Switch Control for Mac OS X is a very helpful assistive technology for physically disabled Mac users, but occasionally people turn in on without meaning to and the results can be confusing …
The default Switch Control panel looks like this black box and will show up on top of whatever else you’re doing:
Depending on how it’s set up, you may see these pictures highlighted with a white bar around them one after the other. There are also other panels you may see with the same black and white design scheme – especially if you press the space bar when the panel is active. This is a keyboard panel, with one of the keyboard rows highlighted by the moving white boxes:
The good news is that turning Switch Control off is easy: Simply hover your mouse over the panel and click on the white “X” character in the top left hand corner.
That’s all! It should stay off after that.
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