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I have a Sony-Ericsson Xperia Arc S with android 4.0, the dev mode was activated by mistake by a non tech person. ( so now every touch/drag draws a line, and on the top it shows x,y coordinates )

I can't find how to disable it

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If you just want that line / coordinate overlay gone, disable Settings - Developer Options - Pointer location.

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To Disable Developer mode goto settings-> developer{ } then there is a slider on top of Developer options which you can on/off.

  • for me it's only Settings -> Developer Options and inside there's no slider only grouped checkboxes, "user interface" ( Strict mode enabled, pointer location, show touches ... ) ... "Apps" ( Don't keep activities, Background all ANRs, Show all ANRs) – Omu Jun 19 '18 at 11:52
  • @Omu I do wonder why it is so, I remembered that Android 4.0/4.1 devices do have a global toggle controlling Dev Options on the top bar, and Sony did very few UI changes so they shouldn't have touched it. – Andy Yan Jun 19 '18 at 11:57

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