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    Default Always hitting the back button, what to do?

    I like the new Note 8.0 but I'm always hitting the back button. Am I the only one with this problem?
    This sucks pretty bad.
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    Default Re: Always hitting the back button, what to do?

    I do the same all the time. It really depends on screen orientation. I use mine mostly in landscape and try to make active habit of having the home button on the right when I start using it. This make the back button higher up on the screen than the keyboRd would be and right above thumb level. Ive found this works best for me.

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    Default Re: Always hitting the back button, what to do?

    Me too and very annoyed about it. I usd papyrus to write because it has an option to disable back button, so I am thinking there is an app to disable it
    rooting might allow disable buttons
    turning it upside down also helps but is lame.
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    Default Re: Always hitting the back button, what to do?

    Similarly, when I use the S-Pen in portrait mode I just turn the tablet upside down so the buttons are out of the way.
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    I'm going to see if I can disable the hardware buttons and add on screen buttons soon. If so I'll make a how to thread.

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    Sadly, I couldn't manage to figure out how to disable the keys. I did get onscreen home/back etc buttons working, however that's of no use unless we can disable the capacitive hardware keys.
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    Default Re: Always hitting the back button, what to do?

    I copied this from XDA Developers web site but you must be rooted:

    What you will need:
    Root
    Root explorer or similar program
    and Be Careful

    First:
    Open your root explorer or similar app
    navigate to system>usr>keylayout

    Second:
    Make backup of sec_touchscreen.kl

    Third
    This step has been, found to be not needed. Skip to step 4!

    Fourth:
    Open sec_touchscreen.kl

    find line:
    key 158 BACK WAKE_DROPPED

    and place a # in front of it like:
    # key 158 BACK WAKE_DROPPED

    then find line:
    key 139 BACK WAKE_DROPPED

    and place a # in front of it like:
    # key 139 BACK WAKE_DROPPED

    Save your changes and close the file


    reboot your tablet, and you are finished.

    Your capacitive buttons will not respond to your fingers, but retain functionality with the s-pen.

    ENJOY!
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    If you want to do this, you can navigate to /system/ and edit build.prop to put on screen keys.

    qemu.hw.mainkeys=0

    Put that line exactly at the end of the build.prop and save/reboot.

    Make sure you are either using Root Explorer, which saves a .bak automaticly, or you first copy and backup the original build.prop.
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    Default Re: Always hitting the back button, what to do?

    it is very annoying problem. I just bought the tablet and I am thinking of returning it because of this
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    Default Re: Always hitting the back button, what to do?

    Turn it upside down.

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    EVO & an Acer A500 tablet.
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    Default Re: Always hitting the back button, what to do?

    hy i know that this is a pretty old thread. but i just want to.share that eversince i.installed argustouchblocker ivent had any.problem with hitting the back button accidentally. the app will help u to lock all the buttons just by shaking your phone a lil and to unlock u can either shake the device again or use the volume button to unlock. i hope it helps.
    Last edited by mnyonk; 02-12-2014 at 11:10 AM. Reason: typo

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