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Annoying Black Rectangle Surrounding Any Selected Region!
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tavilach
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Oct 6, 2008, 02:02 PM
 
Hey all,

There's an annoying black-border rectangle surrounding any region I select, in any application. When I select an icon, it is surrounded by a black-border rectangle. When I select a text box, a black-border rectangle. The browser window, a black-border rectangle.

Example:



Even more annoying, the rectangle stays in-place as I scroll! Look what happened when I scrolled down in this page:



I couldn't find this in Universal Access options, so how can I turn it off?

Thanks!
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tavilach  (op)
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Oct 6, 2008, 02:19 PM
 
Whoops. It was the VoiceOver feature. I just didn't have my volume on. Confusing!
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OreoCookie
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Oct 6, 2008, 02:20 PM
 
You need to deactivate Voice Over in the Universal Access Prefs.
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Oct 6, 2008, 03:36 PM
 
...And this is why the individual sticky threads about common problems were better!
     
   
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