I have some text hovering over my screen, in all my spaces, for at least the past 2 weeks. I cannot recall when this started. And, unfortunately, I do not know how to replicate it.

Several attempts to contact Evernote for support have been fruitless.

This is what the text looks like :



This text is there whether I'm in a terminal window, running a VM through VMWare, or watching a movie!


I have uninstalled and quit Evernote, but I'm beginning to think this is not a problem of Evernote.

This is a 13" Macbook Air from mid-2013 running OSX Yosemite 10.10.1

  • when is the last time you restarted your computer?
    – dwightk
    Commented Feb 11, 2015 at 14:22
  • Really interesting problem, try to check this post, maybe it can help in some way. link: apple.stackexchange.com/questions/38012/…
    – user113327
    Commented Feb 11, 2015 at 14:41
  • Have you tried logging out and then logging back in?
    – IconDaemon
    Commented Feb 11, 2015 at 15:03
  • Thank you for the suggestions. @Victor - this could help me determine what's responsible.
    – jackinovik
    Commented Feb 11, 2015 at 20:59
  • @dwightk, also a useful suggestion. I restart my computer about every 3 days! Most recently, after I upgraded Evernote to the latest version. My latest find was that if I start the computer in safe mode, the text isn't there. Now to determine which start-up service is responsible :)
    – jackinovik
    Commented Feb 11, 2015 at 21:00

1 Answer 1


Shutting down your Mac should clear text like this.

If it comes back, you’ll need to look at startup items or a safe startup. The steps are different for Intel and Apple Silicon hardware.

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