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What application is "using my screen" with some kind of overlay? [duplicate]

I want to turn on accessibility permission to Greenify app. But I'm unable to click "ok". I also have Twilight and since some security built in the system, I have to disable, stop or uninstall the ...
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Screen Overlay Permissions [duplicate]

So I downloaded Skype recently and ever since, all my apps have the prompt popping up asking for permission to use things such as gallery and camera. But when I press allow, it makes me go into an ...
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Annoying overlay add [duplicate]

This specific add keeps popping up as overlay at random. It's always the same Facebook Maket thing. I'd appreciate any hint on how to get rid of it.
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View app's full package name?

I am using Android 4.0.3 and I can no longer find package name for some app. If I recall, I used to go to Applications and has been able to see it there. So, how can I see full package name of some ...
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Why can't I press the Install button when installing applications from unknown sources?

I'm trying to sideload an application, as seen in the picture below. I have allowed the installation of applications from unknown applied actions in settings, but I can't seem to press the install ...
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What is this lock screen with ads and how do I remove it?

I think my device got a malware. A lock screen with ads sometimes appear, and I must swipe an area at the bottom of the screen to open the phone. I am in Eastern Europe, some ads are in Slavic ...
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"Screen overlay detected" dialog?

I have a Nexus 5 phone and ever since I allowed a system update, it won't let me post pictures to Instagram. It keeps talking about turning off a "screen overlay", but then when I try to follow the ...
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How to turn off the "Screen Overlay" setting?

I'm using the Oneplus 2 and last week I updated my phone's software and ever since then I'm not able to do much on my phone. I'm not able to download photos on WhatsApp and neither am I able to send ...
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How do I install missing command line tools onto an Android device?

Android installations do not always have all the tools one would expect to have on a Unix-like system. For example, right now I have a problematic device which doesn't have find CLI utility. I mean, ...
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How can I find which apps/packages reference a given permission using command line?

Given some permission tld.developer.app.permission.PERMISSION how can I use adb/root shell to find all the installed packages that define/depend on it? The permissions are defined in the manifest ...
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"This site can't ask for your permission" Chrome error on LG Velvet?

I get this error whenever selecting any choice for permissions prompts in Chrome Dev. No results on Google, XDA, or here; Google has a similar but irrelevant hit for Hwaiwei devices (something to do ...
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Weird Octopus icon, Joy Launcher on Alcatel

this weird thing happened today, an octopus icon appeared on screen. Alcatel. It's annoying. Linked to Joy Launcher, which can't be disabled. Any idea how I can turn it off? Not the same as other ...
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Cannot select "Start now" on a dialog when using app to do screen capture on Marshmallow

I just upgraded my new Moto G3 to Marshmallow and noticed that both of my screen capture apps (AZ Screen Recorder and Lollipop Screen Recorder) no longer worked. I kept getting stuck at one dialog ...
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“Screen overlay detected” dialog? Turned off everything, doesn't work

I started receiving the “Screen overlay detected” dialog when trying to change apps settings. Tried to turn off all "draw over other apps" as it says here - "Screen overlay detected" dialog?...
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Weird display on screen before swipe lock Samsung Galaxy s6 edge plus

Pressed the onscreen button on my s6 edge this afternoon and a strange new display swipe screen is showing up - picture included. I have no idea where this came from and I have to swipe it just to get ...
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Got stuck with a Pop-up on the main screen

I have Samsung Galaxy E5 (SM-E500H) with Android 5.1.1. Recently, I installed few apps and after that, I encountered an annoying little pop-up below the screen sometimes. I got into uninstalling some ...
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Why aren't these UI "hacks" more often exploited?

What I'm talking about: Facebook publishes a standalone app called Messenger on the Play Store. It's a chat app, for interactions with other Facebook users. It implements something called "chat ...
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Android suddenly pops up ad

Suddenly my Android always pops up this ad that always in that position, even sometimes a video ad, when I wake my phone from sleep. Anyone has idea? When I open the recent used app, it displays the ...
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Screen dims except navigation bar

On my Yoga tab (B8080-F) with Android 4.4.2 all of a sudden screen got dimmed except for the navigation menu, where it remains bright as set in the display settings. If I change brightness manually, ...
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Cause and solution of "Error: Unknown operation string: <OP>"

First of all, the following command works perfectly fine on Android 5.1.1 (CM, PA and Tesla ROM builds): adb shell su -c 'appops set android SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW deny' The said command blocks Android ...
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How to disable amazon **pop up** notification

I am using the new Moto One fusion plus. The notification only appears as a pop up and doesn't not appear in the notification bar. I have been annoyed by the notification and have even uninstalled the ...
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What is this Overlay Application and How can I get rid of it?

Recently this "app" has shown up on my phone. Tapping it gives me access to things like the home and back button, as well as screen lock. I can't figure out what app or setting has caused this to ...
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Screen overlay detected app permisions

I am really stressed out with my GSamsung S7, Every app i have, I cant give permission to access my phone, it keeps saying to change this permission setting, you have to turn off screen overlay from ...
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Permissions conflict with screen overlays [duplicate]

I installed Marshmallow on my Galaxy Note 4 like 2 months ago. Everything was nice and peaceful, and I was happy to be able to select custom permissions per app. A few days ago, out of the blue, I ...
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How can I find and remove the source of "full screen" ads when I can't locate it in any of my apps?

There is a site/app that takes up my whole screen (LG V30 Pie) several times a day. The top part, in the blue area, is always the same. The rest can be scrolled. None of my apps allow "draw over&...
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Gray link pop-up on my Android device screen

Why my Android device keep gray link on the screen? When it's get rotated it will show bunch of gray link, I don't know how to make it's disappear. I just use mouse and keyboard on my Android and the ...
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How do I remove this odd field sometimes appearing when typing?

I have recently started seeing an extra field middle left on the screen on my Android 5.1 Moto G 1st generation: I cannot tap it. It also appears in other apps, for instance Hangouts. I first thought ...
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