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    Default how to turn off multitask and back button?

    I have recently switched to from the iphone 4s to the new Samsung Galaxy S5. Everything about the phone is great except the annoying multitasking and back button that i keep accidently "touch" when playing games, watching full screen vids, etc. Is there a way to make the side "buttons" less sensitive or move it to the home button like the iphone? This way, I can hold the phone with both hands and not accidently stop what i'm doing by literally/barely grazing those two corners. They are annoying the **** out of me when my app just pauses.

    Thank you for all your help! This is my first post.
    Best,
    Chris
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    Default Re: how to turn off multitask and back button?

    Settings/Display/Increase Touch Sensitivity
    • Uncheck this


    Settings/Multi Window
    • Turn this OFF



    Is there a way to make the side "buttons" less sensitive or move it to the home button like the iphone?
    I can't find any way to change the nature of how the Menu Buttons work.... Except for the Home Button itself. It is configurable to do different things, but it is a physical button and I don't think that is the one you are talking about.

    I suspect you mean the Double Menu outline button, and the "Back up/Exit app" button on the right side. Those are fixed in the OS. Sorry...
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    Default Re: how to turn off multitask and back button?

    Correct! I do mean the "Double Menu outline button" and the Back/Exit" button on both corners. I literally have change the way I hold my phone (when horizontal) to avoid that entire side. smh...

    Anyways, thanks for your help! I will look for an update, if the developers decides to change it similar to how the Iphone home button works.
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    Default Re: how to turn off multitask and back button?

    I had a Nokia Icon before and I play game on it, and the back button was also annoying as hell. I placed a piece of hard, thin cardboard on it (thin enough to be comfortable, densed enough to avoid sensing the finger touch), tape it down to the phone when I'm playing. I rolled the end of the tape a little bit so I can easily remove it after playing and stuck it on a clean surface for storage.
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    Default Re: how to turn off multitask and back button?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Wang1 View Post
    I have recently switched to from the iphone 4s to the new Samsung Galaxy S5. Everything about the phone is great except the annoying multitasking and back button that i keep accidently "touch" when playing games, watching full screen vids, etc. Is there a way to make the side "buttons" less sensitive or move it to the home button like the iphone? This way, I can hold the phone with both hands and not accidently stop what i'm doing by literally/barely grazing those two corners. They are annoying the **** out of me when my app just pauses.

    Thank you for all your help! This is my first post.
    Best,
    Chris
    Well, for videos, use mxplayer. Next to the play button there's a lock button. Press it, and everything will be disabled until you touch the screen, and press a new lock icon up in the left corner.. Works great with kids, so they don't accidentally turn off whatever movie they are watching..

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