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VoiceOver not reading '-' in Xcode

VoiceOver interprets a hyphen as a brief pause. That makes sense for hyphenated words, but it makes no sense for sums or for code. For example in Xcode this line numberOfGuesses -= 1 is rendered as "...
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Navigating between the different areas in Xcode with a keyboard

I’m looking to use VoiceOver with Xcode. Using just the keyboard (and with VoiceOver running) how do I switch focus between Xcode's main editing area, the project navigator, the issues navigator, ...
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How to make Xcode work with VoiceOver?

I have tried Swift Playgrounds on iPad but that is useless as you never know where your character is. I am trying to develop my first app in Xcode. I use Swift 3. How do you make Xcode Swift ...
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How do I disable voiceover when I cannot log into my iPhone?

My toddler started pressing buttons like a madman and now I am in voiceover and locked out of my iPhone 8, because even though I hit on passcode numbers and voiceover kindly tells me what my passcode ...
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Tabbing through an iframe with Voiceover

I'm a web developer and I am trying to audit an iframe that we are loading into our page, so I can feedback to the team that created the content inside the iframe about any accessibility points that ...
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Is there a way to hear the name of the song in Apple Music before it is played?

I'm using Apple Music on iPhone to listen music. Before the next song plays, I would like to hear the name of the song to my earphones so that I don't have to get the phone to my hand and check the ...
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Removing the preamble from the terminal prompt [duplicate]

When using the terminal with VoiceOver the prompt line can be too repetitive. Is there any way to change it from, for example, Admins-MacBook-Pro:swift-ios timregan$ to $?
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Precisely set slider value when using voiceover

Is it possible to precisely set the value of a slider using voiceover? For example, in the accessibility settings, there is a slider that controls the speed of the voice in voiceover. After selecting ...
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VoiceOver keeps turning on

My Macbook Pro (Touchpad, MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2018, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports) turns VoiceOver on intermittently. It's annoying. It seems to happen at random, every few weeks. It happened today when ...
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Voice in iOS switches language during text-to-speech

Very often, as I'm listening to an article being read by an American English voice with swipe-down "Speak Screen" or selected-text "Speak Selection." A date or number would be spelled in Dutch by the ...
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What is “Two system dialogs displayed” message?

I was using the VO learning in System Pref and went away from my computer for a few min. My screen was black when I got back and I clicked the mouse to wake it. Then it went black again and I clicked ...
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Downgrade from Safari 12 to Safari 11 [duplicate]

How can I downgrade from Safari 12 back to Safari 11? I’m a blind Mac user, using Voiceover. Safari 12 has various accessibility bugs and thus I need to go back to the latest version of Safari 11. ...
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Using Voiceover at login screen

I wish for my pupil to be able to login using VoiceOver. There are three user accounts and VoiceOver doesn't read them. We have used System Preferences to use VoiceOver at login and changed to ...
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Is VoiceOver useful to troubleshoot Macs and iOS devices with No-Video issues?

I wonder if it's worth learning VoiceOver as a help tool to repair Macs and iOS devices with no-video issues. Any experiences regarding this?
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What do I need to do to be able to use keyboard combinations, instead of Touch Bar clicks?

I am blind user and I must use a program which is an accessible with Voiceover, the Apple screen reader. That’s why I need a way to press keys instead of learning to click something which I don’t see. ...
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VoiceOver and Emoji and Symbols viewer

VoiceOver uses Control-Command-Space for launching an action but I can't use it because Emoji and Symbols Viewer hijacks it. Is there a way how to disable Emoji and Symbols viewer? I need VoiceOver ...
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Ipod touch 5 stuck on voice over when restarted

I recently reset my ipod touch 5 and left it for the next day. When I turned it on the next day it somehow got on voice over mode and I can't swipe the screen without it speaking. What do I do?
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Enable VoiceOver ine only one app?

My kid likes to listen to music on her iPad, but she can't read yet (she's working on it) so she has to play each song for a few seconds to find the song to which she wants to listen. Is there a way ...
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Go to the beginning of song list on iPod Nano 4th gen

I use an iPod Nano 4th gen. There are no playlists, just songs. I am wondering how I can go back to the beginning of the songs list. Reading this, I tried pressing the VoiceOver button, but it says "...
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Issue with broken display on MacBook Air while trying to reinstall OS X

So I have this MacBook Air that I haven't used in a year and I forgot the password. Problem is, the display has been broken for a long time, so I have been using an external monitor with it, but I ...
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How can I unlock an iPod touch which has VoiceOver enabled?

My iPod touch 5th generation has VoiceOver enabled and is not letting me into my home screen. Triple-pressing the home button doesn't work. How can I unlock my device?
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I can not turn off VoiceOver on iPhone 4S

How can I turn off VoiceOver and get back to normal ?! As I follow the instructions how to turn off 'VoiceOver' in Setting on my iPhone, however VoiceOver icon get back on quickly after double click.....
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How can I add a voiceover to my Keynote presentation?

I have a MacBook Pro with OS X 10.9.4 and Keynote 6.2.2. I have a presentation done in Keynote with slide and music. Now I want add a voice over. Can I do that and if so how?
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On-screen text unexpectedly read to me, despite Voiceover (Mac) being disabled

On Mavericks, I have Voiceover turned off in both Accessibility settings and Users & Groups. In the past week, Voiceover has started occasionally reading small bits of text to me, seemingly ...
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How do I enable a British English voice in Google Maps turn-by-turn navigation on iOS?

I'm a UK iPhone user. Google Maps turn-by-turn navigation has always used a US English voice for me, even though both Siri and Apple Maps use a British English voice. I was surprised recently to hear ...
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Correcting Pronunciation Errors in 'Say' Command in Terminal

I'm having difficulty correcting the pronunciation in the 'say' command, using 10.9. I tried to add new pronunciations through: System Preferences > Dictation and Speech > Open Accessibility ...
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Possible to have separate shortcuts for different text-to-speech voices?

I know that it is possible to make Mac OS X to read the text with a keyboard shortcut. System preferences Dictation & Speech->Text to Speech tab But suppose I'm multilingual. Is it possible to ...
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iPod 5 stuck on voice over and is locked [duplicate]

My iPod 5 is stuck on voice over, but it's also on lock screen. I do not know how to unlock it and get to settings to turn it off.
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Have Voiceover read out just paragraph or sentence under cursor

I work with a disabled user who controls their iMac using keyboard and mouse input from their communication-aid. They have dyslexia and would like to use voiceover to read certain paragraphs or ...
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how can I turn off speech in the parental controls lockout dialog?

Every night before 1am, when my daughter has gone to bed but stayed logged in to our iMac (Lion 10.7.5), the parental controls dialog pops up. Unfortunately it ALSO announces itself via text-to-...
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Disable voiceover on login

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 ...
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How do I stop VoiceOver on iPhone from being interrupted by notifications?

Speak Notifications is set to OFF but it still will break mid paragraph and say "new notification from..." or "new text message from..." then I have to start the reading all over again. This seems ...
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Using VoiceOver to a braille display fails to output some formatting in Pages

I'm trying to help a blind friend of mine, to get her up and running on a mac. As her text editor of choice, she'd like to use pages, but there, the bullet points aren't shown on her braille display. ...
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Can I enter my pass code when in voice over mode? [duplicate]

Is it possible to unlock the iPhone 4s when in voiceover mode? I need to be able to enter my pass code in voiceover mode.
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Accidentally turned on Siri using an iPhone 4 (not 4S)

I was using the Facebook app when it decided to freeze. Out of frustration, I clicked the home button multiple times. I got back to the homescreen with VoiceOver turned on ('Triple-click Home' was not ...
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How to get OS X out of a strange debug mode

My two year old loves banging on the keyboard of my iMac and occasionally discovers strange features that I've never seen before. Most recently he has enabled what appears to be some kind of debug ...
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How do i enter my numeric password in iPhone 4 in VoiceOver mode?

My iPhone 4 is in VoiceOver mode. It`s currently locked and not accepting my passcode which is absolutely correct. And now it's saying iPhone is disabled. Any solution?
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How can I change the VoiceOver language for a song on my 6th gen iPod Nano?

Is it possible to change language used for reading song album/artist/title for certain songs? I.e. when I use slovak as default iPod nano language, but I have songs with english titles, I would like ...
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“say” in different language?

Are there voices in different languages installed in Mac OS X? E.g. spanish, french or slovak? (latest iPod Nano built-in voiceover has beautiful slovak voice, I'd like to try it on Mac OS X too)