Originally Posted by 4K Tech
A week or so ago I updated my 65JS8500 to the latest firmware, version T-HKMAKUC-1218.0, and as of a couple of days ago I now see a pop-up overlay animation in the lower-right corner of the screen when I switch to certain channels such as CNN, MSNBC, and ESPN. The pop-up only appears for about 5 seconds and darkens the lower-right corner of the screen during that time, which is what called my attention to it in the first place. It was difficult to read the pop-up because the CNN logo overpowered it, but when I changed channels I was finally able to decipher it, and it said, "Press EXTRA" accompanied by rolling text underneath which said, "Program Info," "Cast," "Tweets." I pressed the EXTRA button on the remote and a few seconds later live Tweets appeared on the screen for the program I was viewing (if the EXTRA button wasn't pressed within a few seconds, the overlay disappeared and the screen returned to its normal brightness in that lower-right corner). I assume this has something to do with the Smart Hub/Samsung Apps, but I haven't been able to find a setting to disable it. Has anyone else experienced this too and can it be disabled? It's no biggie if it can't be disabled, but I'd prefer to not have it appear on any channels, or to just activate it at my own choosing.
Originally Posted by BeyondHD
It's very easy to do;
1.Press the EXTRA button on the remote control
2.Scroll Down to "Settings"
3.Uncheck the first box to disable the pop-up feature
Thanks very much for your help! This isn't documented anywhere in the Samsung E-Manual or Apps screens, so I'm grateful for your assistance. I didn't realize that once I pressed the EXTRA button, there are several choices to make by next pressing the up or down arrows on the remote, and that one of those options is "Settings" (so in my case, getting to the Settings option would be an additional Step 1a in your instructions) and from there to then choose the "General" option to modify whether that pop-up App appears, how long it stays on the screen, etc. Thanks again for this insight.