1. donebrasko's Avatar
    Ill make this short. I have the Razr M. I am rooted. How can I hide the soft keys so that I can make full use of the screen?

    Thanks
    11-03-2012 12:42 AM
  2. Notrega's Avatar
    I don't think so - not sure if there is a launcher that would give that option. I use Nova and I hide the notification bar and the dock with no wallpaper and just simi clock and it is nice and clean...
    11-03-2012 03:34 PM
  3. donebrasko's Avatar
    Could you post a screenshot
    I don't think so - not sure if there is a launcher that would give that option. I use Nova and I hide the notification bar and the dock with no wallpaper and just simi clock and it is nice and clean...
    11-03-2012 06:56 PM
  4. Notrega's Avatar
    Could you post a screenshot
    Advanced Clock Widget
    Nova Prime Launcher
    And No Wallpaper
    Can you hide the soft keys?-uploadfromtaptalk1351989015467.jpg

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    11-03-2012 07:30 PM
  5. donebrasko's Avatar
    Advanced Clock Widget
    Nova Prime Launcher
    And No Wallpaper
    Click image for larger version. 

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    Thanks. I would really like to get the bottom part of the screen. I know it was done on the Nexus at some point. I didnt know if there was a way to edit it in the system settings or something
    11-03-2012 08:20 PM
  6. taylorz_412's Avatar
    Thanks. I would really like to get the bottom part of the screen. I know it was done on the Nexus at some point. I didnt know if there was a way to edit it in the system settings or something
    I'm almost certain that would require root

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    11-03-2012 08:23 PM
  7. donebrasko's Avatar
    I'm rooted already
    11-03-2012 10:12 PM
  8. efyoiphone's Avatar
    Thanks. I would really like to get the bottom part of the screen. I know it was done on the Nexus at some point. I didnt know if there was a way to edit it in the system settings or something
    Where did you see it done on a nexus? Could you post a link please?

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    11-04-2012 01:13 AM
  9. Dreamliner330's Avatar
    Onscreen buttons has got to be the single biggest design error Google has made, simply horrible.
    11-04-2012 01:31 AM
  10. paul-c's Avatar
    Advanced Clock Widget
    Nova Prime Launcher
    And No Wallpaper
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    Minimalism at it's finest. Very nice.

    Sent from my Panasonic ELUGA
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    11-04-2012 01:36 AM
  11. WAldenIV's Avatar
    Onscreen buttons has got to be the single biggest design error Google has made, simply horrible.
    I disagree completely. Physical buttons add bulk to the phone and can break or wear out. Soft buttons disappear when launching apps.
    11-04-2012 08:10 AM
  12. Megaroad's Avatar
    I disagree completely. Physical buttons add bulk to the phone and can break or wear out. Soft buttons disappear when launching apps.
    No they don't.
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    11-04-2012 11:44 AM
  13. Notrega's Avatar
    No they don't.
    They do on some apps where screen real estate is needed.

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    11-04-2012 01:43 PM
  14. WAldenIV's Avatar
    No they don't.
    They do on some apps where screen real estate is needed.
    Like notrega said, they disappear in apps that need the full screen.
    11-04-2012 02:20 PM
  15. Dreamliner330's Avatar
    Like notrega said, they disappear in apps that need the full screen.
    No they don't. Video content does, but apps do not, or at least I've never seen an APP that hides the button bar. I'd be much happier with it if the menu disappears in all apps and returned with swipe motion.
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    11-04-2012 04:10 PM
  16. efyoiphone's Avatar
    No they don't. Video content does, but apps do not, or at least I've never seen an APP that hides the button bar. I'd be much happier with it if the menu disappears in all apps and returned with swipe motion.
    Right. If I could swipe it on and off like ADW let's me do with my dock I would be satisfied.

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    11-05-2012 04:18 PM
  17. donebrasko's Avatar
    Onscreen buttons has got to be the single biggest design error Google has made, simply horrible.
    I like it because when the phone is off it looks good, but I would love to have the option to hide them completely and pressing power button or a swipe gesture
    Would make them pop up when needed.

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    11-09-2012 06:09 PM
  18. Megaroad's Avatar
    No they don't. Video content does, but apps do not, or at least I've never seen an APP that hides the button bar. I'd be much happier with it if the menu disappears in all apps and returned with swipe motion.
    Youtube does (which I appreciate), but that's the only app I've seen so far that hides them. I'd like it if the buttons would get hidden by Chrome. You'd think Google would write that into the Chrome code, since they are the ones promoting both the softkeys and the use of Chrome as stock browser. Also the stock gallery app. To me, there's no excuse for these stock Android apps to have built-in functionality around that. It's kind of weird how the Gallery app turns the icons into dots but still uses up the space.

    I can't say I hate the softkeys. The experience of using them is smooth and nice. I just wish the OS was a little more flexible about how and when they're displayed.
    11-11-2012 07:00 PM
  19. donebrasko's Avatar
    Wow, that's impressive. I usually get about 10 with what I would call moderate use. I thought I'd followed all the battery saving steps. I'll have to go back and reread those posts.
    I agree they are too creative not to do any of this.

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    11-12-2012 07:51 AM
  20. donebrasko's Avatar
    Funny.....today my soft keys disappeared and I had to reset my phone

    Sent from my XT907 using Android Central Forums
    11-12-2012 10:58 AM
  21. Convert2's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by dreamliner View Post
    "Onscreen buttons has got to be the single biggest design error Google has made, simply horrible."


    I agree 100%. Moreover it makes the display specs misleading. A spec that says 4.5" display -> with soft keys it is actually only about 4.25". Such devices should say so, e.g. 4.25" display expandable to full 4.5" during video playback.
    01-06-2013 11:59 PM
  22. Pete7874's Avatar
    Moreover it makes the display specs misleading. A spec that says 4.5" display -> with soft keys it is actually only about 4.25". Such devices should say so, e.g. 4.25" display expandable to full 4.5" during video playback.
    Where do you see Razr M advertized as having 4.5" screen? It's advertized as 4.3".
    01-10-2013 01:32 PM
  23. revtech's Avatar
    He was just giving a 'for-instance' example, not quoting a razr m spec.
    01-13-2013 06:41 PM
  24. SidelingJam3's Avatar
    Hello everybody!

    So I have been looking around the internet for about half an hour now for a solution to this. I have a Nexus 4 and I just installed LMT and really like the fullscreen thing. After running into countless unhelpful threads about hiding the softkeys, I came across this: 【DoubleX】make yourGN fullscreen apk!【support4.1】 - xda-developers

    It worked!!! It worked perfectly! (at least it worked perfectly on my Nexus 4). It hides the nav bar without hiding the notification bar!!!
    01-26-2013 03:08 AM

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