Sunday, October 9, 2016

Linux mint disable touch screen

If you use a linux distro like Linux Mint and a device with touch screen support and you don't want to use it any more for any reason, you can disable touch screen by making a modification on your system. To disable touch screen for Linux Mint (and possible for some other Linux systems) open terminal and enter this command:
sudo pluma /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-evdev.conf
pluma is the name of editor in Linux Mint so if your system uses another one or you prefer another editor replace its name (ie. nano)

Find the section in file related to touch screen and comment it like this:
#Section "InputClass"
#        Identifier "evdev touchscreen catchall"
#        MatchIsTouchscreen "on"
#        MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*"
#        Driver "evdev"
Save the file and exit editor after commenting the related section. Restart your computer and after now you should be running your device with touch screen disabled.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

iPhone iOS 10 how to activate unlock by touch

If you have upgraded to iOS 10 on your iphone, you probably have noticed the requirement of pressing the home button to unlock your iphone while just touching was enough to unlock for previous iOS versions. In fact you can still switch to the earlier type of unlocking by changing a setting in your iphone. Here is how you can do it.

First start the Settings app.

In settings menu click General.

Find Accessibility in the menu and select it.

Now find Home Button and select it.

In the Home Button menu you'll see a setting named Rest Finger to Unlock deactivated by default in iOS 10. Make this setting active and from now on you can unlock your iphone by touching the home button without pressing the button again while the screen is active.