An Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop question?

Using Illustrator: When I'm working on the second layer, creating a text box gives me a red square. But I think I activated something that makes the textbox, as well as the actual text, bright blue while typing. Moving the cursor also produces bright blue lines with the text, e.g., "align 135" and... show more Using Illustrator:

When I'm working on the second layer, creating a text box gives me a red square. But I think I activated something that makes the textbox, as well as the actual text, bright blue while typing. Moving the cursor also produces bright blue lines with the text, e.g., "align 135" and "path". It's troublesome and unnecessary. What is it and how do I get rid of this feature?
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