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How to turn off talkback/double tap on Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1

On the galaxy Tab A 10.1 after downloading the lastest OS, some settings got changed and the talkback comes on. However, I cannot find a talkback accessability item to turn off! what's the ...
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Is it possible to switch out the voice for the Talkback-reader?

Can you switch out the voice of the Talkback-reader completely? In car-navigationsystems you can download "funny" or different sounding persons (male, female, actor, ...). But the for the Talkback-...
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Gesture to repeat invisible recaptcha audio challenge while using TalkBack

When I am on an invisible recaptcha audio challenge (see image below) and I am using Google TalkBack is there a gesture to repeat the voice saying the numbers? When I press the play button focus seems ...
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Android 8 Oreo - No more “pause feedback” for Talkback in accessibility?

I am developing apps for Android and now have started to use Android 8 (Oreo) on my Pixel 2-phone. While working on the accessibility of an app I've noticed that a certain entry in the "Global ...
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How to Disable Speed Dial?

I have a Samsung phone, tracphone, with andriod 4.3. talk back and explore by touch are both active. When trying to use the phone, very short pauses are interpreted as a long pause, bringing up ...
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Accessibility into android7 there are news?

I'm blind and I tried Android 5.0 and it seemed not very good using talkback. Does someone know if there are many differences with the new version?
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Hardware key combinations to enable/disable TalkBack

I have found the following gestures out options I the TalkBack settings: I want to be able to get the double Coyle up and volume down long press key combination to toggle TalkBack on or off. This is ...
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Something wrong using TalkBack with stock Contacts app

I am trying to scroll up and down the stock Contacts app, which I am doing by trying to place two fingers simultaneously on the screen and dragging up and down. When I do this properly I can hear the ...
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TalkBack, how to figure out what the non-text-reading sounds mean

I am trying to use TalkBack without looking at the screen, but even when I look I am not good with sounds because they distract me and I cannot figure out what they mean. So, is there a resource, ...
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TalkBack menu entry should beep and be present by default [closed]

Android 4..4.2 here. I have written about the fact that it is a shame for Android not to have a mode where you can configure the device upon first boot using your voice, which would be helpful for ...
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How can I make Google Now talk back in other languages than English?

My brother is getting gradually blind from diabetes and I want to help him setting up his phone (Samsung S6) with Google Now so he can voice-control it. Apparently Google Now can only talk back if ...
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Is there a way for a blind user to find the TalkBack tutorial?

How can someone unable to see find and go through the TalkBack tutorial available on an Android device?
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Talk back access to phone when switched on

How can I override Talk back on my samsung galaxy J1 phone. When I switch on my phone I cannot access my menu as the voice keeps telling me to press the select menu twice
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TTS versus TalkBack

What is the difference between Text-to-Speech and TalkBack and Google Talk? (also, I am unable to open the TalkBack tutorial on my Samsung Galaxy SIII Neo Android 4.4.2 (it just crashes the Settings ...
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What are the other “home” screens called?

On my Samsung Galaxy SIII when I get past the lock screen there are several "home" screens, each indicated by a clickable dash, and one of these (the second one on my device) has a home icon in place ...
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Is it possible to programmatically disable TalkBack's *explore by touch* option?

Some applications cannot function properly when TalkBack's explore by touch option is active, but permanently disabling it isn't a viable alternative because not having it on would make using a ...
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Is it possible to get the audio files for the TalkBack “earcons”?

I'm interested to know whether there are audio files tucked away somewhere for the "earcons" - the sounds that TalkBack makes for certain things, like links, page scrolling, etc. Are these available ...
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TalkBack: System language is different from TTS language

I'm on a Samsung Galaxy SIII Neo with Android 4.4.2 (KitKat), and would like to use TalkBack. Why are the system language and TTS language separate. What does this separation of tasks achieve? ...
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Samsung Galaxy S2 recites any actions that I do. How to turn it off?

My phone won't stop talking. It won't let me scroll or see other settings, I've tried to go back the way I did and turn it off, but I can't scroll down or up. I have to double click on applications to ...
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OnePlus One Talkback Won't Turn Off

My OnePlus One seems to have its Talkback setting permanently set to ON. On some apps, whenever I tap on something, it highlights it with orange and speaks the text. I've noticed this in Bacon ...
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Accessible Android Reader Application for text, epub, daisy and PDF formats

I need to find applications for particular formats of books: 1) ePub - Cool Reader, Ideal 2) Daisy - Darwin Reader 3) Txt - Accessible Talkback Editor 4) PDF- Adobe Reader, Smart Q Reader Requirement:...
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In Samsung Galaxy S3 mini TalkBack is always speaking when switching home screens

From one day to the next, TalkBack started to tell me on which home screen I am. It is always using the Google voice, even if I set it to Samsung TTS. Texts: Page 2 of 5. (German pronunciation) Der ...
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Accidentally turned on talkback

I accidentally turned on talkback in the Accessibility menu. When I turned it on I got some kind of walk through on how to use it. I couldn't cancel it. So I turned off my phone. When I turned it ...
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How to turn off talkback feature on Galaxy S2 ICS 4.03

I have turned on Talkback to see if it worked on My Galaxy S2.That also disabled my touch screen scrolling .Now I cannot turn off talkback because I cannot scroll through the setting menu. What should ...