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Old March 1st, 2013, 03:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Disabling Talkback [SOLVED]

Perhaps some of you have enabled Talkback (Settings->Accessibility->Talkback {on}) and are wondering how to turn it off. Here's how:

1) Selections are made by long-tap then double-tap. Remember that, as you'll need it multiple times!
2) Select the Home screen (Remember the select technique?)
3) Select the app waffle-iron. (Remember?)
4) Use two (2) fingers to swipe through to the Settings icon, then select it. (Yeah, that's the ticket ... I remember now!)
5) Two-finger swipe to select Accessibility.
6) Select Talkback.
7) Select {on|off} toggle.
8) Select confirmation "OK".

You're free! Free at last!

I spent about a half-hour on the phone with Google Support this morning, and it was as much of a mystery to them as it was to me, although I had spent a previous half-hour discerning the long-tap double-tap technique. Young Joe at Google helped tremendously by directing my attention to the app waffle (since nether of us could pull-down notifications), then the two-fingered swipe to get to the Settings icon.

Damn, that was a painful morning! Hopefully things will be easier now for anyone else who falls into Talkback-disable hell.
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Yes, I ran into that this morning experimenting with the spoken caller id. I just kept tapping what I needed until I finally got to where I could turn it off. What a PITA!
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It's got to be a bug right? There's no reason that accessibility should have such a negative impact on the accessibility of the features of the phone.
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It certainly seems that it's a problem ... the Google Support guy named "Joe" was also flummoxed by it, but working together for about 1/2 hour we finally got it solved as described.

Maybe a person with partial or no vision would approach it in a different, perhaps more intuitive way? Certainly Google has many people working on the interface, at least some of whom are presumably sight-impaired.
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Thanks for this...I don't think I'll ever turn it on again.
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Happy talkback application succesfully disabled

thanx for your advise, finally i disable talkback application by following your post
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This was so helpful.. thank you so much. I activated it by mistake and i thought i was doomed but i came across this post. I deactivated it within seconds - Thank you so much! God bless you!
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OMG- thank you!
I just installed Active Notifications and tripped over the Samsung bug activating talkback. I had NO idea what had happened nor how to fix it.
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Thumbs up Thankssssssss a Lottttttt!!

You saved me from bigggg problem. Last might night i activated talkback and i felt i was trapped!!
Now after seeing ur post, i followed the same n turned off this app.

thanks a lot again!!
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You're welcome, everybody. That illustrates the value of these forums when people share their experience with others. Of course the PHP-enabled database doesn't hurt either.
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