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    Default Nexus 7: Talkback feature keeping me from accessing Settings and other icons on same screen

    I just turned on the Talkback feature in Settings to explore its capability. All of a sudden I am in Lesson 1 of the Talkback screen. I managed to get out of this screen eventually. But now I am stuck at the apps screen (the voice say screen 3 of 5; for me its my first of two apps screens) prior to the screen where Settings and other apps are on. I just could not get to the second screen to get to Settings to turn off Talkback and WIFI even after turning off power and turn it back on. Why is it causing so much trouble? What can I do to solve this problem? Hopefully I don't have to do factory reset (if even that is possible). Please help me on this ridiculous problem (or my lack of knowledge). I just can't understand why I cannot slide to the apps screen where Settings is on. Thanks.
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    Default Re: Talkback feature keeping me from accessing Settings and other apps' icons on the same screen

    I found out that in Accessibility mode I have to touch the screen with two fingers in order to slide to another screen.
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    Smile Re: Talkback feature keeping me from accessing Settings and other apps' icons on the same screen

    thank you so much for posting that i was ready to take a hammer to my phone!!!!seriously thank you
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    Default Re: Talkback feature keeping me from accessing Settings and other apps' icons on the same screen

    The same issue I had..This info saved me a lot of time and frustration.
    Thank you.
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    I was absolutely desperate..all day everything was frozen and even when I removed battery to boot the Note 2 it STill had TALK BACK FREEZE EVERY SINGLE OTHER FUNCTIONALITY OF THE PHONE ! insane..TWO FINGERS..the magic words !!!
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    Default Re: Talkback feature keeping me from accessing Settings and other apps' icons on the same screen

    Dumbest and most annoying feature EVER.
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    Default Re: Talkback feature keeping me from accessing Settings and other apps' icons on the same screen

    @foolysh...you are everything but foolish...you saved my sanity! Thank you for the tip on using two fingers when stuck in talkback...I was going nuts!!! Thank you again...
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    Unhappy Re: Talkback feature keeping me from accessing Settings and other apps' icons on the same screen

    Thanks a lot, I get stuck and so frustrated after trying and no way.
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    Omg!!! A thousand blessings upon you! They should use this feature as a form of torture how horrible! Even the verizon rep couldn't figure it out and I was going to pull my hair out and anybody that passed within 25ft of me too! either that or throw my phone into the parking lot.
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    Default Re: Talkback feature keeping me from accessing Settings and other apps' icons on the same screen

    thank you so much !! I was already very frustrated,I don't know what to do anymore,already restarted my phone several times.I was almost ready to do a master reset(but was really hoping it won't go that far) when I read about this...A million thanks from the bottom of my heart..
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    Default Re: Talkback feature keeping me from accessing Settings and other apps' icons on the same screen

    Please help...i am on my new Samsung tablet and I accidentally turned on this nightmare of a feature talk back...i tried everything you suggested but
    1. I can not find any 'talkback' app, its not showing anywhere...

    2. I can not get to ' Acessabilty' in Settings in order to turn this off.

    So before i throw my tablet out the window....can u please help me ...
    Thanks!!!
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    Default Re: Talkback feature keeping me from accessing Settings and other apps' icons on the same screen

    THANK YOU! I just accidently turned this feature on from an LED option in an app. It instantly froze the screen , had to reboot but could not scroll down in settings (I used quick settings to enter)but couldn't scroll to accessibility.
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    Default Re: Talkback feature keeping me from accessing Settings and other apps' icons on the same screen

    how do i disable htc one talk back on my phone
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    Default Re: Talkback feature keeping me from accessing Settings and other apps' icons on the same screen

    OMG! Thank you so much for posting this. I was about to send my phone flying across the room. they need to remove this feature from all phones. IT WILL DRIVE YOU CRAZY!!
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    Cool Re: Talkback feature keeping me from accessing Settings and other apps' icons on the same screen

    thanks a ton for your help i was stuck and you saved me
    i start using both the thump and can start scrolling down and have to keep finger on icon i have to select and double click to open it
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    Default Re: Talkback feature keeping me from accessing Settings and other apps' icons on the same screen

    My gf just called freaking out that she can't do anything with phone and what should she do. Found this thread and told her what to do. She happy now. I told her a bj will suffice as payment lol
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    Thank you!! i also turned it on just to see what it was and such but then i couldn't scroll and even selecting apps i had to click at least twice, some i seemed to have to jackhammer to get to open. I almost went and update my SGS3 to kitkat just to get rid of it even though i had not backed up many things.
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    Default Re: Talkback feature keeping me from accessing Settings and other apps' icons on the same screen

    thank u...it worked
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    I will most definitely never use the feature [b]talkback again!!! I still can't access my phone even after following all the directions of using two fingers to touch the screen to get to another screen. Very frustrated at this point & want to throw the phone out the window!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have only this phone for 3 days.....very highly disappointed!!!!!!!!!!
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    Default Re: Talkback feature keeping me from accessing Settings and other apps' icons on the same screen

    hi need help,Talkback feature keeping me from accessing Settings and other apps' icons on the same screen on nexus 7. how do I change it back
    thanks dean
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    OMG! That was the most horrible thing to be locked into! My tablet nearly wen in the puget sound!!! All I can say to anyone stuck in the ridiculous loops is, double tap, double tap ,double tap your way to sanity!!!
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    Thumbs up Re: Talkback feature keeping me from accessing Settings and other apps' icons on the same screen

    than you very much for helping me take this thing off thank you sooo much
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    Default Re: Talkback feature keeping me from accessing Settings and other apps' icons on the same screen

    Thanks! I test drove it too and got stuck. Here's the short: two fingers for swipes. For button presses, tap once, let it announce, then double tap it. Yes, awkward and slow for getting around, but much better that the normal nav if one is vision impaired. Try both methods blindfolded! Also, on TalkBack's activation screen, there a setting button at the bottom. This lets one customize the behavior. I didn't bother going through those since I'm not going to use this feature.
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    I called Verizon Wireless and they could not help me, as I could not scroll in my settings. Thank God I Googled my question and found this forum and the two fingers worked!! I was so frustrated and mad at myself for even trying TALK BACK. I LOST 2 hours trying to figure it out!! never again will I try using TALK BACK. Thanks a million!!
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    Screen has locked up. does not accept the slide passcode or anything. We were experimenting with it and turned on the talkback feature.... that is when the problem started. We can't turn off the talkback feature but we can't get it unlocked. PLEASE HELP! We have a nextbook nx008hd8g. thank you!
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