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CMD-F5 - extra icon border?
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Oct 29, 2007, 09:38 PM
 
I just by accident noticed that pressing CMD-F5 makes a second border show up around icons on the desktop. I can't see any use for it at all as no functionality seems to change to coincide with it.

Normal:



After CMD-F5:



Anyone know what this is supposed to do or what it is for?
     
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Oct 29, 2007, 10:23 PM
 
Are you in Tiger or Leopard. In Tiger that turns on Voiceover - listen to your mac, he should be speaking whatever is in that box or under your mouse.
     
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Oct 29, 2007, 10:36 PM
 
I'm using leopard and you're right - it's the voiceover function. I had my speakers off so didn't notice it - hadn't realized there were visual clues associated with voice over as well.
     
   
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