Whenever I turn on my Olympus TG-4 I get a strange message which pops up for a few seconds and then disappears. I am baffled by what this message is trying to tell me and also is a little bit distracting as it obscures the view when I am try to take a picture. I've trying to looking through the manual and also online, but could not find any reference to this.

Can anyone tell me what this is and/or how to disable it?

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    \$\begingroup\$ The hands depict tech support, the manufacturer web site, and the vendor you bought the camera from all pointing to the others as who is supposed to handle your problem. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Feb 1, 2017 at 13:02
  • \$\begingroup\$ If I contacted all those people first, I wouldn't be able to enjoy your sarcastic comment. \$\endgroup\$
    – oneself
    Commented Feb 2, 2017 at 1:53

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Alright, I think I figured it out. This is specific to Snow mode which allows for gloved operation of the camera. From the manual:

  1. Tap the right or left side of the camera body once. • The picture mode selection screen is displayed.
  2. Tap the right or left side of the camera body to select a function.
  3. Tap the back of the camera body twice to confirm your selection.

Take a picture: Tap the back of the camera twice (Only for the [Snow] mode).

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    \$\begingroup\$ There is a similar interface on Olympus cameras with underwater operation modes. \$\endgroup\$
    – mattdm
    Commented Jan 31, 2017 at 20:48

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