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    Exclamation Yellow box appears around every application - help!

    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.
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    Default Re: Yellow box appears around every application - help!

    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.
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    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
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    Thank you very much sir. I just had this issue with my wife's tablet & this fixed it. I appreciate you.
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    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. )
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    I found that an app I had for checking area codes was the problem. Hope this helps.
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    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.......
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    Default Re: Yellow box appears around every application - help!

    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.......
    Thanked by:
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    Yay! You're a "life saver". I was in serious panic mode but, it worked!!!
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    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!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bjesticles View Post
    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!!)
    Thank You For Your Help
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haalcyon View Post
    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.
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    That was so helpful.
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    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
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    It was the talk back function,just like you said, Thanks a million, man'!!!
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    OMG!!! Thank you!! That was the best help! I was going crazy!! Thank You!!!
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    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!!!

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