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    Default how to stop auto hide of top menu

    Ive searched for this resolution and haven't found the solution. The top bar on my galaxy s3 is set to auto hide forcing me to swipe down slightly to see the time and my alerts. I just want it to always be there. It should be simple to correct but I can't find the solution. Please... does anyone know how to stop the title/status bar from hiding. I want to be able easily check the bar without having to swipe down. It wasn't originally like this. Thanks!

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    Default Re: how to stop auto hide of top menu

    did you install a different launcher/home manager? as those usually provide an option to hide the status/notification bar, so it will be in the settings somewhere.
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    The new KitKat notification bar is set to auto hide in some applications like browser and Gallery, to give more screen space obviously, but stays put in homescreens when you need it most. I don't know of a way to change that. You can pull it down of course.
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    Default Re: how to stop auto hide of top menu

    OP, could you tell us where it is happening? On the home screen like blackveils suggested, or are you in a specific app as pointed out by Madd54?

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    On the home screen. The bar with th clock battery signal icons. I haven't installed anything to modify my phone that's what's weird. Is it correct to say thAt the non modified home screen does not do this? Or is there a toggle in the settings somewhere. If not I'm going to just start uninstalling apps.

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    Default Re: how to stop auto hide of top menu

    Quote Originally Posted by bishopgatrer View Post
    On the home screen. The bar with th clock battery signal icons. I haven't installed anything to modify my phone that's what's weird. Is it correct to say thAt the non modified home screen does not do this? Or is there a toggle in the settings somewhere. If not I'm going to just start uninstalling apps.

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    Default Re: how to stop auto hide of top menu

    check Settings >> Display >> Notification Panel for an option to unhide it.

    failing that, clean the cache, which may or may not need the fancy way with special boot options etc (i dont know how you do that). there is a way to clear at least some cache from within the system, go to Settings >> Storage >> Cached Data to clear it, then maybe reboot the phone to see if it is any different.

    try to figure out which app could be causing the conflict, in case it is not the system defaults.

    if after all that, it still wont show in any app view or home screen view, then you would have to try a factory reset, where you will lose all your local data and customisations, though some will likely be synced to your google account depending on your settings.
    --- or you could try another launcher/home manager instead, to avoid doing a reset, but you may or may not get conflicts, considering something isnt right to begin with, but it might be fine. i recommend apex, but you could try nova or something else.
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    Default Re: how to stop auto hide of top menu

    Thank you so much! I found I had nova actually installed an that was casing it. You made my life a lot less frustrating . Cheers!
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