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This evening I took my phone out of my pocket and the screen was on and it was in debug mode. I assume it is debug mode - there is a column of text right justified near the top of the screen that changes with time. When my finger touches the screen a vertical and horizontal line appear and track my finger movement and there is a trail left showing where I moved my finger. Along the top of the screen there are fields which display info about the finger movement. I am not a developer, but I assume this is debug mode.

My question is: How can I get it out of debug mode? HELP!!!

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As you tagged your question usb-debugging: Did you check that option? It is usually found in your system settings with the devloper specific stuff in the apps section. – Izzy Aug 3 '12 at 7:56
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Do you have "{} Developer options" under Settings menu? If yes, go to Settings->Developer Options and uncheck the boxes under "Input", "Drawing" "Monitoring" sections.

I presume these should be not available with standard ROMs (i.e. produced by carrier/that come with phone). In that sense, I am bit surprised on why you have it, unless you have CM's or other similar ROM.

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You got it. I did have a developer menu and somehow while it was turned on in my pocket the following options got turned ok: pointer location, show touches, show screen updates, show CPU usage and force GPU rendering. – FrankH Aug 3 '12 at 12:02
I absolutely have the standard Verizon Droid Razr. I bought it on the day it became available, 11/11/2011, and I was automatically upgraded to ICS several weeks ago, over the air on, I think, the first day Verizon released it. I have never tried to root it or change ROMs or anything? – FrankH Aug 3 '12 at 12:06
Should I leave Force GPU rendering ON? That sounds like it would be faster. Is it safe and well tested? – FrankH Aug 3 '12 at 12:09
Thanks so much, by the way!!! :-) – FrankH Aug 3 '12 at 12:11
I am sorry FrankH, I am not certainly clear enough to recommend, though I too have it set to ON ;-) – Narayanan Aug 3 '12 at 12:20

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