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    Default Anyone know how to get the black bar at the bottom of apps to go away?

    I know there was a way to do this on my one x, but can't seem to figure it out on the one. Anyone know how?

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    Default Re: Anyone know how to get the black bar at the bottom of apps to go away?

    Quote Originally Posted by kygator13 View Post
    I know there was a way to do this on my one x, but can't seem to figure it out on the one. Anyone know how?

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    Email the developer and ask they to update their app to meet the Google specs. That bar appears because the app is looking for a menu button on the phone which Google asked handset makers to remove.
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    Default Re: Anyone know how to get the black bar at the bottom of apps to go away?

    Already discussed to exhaustion LOL. Read this thread and you'll know why you can't remove it.

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/htc...-menu-bar.html

    Long story short.... devleopers need to update their apps. This is why some apps you open don't have it and other do. I.e. open play store and it doesn't (the 3 dot menu is at the top) but open facebook and it does.
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    Default Re: Anyone know how to get the black bar at the bottom of apps to go away?

    Cool, thanks guys. The ac forum app has it, hope they update it soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kygator13 View Post
    Cool, thanks guys. The ac forum app has it, hope they update it soon.

    Sent from my HTC One using Android Central Forums
    AC has said publicly that they are working on a new app. Also, the AC Forums app is by tapatalk, so it is tapatalk that needs to update


    Can we get one of these threads stickied so we don't have a new one 3 times a day?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdevenberg View Post
    Can we get one of these threads stickied so we don't have a new one 3 times a day?
    I 2nd this. I've seen at least 5 of these threads over the last week. Hopefully the mods can pin it to the top.
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    Default Re: Anyone know how to get the black bar at the bottom of apps to go away?

    I actually dont understand what you guys are referring to? Do you mean the when you open the app drawer and the dock displaying phone,messaging, internet, and camera is still visible ??
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    Default Re: Anyone know how to get the black bar at the bottom of apps to go away?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blaalad12 View Post
    I actually dont understand what you guys are referring to? Do you mean the when you open the app drawer and the dock displaying phone,messaging, internet, and camera is still visible ??
    See that black bar with three dots, that.



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    Ahhhhhhhhhhhh now i see, I dont recall seeing this much but i have seen it on the facebook app in particular alright, if i remember correctly tapping it didnt do anything!! kinda annoying alright!! Thanks for the pic btw
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    Default Re: Anyone know how to get the black bar at the bottom of apps to go away?

    I can't believe people are making such a big deal about this transitional screen element to be honest. After hearing so much about it I was expecting it to be a real nuisance, but after using it I just don't get what the big deal is.
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    Default Re: Anyone know how to get the black bar at the bottom of apps to go away?

    I bought this phone yesterday and I do not have this issue. Does it only appear on certain programs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by adriandb View Post
    I can't believe people are making such a big deal about this transitional screen element to be honest. After hearing so much about it I was expecting it to be a real nuisance, but after using it I just don't get what the big deal is.
    I agree. People are complaining mostly because of the screen being used. If they have a 4.7 inch screen, they want the entire thing to be used for content and not a menu bar. I however, am like you in that it doesn't not bother me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tombsy19 View Post
    I bought this phone yesterday and I do not have this issue. Does it only appear on certain programs?
    It's not an issue. You'll see it on any app that hasn't been modified to Google's latest specs. Apps that have been, you won't see it.
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    Default Re: Anyone know how to get the black bar at the bottom of apps to go away?

    Quote Originally Posted by adriandb View Post
    I can't believe people are making such a big deal about this transitional screen element to be honest. After hearing so much about it I was expecting it to be a real nuisance, but after using it I just don't get what the big deal is.
    I agree. I was expecting it to be much more obnoxious based on what I had read. Is it annoying? Yes. Is it the bane of my existance? Not quite.

    Quote Originally Posted by tombsy19 View Post
    I bought this phone yesterday and I do not have this issue. Does it only appear on certain programs?
    It only appears in programs that haven't updated to use Google's new menu system where it is intergrated into the app design instead of relying on a hardware button. Facebook is a good example.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adriandb View Post
    Email the developer and ask they to update their app to meet the Google specs. That bar appears because the app is looking for a menu button on the phone which Google asked handset makers to remove.
    That is odd.. Is this just with the HTC One? On my S3 I don't see that bar.

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    Default Re: Anyone know how to get the black bar at the bottom of apps to go away?

    Quote Originally Posted by Almeuit View Post
    That is odd.. Is this just with the HTC One? On my S3 I don't see that bar.

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    Yeah because HTC doesn't have a menu button so that's the only place for it be.

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    Default Re: Anyone know how to get the black bar at the bottom of apps to go away?

    Ahh, I see it on a couple apps. Doesnt really bother me, but im coming from and old school blackberry.
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    Default Re: Anyone know how to get the black bar at the bottom of apps to go away?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jaycemiskel View Post
    Yeah because HTC doesn't have a menu button so that's the only place for it be.

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    Ah okay. Makes sense. Thanks .

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    Default Re: Anyone know how to get the black bar at the bottom of apps to go away?

    Quote Originally Posted by scorpiodsu View Post
    I agree. People are complaining mostly because of the screen being used. If they have a 4.7 inch screen, they want the entire thing to be used for content and not a menu bar. I however, am like you in that it doesn't not bother me.
    Yeah. I really hope people direct their displeasure towards the app developers and request them to update their apps. There's not much HTC can do if it's already following the latest guidelines, and the devs aren't updating their apps.
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    Default Re: Anyone know how to get the black bar at the bottom of apps to go away?

    Quote Originally Posted by adriandb View Post
    I can't believe people are making such a big deal about this transitional screen element to be honest. After hearing so much about it I was expecting it to be a real nuisance, but after using it I just don't get what the big deal is.
    I think for me its just sort of like, it doesn't need to be there, and the devs have basically decided we're not worth the effort of fixing their app. Before I got the phone I anticipated seeing this in legacy apps that hadn't been updated since Google changed the standard. But lots of recently and frequently updated apps have the issue, lending me to think instead that they just don't care enough to fix their app. And that, moreso than the aesthetics of it, annoys me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deucetail View Post
    I think for me its just sort of like, it doesn't need to be there, and the devs have basically decided we're not worth the effort of fixing their app. Before I got the phone I anticipated seeing this in legacy apps that hadn't been updated since Google changed the standard. But lots of recently and frequently updated apps have the issue, lending me to think instead that they just don't care enough to fix their app. And that, moreso than the aesthetics of it, annoys me.
    Yup. Do the Google apps have the bar too? Are there any apps that actually conform to the latest guidelines?
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    Default Re: Anyone know how to get the black bar at the bottom of apps to go away?

    This is where google needs to get more apple like and put a hardline date on dev's to update or get pulled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EverNap View Post
    Yeah. I really hope people direct their displeasure towards the app developers and request them to update their apps. There's not much HTC can do if it's already following the latest guidelines, and the devs aren't updating their apps.
    Agreed. Devs will probably move at a slower pace since Samsung's devices still come with a dedicated menu key. But eventually, most apps will be updated. I would also expect to see a lot of updates coming around when new nexus is getting ready to come out as developers will probably want to refine for the new phone. If it bothers people, they should just go rate the app in the play store and be heard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EverNap View Post
    Yup. Do the Google apps have the bar too? Are there any apps that actually conform to the latest guidelines?
    There are a lot of apps (including all google apps) that do conform. Less than half the apps I use have the bar, and most of the ones that do are either low budget or old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EverNap View Post
    Yup. Do the Google apps have the bar too? Are there any apps that actually conform to the latest guidelines?
    The Google apps do not have the separate bar. The menu button is embedded into an existing bar of the app which is what they should do. So no issues with them. Also apps like eBay and dropbox don't have it but facebook and AC does.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveISU View Post
    This is where google needs to get more apple like and put a hardline date on dev's to update or get pulled.
    I agree. This is one of things that come with an open platform. Devs can do a lot and not abide but ALL recommended guidelines. iOS saw this as well when Apple came out with the Retina display do developers had to update their apps so it's something comes a long with changing standards. The difference is that Apple makes developers update and change and Google probably doesn't care as much. And for developers they always have to adjust their apps to different variations of Android device hardware so they're probably tired of modifying appsand they'll get to it when they feel like it since Google isn't making them do so LOL.
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