How to turn off gestures ? They're ruining my game play

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  1. Dee2001

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    While playing an air traffic control game, each time I move my finger from the bottom of the screen (in landscape mode) to the middle, it triggers some kind of gesture that opens up this annoying popup with a microphone, google, and a notepad thing.

    How can I disable it? Even if it wasn't annoying my game play, I don't want it (or any other gesture). I prefer my programs to start by me pressing the icon for it.

    I'm on an LG G Pad 8.3 using Android 4.2.2, not rooted or hacked in any way. Here's a screenshot:

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    Welcome to the forum

    I'm fairly certain that is the standard method for activating Google Now, not a standard gesture. The only way I can think of to stop it would be to turn Google Now off.
     
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    Aaaaaahhhh. That's what it is. I've disabled Google search and although the gesture is still triggering, at least it drops straight back out because it can't open search :)

    I've found an app that disables the gesture, but I don't think it does anything more than disabling google search does.

    It's not an ideal solution, but better than what I was considering - Option 1: sending the LG Tablet back as faulty, Option 2: Installing Gingerbread CyanogenMod on it, Option 3: Giving it away to a poor unsuspecting relative. I'd have accepted any of those options over living with the Google Now gesture interrupting my tablet-using experience in such an intrusive manner :)
     

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