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Why is my Mac talking to me?

Asked by joeysefika (3093points) May 2nd, 2008

I was about to press apple-R to reload my page but i pressed a different combination by mistake and now everything i click on or type is repeated by a voice over my speakers. E.G if i click on the address bar on safari is says the address typed in there and also says each letter as im typing it. How do i disable this?

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wildflower's avatar

haha! I’ve done the same thing once or twice…...you’ve enabled ‘speakable items’ or ‘text to speech’.
Go to your System Preferences -> Speech and check your settings.

joeysefika's avatar

Thanks a bunch wildflower that fixed it

wildflower's avatar

No probs…...out of curiosity, which voice was on it?

wildflower's avatar

set it to Bad News or Zarvox…..if you happen to enable it again, you’ll laugh yourself silly.

yannick's avatar

It’s turned into Hal! Argh!

yannick's avatar

Unplug it before it starts singing. Actually, ask it to tell you a joke, they are sweet. It should do some generic knock knock jokes I think.

Allie's avatar

I like Bruce. Haha. He has a soothing voice.

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