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How do i stop the computer voice which explains the menu

Whenever i open a certain program the computer speaks, i need to disable that option

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You can turn VoiceOver on/off in the Universal Access pane of System Preferences, or by pressing Fn-Command-F5 if you on the portable computer

If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

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How do i fix a mac book pro that has been updated to Yosemite and now will not turn on

First caution note; do none of the following if you are faint of heart.
Do not do this if you feel uneasy or do not have a clue of what I say in this article.
Prepare yourself for a way to recover the use of all of your older applications that have been disabled by installing the so called Free Operating Systems provided by Apple.

1. hold down the " T " key (you will see a gray screen with a couple of icons bouncing around) This is called target mode
It will start up in Target get mode or Firewire or USB mode .

Now, hookyour computer to another computer vid firewire ( requires a firewire cable 800 to 800 or 400 to 800) depends on the newness of your machine.
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Erase the drive and start over or when the Drive Icon shows on the other computer using DISK Utility you can reinstall OSX 10.6.8 or an 10.7 or 10.8 or 10.9 I prefer 10.6.8 as it lets me use all of the older Power PC applications YOu may have paid good money for.

You do not have to use 10.6.8 but you will not be able to use any of your old PowerPC applications if You leave Yosemite or any o the so called newer OS systems in it such as 10.7 or 10.8 or 10.9
another option is to
Erase everything on the recovery drive, ( but you cannnot see it unless you have The debug menu option in Disk Utility installedThere is also a command to make this easier for the terminal program
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You can find this command online and instructions for it.
It is not known by vary many people that this debug menu even exists.
Yosemite, Maverick, Mountain Lion and Lion all have a hidden recovery partion that makes things like older applications not work anymore, When you are done, clone your drive to an external drive and if you somehow need to use Yosemite you can now start up your computer with the external drive by holding down the option key and choosing the external drive,
You must do the steps before this will work.
I am using a newer imac that came with Mountain Lion which disable the ability for me to use older PowerPc applications with it. Once I did this, it allows me to reinstall 10.6.8 into the machine. The only thing it messed up was my mail program.
It also requires you to reistall by dragging iDVD 7.1.2 and the older Imovie 6 from a older machine which are not available in the newer machines as they do not have an internal DVD player or burner in them. rwhich requires you to have an external burner hooked up iMovie 6 is an excellent older program for creating Picture Dvds for family keepsakes.
Note: It is very hard for me to give up this information to just any computer user as it is definitely an advanced thought process. You have to be ready or prepared to try to solve problems If you are not ready to learn then DO NOT TRY ANY OF THE ABOVE which will allow you to go backwards with newer machines and still use older and newer applications.
one more note your computer will alwasy try to get you to use the Free MAverickss and Yosemite operating sytems so be prepared Just say no to the newest and best Apple is to blame on this one and messed this up for everyone not just you
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Resetting Parameter RAM (PRAM)

PRAM stores certain system and device settings in a location that Mac OS X can access quickly. Exactly which settings are stored in the computer's PRAM varies depending on the type of computer as well as the types of devices and drives connected. To reset PRAM:

1. If computer is on, turn it off by choosing Shut Down from Apple menu.

2. Locate the following keys on the keyboard: Command, Option, P, and R. You will need to hold these keys down simultaneously in Step 4. Note: If keyboard does not have an Option key, use Alt key instead.

3. Press power button.

4. Immediately press and hold Command-Option-P-R keys.
Important: You must press this key combination before the gray screen appears.

5.Hold down keys until computer restarts, and you hear startup chime a second time.

6.Release keys.

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Lithium ion batteries(such as Dell Inspiron B130 Battery and dell precision m60 battery ) are also inexpensive to manufacture as compared to the earlier generation of nickel metal hydride batteries. The only shortcoming about lithium ion batteries is as they contain lithium salt dissolved in a highly flammable solvent, there are chances of overhead which can result in short-circuits or even blow up in flames.
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From the system preferences mode of your laptop, select view menu, then choose energy saver option from view menu. Right click on show details option and choose battery power from the pop-up menu. Finally choose longest battery life from the energy settings pop-up menu.
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Similarly it is better to get rid of the outer peripherals such as printers or digital cameras as they can still draw power from your laptop battery even when they are not used.
Turn of the unused features and technologies of your laptopo which are not frequently usable. For example, it is better to eject the CD or DVD when you are not using them as the optical drive has the tendency of reading CD or DVD it finds very often and this process consume extra battery power.
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okay going to have a bash at solving this but it's a little hard based on your description. I'm guessing this has Mavricks operating system installed.

  1. Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click Dictation & Speech, then click Text to Speech.
  2. Select the "Speak selected text when the key is pressed" checkbox. By default, speaking is enabled when you press Option-Esc. To choose a different key, click Change Key, press one or more modifier keys (Command, Shift, Option, or Control) together with another key, then click OK.

  3. To have your Mac start speaking, press the specified key. To stop the speaking, press the key again. If text is selected when you press the key, the selected text is spoken. Otherwise, available text items in the current window are spoken; for example, if Mail is the current window, an email message is read. If no text items are available, you hear a beep.
    So based on what you have described you have already found this option and set the change key to "command" + "e"
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How do i stop the computer voice which explains the menu

You can turn VoiceOver on/off in the Universal Access pane of System Preferences, or by pressing Fn-Command-F5 on your portable computer
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

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