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Old 2012-04-28, 05:15 PM   #1
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Thumbs down Ugh how do i get rid of this "window"?

I have this new oblong looking window with a black background. Inside the solid black box/window are the commands/functions I am using.

Its very annoying. I am sure its something I hit by mistake but I have never seen it before.

e.g "you are currently on a close button. to click this button, which closes the current window press control option space"

But if I move and do another option/function that pops up inside the box.

I cant righ click and delete it just stays there.

Any help?? thanks
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Old 2012-04-28, 05:29 PM   #2
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Can you post a screenshot?
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Old 2012-04-28, 05:37 PM   #3
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How do I do that? I would be glad to. Thats probably the easiest way for someone to determine the issue.
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Old 2012-04-28, 05:47 PM   #4
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Sounds as if an assistive feature has been turned on by accident. To check, go to System Preferences > Universal Access and see if any options have been turned on.
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Old 2012-04-28, 05:50 PM   #5
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Screen shot is command-shift-3 (all buttons simultaneously) . It should then show as "picture1" or similar on your desktop. You can then upload it here or to a photo sharing site.

Are you sure the "window" is not something like "terminal", which would show in the "dock" and you could quit by right clicking it in the dock. Active software in the dock usually has a "dot" beside it indicating it's active.

Restart the computer?
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Old 2012-04-28, 05:51 PM   #6
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I found out Universal Access voice over was somehow turned ON. Thus black borders etc on everything.

Thank god its fixed. I was getting a bit worried. Since hearing about the mal ware on macs.
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Old 2012-04-28, 05:58 PM   #7
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Good Catch NeilN
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Screen shot is command-shift-3 (all buttons simultaneously) . It should then show as "picture1" or similar on your desktop. You can then upload it here or to a photo sharing site.

Thanks 57, did not know how to do that either. Very helpful
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