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  1. Maximus_12's Avatar
    A yellow box began appearing around everything I attempt to touch, I have to double tap to select anything, it vibrates multiple times whenever I click something, and additionally this glitch makes it impossible to scroll.

    I don't believe I changed anything in settings, nor did I update my phone recently.

    I also cannot prepare for a factory reset since I can't scroll in order to backup my data, so any solution besides that would be ideal.
    09-25-2013 09:56 AM
  2. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central Maximus! I'm going to infer that you're also not able to get into Settings. Have you tried powering off the device and removing the battery. A factory reset does sound like it might get you going again but, yeah, you'd want to backup your data if you can. You could also try connecting your phone to your PC and backing up with KIES.
    09-25-2013 10:19 AM
  3. Bjesticles's Avatar
    Hey
    A friend just had the same problem, and it seems that 'talkback mode' had been activated in the accessibility options. You should be able to scroll using two fingers instead of one. If you can, go to settings -> accessibility -> talkback and turn it off. Hopefully that fixes your problem
    09-25-2013 08:32 PM
  4. Sunofabob's Avatar
    Thank you very much sir. I just had this issue with my wife's tablet & this fixed it. I appreciate you.
    12-26-2013 11:01 PM
  5. Siddarth Nair's Avatar
    THanks a ton @PMBjesticles i encountered the same problem and got it fixed now. Thanks for ur post (evn thought it was posted long back) still helped. )
    03-18-2014 06:51 AM
  6. jesserendellio's Avatar
    I found that an app I had for checking area codes was the problem. Hope this helps.
    03-29-2014 01:13 AM
  7. MANGESH PAWAR's Avatar
    Dear friend,
    the problem is happened due to in in Setting < Ease of access < Narrator < ON...
    remember the next time ....
    & the solution to your problem is either go to setting by double tapping or how you may go & turn narrator off or HOLD the VOLUME UP button and DOUBLE TAP at WINDOWS button.....


    No claps please.......
    ilyabyk83 likes this.
    09-29-2014 02:33 PM
  8. MANGESH PAWAR's Avatar
    Dear friend,
    the problem is happened due to in in Setting < Ease of access < Narrator < ON...
    remember the next time ....
    & the solution to your problem is either go to setting by double tapping or how you may go & turn narrator off or HOLD the VOLUME UP button and DOUBLE TAP at WINDOWS button.....


    No claps please.......
    ilyabyk83 likes this.
    09-29-2014 02:34 PM
  9. Mickie247's Avatar
    Yay! You're a "life saver". I was in serious panic mode but, it worked!!!
    10-09-2014 08:22 AM
  10. bmxkidrocket's Avatar
    Thanks so much for your help. I was able to unlock the screen and scroll with 2 fingers instead of 1. I was able to access my setting by double-tapping. For some reason the icon called "quiet time" was selected and once I unclicked it all the yellow boxes disappeared and I was able to use it. I thought I broke it and didn't even tell my parents since that would be my 3rd tablet I broke. I haven't been able to use it for 2 weeks! Now I can finally play my Simpsons' Tapped Out. Thanks again!
    12-11-2014 07:06 PM
  11. ilyabyk83's Avatar
    Hey
    A friend just had the same problem, and it seems that 'talkback mode' had been activated in the accessibility options. You should be able to scroll using two fingers instead of one. If you can, go to settings -> accessibility -> talkback and turn it off. Hopefully that fixes your problem
    Worked like a charm... Thanx

    P.S. Worked on LG G3... (same steps!!)
    Paula Gabbitass likes this.
    01-04-2015 09:29 PM
  12. Mohamed Hamzawi's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central Maximus! I'm going to infer that you're also not able to get into Settings. Have you tried powering off the device and removing the battery. A factory reset does sound like it might get you going again but, yeah, you'd want to backup your data if you can. You could also try connecting your phone to your PC and backing up with KIES.
    01-13-2015 10:40 AM
  13. shingitashy's Avatar
    That was so helpful.
    ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    Quote Originally Posted by Bjesticles
    A friend just had the same problem, and it seems that 'talkback mode' had been activated in the accessibility options. You should be able to scroll using two fingers instead of one. If you can, go to settings -> accessibility -> talkback and turn it off. Hopefully that fixes your problem
    .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................

    This worked for my Sony Xperia M2 Aqua
    Thank you, what a relief
    02-07-2015 01:47 AM
  14. Faye Foster's Avatar
    It was the talk back function,just like you said, Thanks a million, man'!!!
    02-21-2015 08:10 AM
  15. Melissa Lepik's Avatar
    OMG!!! Thank you!! That was the best help! I was going crazy!! Thank You!!!
    03-18-2015 04:23 PM
  16. eazaudio's Avatar
    Thanks Bjesticles!!! The engineer responsible for designing and/or approving that feature SHOULD B FIRED!!! He or she lacks complete understanding of how tech works. The way to design is logical and simple and was a really annoying thing to have happen!!! I wasted 20 minutes of my time rectifying the issue!!! FIRE THAT ENGINEER!!! Please!!! he or she is what makes tech SUCK!!! and I do tech for a living BTW....That designer of that feature is a MORON!!! Peace and Thanks again!!!
    04-01-2015 04:23 PM
  17. Da_binding_of_Isaac's Avatar
    Thanks, I had to hold to type out everything and this was a live saver
    06-17-2015 04:52 AM
  18. Da_binding_of_Isaac's Avatar
    OK, so I'm guessing that you had the problem as well. It said (in my phone, at least) that it was for blind or near blind people. If you were like me, you had the sound off. When I went back with the sound on, I heard it saying what you were clicking on. It was supposed to help, but the vibrations were pretty bad.
    06-17-2015 04:58 AM
  19. Paula Gabbitass's Avatar
    thank you so much my moble had this problem to i turn talkback of and now it works find
    06-19-2015 04:18 AM
  20. Shauna Duffy's Avatar
    Oh my god thank you so much this was driving me mad so close to going getting it repaired!! Thank you!
    06-30-2015 03:14 PM
  21. Red Woods's Avatar
    to the one who suggested the two finger scrolling as opposed to one -- Really? THANKS!! simple but sooooo effective. short cuts are NOT short cuts if you don't know about them!!!
    so yeah, you get a round of applause from me....
    i knew to go to settings/ knew it was on the talkback mode even but still had NO idea how to get lucky and have my screen scroll down!!! ahhh!
    so again- thank you for sharing and for all of you who take the time to share... it is important- some of us just get by & these threads have saved my cookies a few times.

    thank you to you all!!!

    Peace
    In His Service-
    RED WOODS
    07-10-2015 03:39 PM
  22. Ashlie87's Avatar
    Thank you you saved my sanity!!!
    07-30-2015 03:18 AM
  23. topi14's Avatar
    thanks for help its working, girlfriend stressed about that problem haha
    08-30-2015 07:23 AM
  24. whec65's Avatar
    Glad I found this! Fix also works for green boxes around apps
    10-04-2015 09:01 AM
  25. brownburitto's Avatar
    Thank you 😊 this worked!! OMG I didn't know what to do! Thank you!
    11-20-2015 11:16 AM
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