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Hide the back button bar in Android apps [answered]

asked 2014-09-05 21:51:41 +0300

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updated 2018-02-24 05:44:47 +0300

olf gravatar image


KitKat has the option to hide the stock Android buttons (so called "Immersive mode") and I was wondering if we'd get a fresh Android runtime version including this, because the bezels + the back button really make it difficult to play games on the Jolla.

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The question has been closed for the following reason "the question is answered, an answer was accepted" by olf
close date 2017-11-22 01:33:19.955223


Closed as the Android back-button bar can be toggled via the events-view menu, when AlienDalvik Control is installed. Alternatively one can use the older "Hide/Unhide android navigation bar".
Additionally one may install the Patch "Back-Button Gesture for Android-Apps" from Patchmanager 2.0's web-catalog.

olf ( 2018-03-08 23:24:34 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-09-06 07:45:04 +0300

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There is a drawback of this method. The suggestion line above the virtual keyboard becomes transparent and covers a portion of the app. In WhatsApp because of this its difficult to press the send button. In the Twitter app the location button and picture button don't work when you try to tweet. The portrait mode is affected you can still use the buttons in landscape orientation

DeepPurple15x ( 2014-11-05 22:15:10 +0300 )edit

Yes, I can confirm that. Anyone, any solution for the keypad issue?

cuh7b5 ( 2015-02-19 10:50:20 +0300 )edit

sure, apply native android keyboard :)

coderus ( 2018-02-23 22:19:57 +0300 )edit

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