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Mac Book help

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Ben_n_austin, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. Ben_n_austin

    Ben_n_austin Benched

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    I recently got a new Apple and I love it. I learn something new about it everyday--like how easy it is to make and publish songs etc.. But I was messing with the automator feature and...
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    Somehow, I've managed to alter the function of my delete key so that my automated voice reads the URL of the page I am on when I hit delete.

    It's rather annoying. And I'd appreciate anyone who could help guide me back to simplicity. . .

    Thanks
  2. the kid 05

    the kid 05 Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds

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    is it during your music program (garage band or what have you)? or when nothings open (just the finder)
  3. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    Still screwing things up, huh?

    :D
  4. dcdallaschick

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    Not sure how you got there, either (I've used Macs for years but never have messed around with Automator), but do take a look at the VoiceOver Utility (it's in Utilities folder inside Apps folder) and see if there's something there you can turn off.
  5. Ben_n_austin

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    You're getting close. I was in the automator and now if I highlight everything and then press delete, my computer reads aloud what the text says. . .

    This sucks because I can't delete anything. . .
  6. the kid 05

    the kid 05 Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds

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    ok, i think i found your problem.

    go to system pref (located in dock or clicking the apple logo then sys prefs..) then go to "speech" then un-click "speak selected text when key is pressed" and it should stop it from doing such

    let me know if it is still doing it.
  7. TheKey

    TheKey Faster than Felix

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    While we are talking about Macs, can someone explain to me how to save a screenshot of a webpage by using the preview function.
  8. the kid 05

    the kid 05 Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds

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    press apple key/"command" & 3 for a full screen or command &4 for a selction tool where you take what you want
  9. TheKey

    TheKey Faster than Felix

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    How do you save it. All I can do is put it on the dashboard.
  10. the kid 05

    the kid 05 Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds

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    if you do the command 3 or cmd 4 it saves it to the desktop (thats the default spot you can change where you save it if you wish)
  11. TheKey

    TheKey Faster than Felix

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    Ok I see that, but my computer has "Arrow up, command, 4" How do you do the arrow up? The up arrow doesnt work.
  12. the kid 05

    the kid 05 Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds

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    thats shift command 4. heres some other keyboard shortcuts

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1343

    and while getting this i found out how u activated voice over lol

    http://guides.macrumors.com/Keyboard_shortcuts <--- that one has pictures :D
  13. Ben_n_austin

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    Preview>>>file>>GRAB..

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