1. Baby_Doc's Avatar
    Our N8 came with the navigation bar in the auto hide mode, which I initially thought was an inconvenience. So I wondered why Samsung made auto-hide the default.

    Could it be that they were concerned about screen burn-in should you always have the bar showing? While I don't have my brightness set higher than what auto brightness selects, I thought, perhaps, it would be safer to reset the navigation bar to auto-hide. So I did. (After all, there have already been a few reports of N8 screen burn in with people who chose higher brightness levels.) Over time, I wondered whether burn-in would possible with a static navigation bar, even with less brightness.

    Do you hide your navigation bar? If so is it because of the same concerns I have, or do you just like it that way?
    11-17-2017 12:17 PM
  2. Zolti's Avatar
    ...
    Do you hide your navigation bar? If so is it because of the same concerns I have, or do you just like it that way?
    I leave it visible, all the time.
    11-17-2017 12:19 PM
  3. cwbcpa's Avatar
    I'm still experimenting with it. There are definitely times that it's nice to have it there but most of the time I like having it hidden.
    11-17-2017 12:31 PM
  4. daves221's Avatar
    I leave it on... it was giving me a little trouble in some apps with the swipe up as to whether it was for the app or the nav bar.. easier with it on always and it hides itself when needed for media play
    11-17-2017 12:37 PM
  5. j_hansen's Avatar
    I have it hidden all the time
    11-17-2017 12:37 PM
  6. DARK Vader777's Avatar
    auto hide sometimes plus use
    navbar apps naive app by the way
    11-17-2017 12:38 PM
  7. sandra_17's Avatar
    I keep it hidden.
    11-17-2017 12:52 PM
  8. aldo82's Avatar
    always visible apart from occasionally of say watching a video through the browser when the don't auto hide. if Samsung had put in hard press back and recent apps buttons just like they did for home then I'd have it hidden all the time
    11-17-2017 02:58 PM
  9. Baby_Doc's Avatar
    Does anyone keep the bar hidden just because of the concern for screen burn-in? Or is it that a non issue for you?
    11-17-2017 03:10 PM
  10. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    mine came visible and the first thing I did is auto hide it
    11-17-2017 03:14 PM
  11. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    Does anyone keep the bar hidden just because of the concern for screen burn-in? Or is it that a non issue for you?
    black theme so not an issue. love the extra real estate that the hidden nav bar affords. gorgeous screen.
    11-17-2017 03:15 PM
  12. j_hansen's Avatar
    Does anyone keep the bar hidden just because of the concern for screen burn-in? Or is it that a non issue for you?
    I keep it hidden because I think it is annoying to look at
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    11-17-2017 03:16 PM
  13. terobaje's Avatar
    I keep it hidden because I like to use all of my screen for contents.
    11-17-2017 04:00 PM
  14. ROE_HUNTER's Avatar
    Hidden, was used to it on my Shield Tablet so made sense to hide it on here too.
    11-17-2017 04:22 PM
  15. jjinal's Avatar
    I've had mine set to always on until today when saw this thread. Decided to try hiding for a while. I think I like it.
    11-17-2017 05:48 PM
  16. Thomasrope's Avatar
    I've tried auto-hide but didn't like it. So it's always on for me...
    11-17-2017 08:08 PM
  17. brothamoveson's Avatar
    I leave it visible at all times.
    11-17-2017 08:42 PM
  18. kj11's Avatar
    Hidden. Always.
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    11-17-2017 09:54 PM
  19. ImaCeleryStalker's Avatar
    I like it hidden but was having a few issues when texting like trying to get the keyboard up or down so I now have it visible all the time and must hide it when watching videos or movies. I love that this was an option.
    11-17-2017 10:21 PM
  20. I Can Be Your Hero's Avatar
    I have it visible. Just prefer it that way.
    11-18-2017 12:54 AM
  21. evohicks's Avatar
    Hidden, its no bother just flicking up to retrieve it, to me it just looks better full screen with no icons.
    11-18-2017 04:10 AM

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