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I bought a used Mac from someone who was using VoiceOver on the login screen.

I don't have any handicap, and I would like to disable VoiceOver, which I personally find annoying.

Strangely, VoiceOver is ONLY on the login screen, and I can't find an option to disable it anywhere on the computer. Also VoiceOver seems to come along with some sort of highlighting and on screen text.

Any help? I am running on Lion.

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Being enabled only on the Login Screen you must disable it under System Preferences / Users & Groups. If the preferences are locked, click the lock icon in the lower-left corner of the page and type and administrator password to unlock them. Click Login Options and uncheck the Use VoiceOver at Login Window.

VoiceOver, along with other features of this kind, can be enabled, and hence disabled, under System Preferences / Universal Access.

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it was SO hidden!! –  john smith Aug 22 '12 at 15:40
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THANK YOU SIR. Been searching for this for ages. –  user674669 May 28 at 21:55
    
@user674669 My pleasure. :) –  Thecafremo May 29 at 10:24
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