How to Turn Off / Disable Voiceover on Mac OS X


VoiceOver is a great feature for blind Mac users. Windows users need to pay hundreds of dollars to buy a separate software. But its OS X built-in feature.

Most of the Mac users have this question “VoiceOver is turn on and i can’t turn off. How to get rid of voiceover feature?”. Somehow they activated it.

Turn off VoiceOver on Mac

If your Mac desktop, Mac Mini or Macbook Pro or Air won’t stop reading or talking, you can turn off this feature using the following method.

  1. On your Mac, go to Apple menu -> System preferences.
  2. Select the “Accessibility” icon in the System Preferences panel. Then choose “VoiceOver” from the left side list.
  3. Uncheck the “Enable VoiceOver” check box.
  4. Thats all.

VoiceOver Mac

Disable Voiceover using Mac shortcut key

Use Command+F5 shortcut to activate or deactivate Voiceover on your Mac computer.

If you have any other issues to turn off Voiceover insMac OS X Yosemite or Mavericks inform us via comment.

SEE ALSO : Turn On/OFF VoiceOver on iPhone and iPad

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2 responses to How to Turn Off / Disable Voiceover on Mac OS X

Lately every time I turn my computer on, the voice over preps me until I turn it off using command F5. In accessibility, voice over is unchecked (off). Why do I still have to disable using command F5? This was never an issue until recently. I want to disable voice over and not have to bother with command F5 – and not hear any voice. Suggestions welcome.

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