- CrackBerry Genius
11-22-12, 09:26 PM #4
- 2,216 Posts
Can the touchscreen be turned off ?
sure it can.
it's called 'refraining yourself from touch screen' button.
lol. joke aside. no. u can't.
but just out of curiosity, why do u want if off?
was it not the most convenient to use both to accelerate your speed on using your device?
get used to it.
Sent from my unsliding slider BlackBerry 9800 using Tapatalk
- CrackBerry Newbie
11-23-12, 01:37 PM #6
- 5 Posts
Im actually thinking about this since i got my 9790. Although the touchscreen is quite useful in some situations, I use the trackpad 90% of the time to be honest.
Turning the touch sensors off would boost battery life A LOT for sure.
On the other hand: I would use this feature only if it came from RIM directly. I wont let a 3rd party app screw around with my BlackBerrys display!
- 11-26-12, 03:07 PM #7
Actually I would LOVE to be able to toggle the touch screen OFF/ON. Or I wish it did so automatically when a call is in progress and the phone senses that you have it held to your ears or face.
Too often my ears would touch the screen and open up all sorts of apps and stuff.
I've ended calls to find that my facebook, maps, poynt, browser, calendar have all been opened and in use thus killing the battery and also risking me sending information I most likely would not want sent or processed.
I believe my fiance's android phone toggles the touch screen off or limits what can be touched or opened accidentally when it senses a call is in progress and the device it at the head/ears.
Also the are times I find that when I ONLY need to use the keypad or trackpad the touchscreen just gets in the way-especially when all you want to do is pick it up or put the phone down.
That said, I also which there was an auto lock (I don't mean auto sleep) feature as well. I'm suprised the 9790 doesn't (seem to) have this whereas the 9700/9780 did have an autolock function
- 11-26-12, 09:40 PM #9
- 11-27-12, 07:50 AM #10
- 11-29-12, 07:32 PM #12
"I've ended calls to find that my facebook, maps, poynt, browser, calendar have all been opened and in use"
No way. You would have to press the "back" physical button and confirm the action before getting back to the homescreen. Then your ear or face would have to press each app button to launch the app AND the END CALL button to get back to the homescreen to open the next app. Or your face might be pressing and holding the physical menu button to switch to the homescreen, only to open each app again... And that's assuming the proximity sensor isn't getting in the way of all these face gestures.
You're either making up to smear the product or your phone was seriously messed up. Maybe you were growing some mean movember facial hair and it kept poking your buttons and swiping your screen and keyboard.. Either way, I pity your smartphone.
- CrackBerry User
11-30-12, 03:08 AM #13
- 16 Posts
It can't be turned off. At first I thought maybe it can be turned off, but no it cannot. When the weather is windy and it controls the touch screen instantly, you have to set to the minimum touch screen sensitivity for the phone. Also a BB 9790 Bi-fold casing can help cover up the wind and prevent it. There are many ways to maintain the touch screen. I myself enjoy the touch screen system rather than the ones that is not.
- 12-08-12, 02:13 AM #15
I think detailed steps as to how to reproduce this behavior is needed, because my understanding is that if your proximity sensor failed, then the worst that can happen is that you either switch to speaker mode, mute your microphone, place the person on hold, or start a three way call. All of which you'd immediately notice before the call ends.
Whatever causes your situation is most likely unrelated, such as a rogue app launching things at random.
- 01-02-13, 06:44 AM #18
Happy new year!
Sorry for the delay.
No, it's not difficult.. you can watch it here.
It's not my movie . You'll have to disassemble the top cover only. After you do that, at 1:30 time( video) freeze the image and you'll be able to see(after you remove the cover) on the top side of the phone
one or two pairs of pins ( 4 or 8). From a scotch tape trim a piece that will cover those pins. Slide the cover back ( don't put the screw yet) check if the touchscreen is disabled and the proximity sensor is working properly. If both are working the way you want them .. put the screws and you're done. Enjoy! ( i know i am )
- CrackBerry Newbie
01-02-13, 01:02 PM #19
- 1 Posts
thanks for helping on how to "turn off" the "touch" element of the touch screen
The video illustrates how to get to inside the phone
Would be great if you could share a few photos of where to put the tape
- rather safe than sorry -
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