1. cmajews1's Avatar
    Very weird thing happened all if a sudden. At the top of my screen over the tool bar is a gray and Res bar that has coordinates that change when I touch the screen and I also am having a thing that pops on where ever I touch. Any one else having this problem?
    Danielhawk likes this.
    05-20-2012 08:17 PM
  2. piizzadude's Avatar
    go under accessibility options and somewhere in there you should see "show where I touch" and turn it off. It should solve the problem. How it got on in the first place is yours alone....
    llbrewster and Danielhawk like this.
    05-20-2012 08:24 PM
  3. radgatt's Avatar
    Very weird thing happened all if a sudden. At the top of my screen over the tool bar is a gray and Res bar that has coordinates that change when I touch the screen and I also am having a thing that pops on where ever I touch. Any one else having this problem?
    Can you do a screen shot showing what you're talking about?

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Android Central Forums
    05-20-2012 08:25 PM
  4. cmajews1's Avatar
    I will post a screenshot when I get home. I don't think it's the accessibility thing
    05-20-2012 08:27 PM
  5. cmajews1's Avatar
    Im ed. That was it. I have no clue how it got turned on but that was on and debugging was turned off. It was under developer options.

    Thanks for your help.
    05-20-2012 09:24 PM
  6. llbrewster's Avatar
    Thanks piizzadude! I started having same problem today but I know about that feature and am sure I didnt turn it on. Also under Developer Options "Show CPU usage" was turned on which was also being displayed on screen & I didn't check that one either. Could I have malware that would've turned those features on?
    09-29-2012 06:57 PM
  7. piizzadude's Avatar
    I doubt it...

    More and more it seems as if some settings are randomly turning on or off recently. Not sure what is going on there. It isn't limited to Samsung either So I am guessing that it is something with ICS but since I am not an Android Dev, it is just an educated guess on my part
    10-02-2012 07:03 PM
  8. K P's Avatar
    I just had the same thing happen to my phone!!!! Googled the problem and thank goodness you had had the same weird experience. Lol. It was in my "Developer Options" under "Settings"...turned off "Shoe pointer location". Whoo hoo!
    01-03-2013 12:39 PM
  9. Bikeguy's Avatar
    Just had the same happen to me.

    Had the pointer coordinates turned on, as well as the "CPU usage", which looked like it was scrolling code down the right hand side.

    Thanks, KP. Used your description to find the stuff to turn off and make the problems go away.
    01-04-2013 09:43 AM
  10. Haillie Grant's Avatar
    This is on my HTC Vivid but I dont have a show where I touch thing.
    11-09-2013 03:37 PM
  11. 123Shay123's Avatar
    This solution worked for my Android Huawei ascend too. How it got turned on is anyones guess but then the phone was made in China!
    09-18-2014 12:32 PM
  12. Bill Skywatcher's Avatar
    Thanks so much for the tip!! My LG Optimus just had the same problem, and I easily found setting and turned it off.

    For me, this happened when the phone was in my pocket and got hot. Sometimes when these phones get warm they do strange things.
    09-24-2014 12:03 AM
  13. redeingel's Avatar
    Go to Settings/Developer options/Show pointer location (set it off).
    05-30-2015 10:13 AM
  14. Danielhawk's Avatar
    I was having this problem On my LG phone and sure enough in the Developer Options there was an option called "Show touch data"
    that had its box checked. Uncheck, crosshairs gone! Yay! Thank You.
    08-23-2015 02:11 PM
  15. Imran Sharaliat's Avatar
    Yap, I have the same problem but after reading your post I solved it, I was much bothered of it. Thankyou very much.
    12-18-2015 05:54 PM
  16. NWDA2009's Avatar
    Very helpful thank you, love the forums for quirky errors like this, Cheers
    04-25-2016 07:13 PM
  17. Jose Medina5's Avatar
    How can I get this grey and red tool bar with coordinate when off my android tablet please can somebody help me
    05-31-2016 10:03 PM
  18. hello people im here's Avatar
    I tried the steps but i dont see the developer setting anywhere plz help im on a galaxy core prime plz help someone do something
    07-14-2016 10:25 PM
  19. Shelaghd's Avatar
    I had the same after updating Samsung S7. Went into settings & searched 'touch'. Found 'show touch' in developer options. Switched it off.
    09-14-2016 02:16 PM
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