4.0 ice cream sandwich – How to disable the ghost touch and use device with mouse in android 4.0.4

Got an android tablet iBall i6012 with ghost touch. Its screen is touching in keyboard area with some fungus between touch screen and LCD. This is an hardware issue, have around 7 touch area in screen touching every second. want to use the tablet with USB mouse. Tried Touch Lock by kidscrape. It is locking the screen completely including mouse input.

Looking for a touch input blocking solution with mouse input support in Android 4.0.4

applications – How to disable Google news (clickbait) article notifications?

Every time I check my phone there is a list of ‘news article’ summaries in notifications. On the rare occasions I find any of it interesting it almost inevitably turns out to be a low quality fluff piece worthy of the description clickbait.. What is this ‘service’ and how can I opt out!

I am unaware of any third party news apps on my phone so presume it is some official google thing being pushed on me.

Is there a way to disable Modern List Comments?

Modern List comments are now enabled in our SharePoint Online tenant. Some site owners have their own custom comments using text columns and find these modern comments confusing to their users.
Is there a way to disable these? There’s no way in List Settings to disable and I tried PnP PowerShell Set-PnPList and could not find any property to set that would disable.
Modern SharePoint List Comments

ssl – How to disable TLS_AES_128_GCM_SHA256 (or, how to set TLSv1.3 ciphers) in postfix

I have the following in my TLS configuration, but the only problem I have is that TLS_AES_128_GCM_SHA256 is a 128 bit cipher, and I would like to remove it:

smtpd_tls_eecdh_grade = ultra
smtp_tls_eecdh_grade = ultra
smtpd_tls_mandatory_exclude_ciphers = MD5, DES, ADH, RC4, PSD, SRP, 3DES, eNULL, aNULL, ARIA, RSA, AES128
smtpd_tls_exclude_ciphers = MD5, DES, ADH, RC4, PSD, SRP, 3DES, eNULL, aNULL, ARIA, RSA, AES128
smtp_tls_mandatory_exclude_ciphers = MD5, DES, ADH, RC4, PSD, SRP, 3DES, eNULL, aNULL, ARIA, RSA, AES128
smtp_tls_exclude_ciphers = MD5, DES, ADH, RC4, PSD, SRP, 3DES, eNULL, aNULL, ARIA, RSA, AES128

And if I try to change tls_high_cipherlist to somehow disable the TLSv1.3 cipher, I cannot:


Adding !TLS_AES_128_GCM_SHA256 at the end doesn’t work. How can I achieve this? Even if I add the required ciphers at the end, it won’t work that way either.

I am able to do this on Apache by doing:

SSLCipherSuite TLSv1.3 TLS_AES_256_GCM_SHA384:TLS_CHACHA20_POLY1305_SHA256

But, I couldn’t find anything related to TLSv1.3 in postfix.

usability – Disable field or button if user exceeds number of tries

I’m currently facing this design issue:
When a user exceeds the number of attempts given to fill up a verification code field, he or she will not be able to try again until 20min later. If within this period, he attempts again, it resets the clock.

I’m thinking of disabling the button during the 20min to prevent the user from submitting an input. Have this design pattern been used before? I’m wondering what the drawbacks are for this.

plugins – Disable WooCommerce cart page

I’m building a WooCommerce website. I will be selling 4 packages and will be offering some upsells in the checkout using the WooCommerce Checkout Add-Ons plugin.

Here’s what I’m trying to achieve:

1. I would like to hide the WooCommerce cart page. Make it inaccessible.

2. I would like the cart to empty itself if the user navigates away from the checkout.

I have found a plugin, called Disable cart page for WooCommerce, that almost does what I want, but not quite. This plugin hides the cart page and empties the cart before another product is added. However, it disables the ability to add multiple products to an order which means users can not add any upsells to their order at checkout. It allows users to buy only 1 product at a time.

Here’s my situation:

I have created 1 variable product with 4 different variations and allow only 1 of this product to be purchased in a single order. These are the 4 main packages of my service that I offer on the website.

I have also created a bunch of simple products. These are the upsells that customers will be able to add to their order at checkout on top of the main package that they choose.

Here’s the issue:

If the customer navigates away from the checkout with the package and all of the upsells in the cart, the cart keeps the products inside the cart. Which means the cart will not allow the customer to select a different package because a package was already chosen and added to cart.

Therefore I need the cart to empty itself if the user navigates away from the checkout so he can add a different package to cart if he wants to.

The cart page is simply unnecessary because my customers get redirected straight to checkout after adding a package to their cart. So it would be great if customers trying to reach the cart page would simply get redirected to the checkout.

Is this possible?

How do i disable others from leveraging my security question to access my gmail if they’ve hosted my accnt on their device?

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performance – System slowness: How to disable or short-circuit tccd in Mojave? (slows app & subprocess startup)

Quick answer:
You have to use configuration profiles that can only be deployed via an MDM (Mobile Device Management Software) to disable tcc and tcc prompts. Unfortunately TCC is written strong into Mojave’s code and doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon. This is a downfall for developers/engineers/users/administrators as we all are going to have to learn learn how to walk with TCC. Apple’s push for security is stronger than ever and has been written on the wall for Mac Admins for quite some time.

Longer Answer:

Apple is pushing for companies to move over to DEP/MDM workflows for deploying machines to their users: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204142

With Mac OS Mojave, Apple wants users to validate the use of programs gaining access to their files, hence the TCC messages of programs wanting to gain access. What does this have to do with your question you ask? Well…

There is some hope for companies that manage their machines with DEP/MDM solutions such as JAMF (for an example). Apple has pointed this out and the annoying prompts can be disabled by using an MDM and configuration profiles here:


You can allow apps to access certain files used for system administration, and to allow access to application data. For example, if an app requests access to your Calendar data, you can allow or deny the request. MDM administrators can manage these requests using the Privacy Preferences Policy Control payload, as documented in the Configuration Profile Reference.

Mac admin Carl Ashley has also pointed this out in more detail here:

You will absolutely need an MDM to deploy these profiles as they cannot be deployed direct to a machine through a package, or other installation method.
This will mean either a DEP to MDM enrolment workflow, or through User Approved MDM (users manually enrol their Mac into MDM).

If you try to do this with a non-managed mac and install the config profile without an MDM, it will defeat the purpose of using both the MDM and the config profile because the config profile will prompt the user to install it in System Preferences > Profiles.

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This might possibly change if Apple announces a new OS this summer with 10.15. For unknown reasons Apple also has not explicitly documented to developers the need to add the NSRemindersUsageDescription key string in the Info.plist file of their applications to prevent their applications from crashing.

It is counter intuitive for developers to revert back to Xcode 9, where this problem doesn’t seem to occur, unlike in its successor Xcode 10. Hoakley also validated this when he tried to use an older version of a program he developed with a Xcode older than v10 in Mojave and it ran fine, allowing the newer version of the app to prompt the user for consent to use the computer files/programs as intended.

I then tested an older version of xattred(Hoakley’s program), and discovered that, instead of crashing, it did produce the expected user consent. Once added to that list, the newer version stopped crashing, and could access all protected Calendar files without any more dialogs.

After the user consents to the application, this app in question appears under one of the lists under System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy and usually under Accessibility.

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On the bright side:

Trust me, all of us as Macadmins are on the same page of busting our heads on the table over TCC. I can imagine its much worse for the normal user who likes to dabble in the administration domain. Hopefully we will see better, sane, implementation of TCC with future updates of Mac OS.

If you are curious in dabbling with creating profiles, and possibly have an MDM you can try the following:


I hope this explanation is of use to you as a developer/engineer.