
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    Should be command+f5. Its also in System Preferences under Universal Access, turn off VoiceOver
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    How do i turn speech off??!?!!

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    Can you also tell me how to get rid of the squares around all my icons when i press them.

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    How do i turn speech off??!?!!

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    thats just the browser. You can't turn it off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by middlemaniac View Post
    Can you also tell me how to get rid of the squares around all my icons when i press them.
    I think you inadvertently turned on the Universal Access. Go to your System Preferences, click on the Universal Access pane (in the System section) and make sure everything in the Seeing tab is off. (See attached screengrab below...)
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    How do i turn speech off??!?!!
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    Annoying Voice-Over is finally OVER
    Quote Originally Posted by puaerotch View Post
    Should be command+f5. Its also in System Preferences under Universal Access, turn off VoiceOver
    Thank you so much for posting this fix. It worked like a charm. !!!!

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    How do i turn speech off??!?!!

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    Same problem
    Hi,
    Thanks for posting that fix from another chap who turned on system preferences and the speech ! Worked without any problems.

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