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Why the red boxing now on my Galaxy Nexus
ssislandguy
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This week my Nexus started  flashing a red box on certain applications such as deleting a text message...went to the Verizon store...after a few wrong guesses...they suggested a google blog on ice cream sandwich (which I never found)...so here I am.  trying to find out if the red boxing is telling me something important I either need to know or worry about...thnx!

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Re: Why the red boxing now on my Galaxy Nexus
J2cool
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That red box is not a defect, or a bug, and nothing to worry about. It is, in fact, a development tool called'Strict mode'. It flashes a red box around the edges of the screen to let you know an app is doing a long process on the main thread, in other words, when an app is taking a long time to do something in the foreground (Which explains why it happens while sending texts). This can be turned off/fixed by going into Settings>Developer Options, and finding the "Strict Mode enabled" checkbox. If it is not checked, check it, reboot, then uncheck it. Your problem should go away.

Hope this info helps!

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Re: Why the red boxing now on my Galaxy Nexus
NuDroidUsrr
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ssislandguy wrote:

This week my Nexus started  flashing a red box on certain applications such as deleting a text message...went to the Verizon store...after a few wrong guesses...they suggested a google blog on ice cream sandwich (which I never found)...so here I am.  trying to find out if the red boxing is telling me something important I either need to know or worry about...thnx!

First off, where does the red box appear?

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Re: Why the red boxing now on my Galaxy Nexus
ssislandguy
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The redbox is a red line around the perimeter of the display... and appears for a split second...

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Re: Why the red boxing now on my Galaxy Nexus
J2cool
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That red box is not a defect, or a bug, and nothing to worry about. It is, in fact, a development tool called'Strict mode'. It flashes a red box around the edges of the screen to let you know an app is doing a long process on the main thread, in other words, when an app is taking a long time to do something in the foreground (Which explains why it happens while sending texts). This can be turned off/fixed by going into Settings>Developer Options, and finding the "Strict Mode enabled" checkbox. If it is not checked, check it, reboot, then uncheck it. Your problem should go away.

Hope this info helps!

Re: Why the red boxing now on my Galaxy Nexus
ssislandguy
Member

Thank you very much...you are entirely correct... I figured it had something to do with developer options...altho I have never deliberately changed the settings... the red box/lines are now gone... this is what happens when you pair a smart phone with a dumb user...appreciate your time and expertise in answering my query... Ed