I have 7" 4.2.2 tablet for everyday use and it have 2 additional soft buttons. Rightmost one is a "screenshot" soft button (please find picture below). My problem is what I rarely take screenshots intentionally (Vol- + Power is more than enough for me and produces better quality screenshots) but this button and its position causes literally a tons of accidental screenshots. Even worse, this button remains fully functional even when device is locked.

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It there a way to disable this soft button (at least for lock-screen)? Or remove it completely? Or even better, to bind for some more useful function?

FWIW, tablet is Mediatek-based and I have a root.

  • Does your device have hardware keys as an alternative for those important soft keys? If yes, then try Gravitybox. It would create its own navigation bar and allows you to choose which keys would you like to show at the bottom. Can't say whether it would work in your case, but it's worth a try.
    – Firelord
    Sep 4, 2015 at 10:49
  • @Firelord, no, just basic Vol+ Vol- and Pwr. Sep 4, 2015 at 11:53
  • Yeah, as @Firelord said, if you have Xposed installed, you could try using a custom navigation bar that's available in GravityBox.. Moreover, if that doesn't help, if you really know how, try editing the SystemUI.apk by decompiling using APKTool
    – Gokul NC
    Sep 4, 2015 at 13:06


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