1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    The small button on the left bottom has disappeared and I am no longer able to make the navigation bar disappear. how can I get this back. note 9
    02-10-2019 03:17 PM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    if you updated to pie, it no longer has the option
    02-10-2019 04:20 PM
  3. hooligan03's Avatar
    if you're on Pie you can switch to Gestures which is awesome.
    OJsakila likes this.
    02-10-2019 04:29 PM
  4. pizza_pablo's Avatar
    Yet another reason not to update to Pie.
    What they call a 'feature', I call a loss of functionality. How is it an 'upgrade' if you lose something you had?
    Surely both options could be had.
    02-10-2019 05:50 PM
  5. ROE_HUNTER's Avatar
    if you're on Pie you can switch to Gestures which is awesome.
    Yes, love the gestures. Since I was already swiping up to show the buttons, just had to learn to swipe up in the correct locations. So it actually took a step away which is great.
    gyounk likes this.
    02-10-2019 10:59 PM
  6. Johnston212's Avatar
    if you're on Pie you can switch to Gestures which is awesome.
    Gestures are cool, but still a gimmick.
    gomcse likes this.
    02-11-2019 03:10 AM
  7. Spawnlives's Avatar
    Don't know if it helps but hidding the navigation bar on pie without gestures is possible. It leaves 3 small bars down the bottom of the screen and all you do is swipe up on the bar to either go to recently,home or back.( Depending on the bar you swipe )

    Option is in settings - display - navigation bar - select full screen gestures

    If you want to hide the three bars on the bottom turn off gesture hints.

    Hope this is what you meant.
    02-11-2019 03:49 AM
  8. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    Gestures are cool, but still a gimmick.
    Only a gimmick of you don't use them. Alot of us use them. Not a gimmick.
    02-11-2019 04:40 AM
  9. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    Only a gimmick of you don't use them. Alot of us use them. Not a gimmick.
    I agree. When I call a feature a gimmick, it's usually because it only works part of the time, or it's buggy. That's not the case with the gestures, it works good.
    kevinpleasants and gomcse like this.
    02-11-2019 06:14 AM
  10. gyounk's Avatar
    Gestures will save humanity. Start getting used to them.
    02-11-2019 09:09 AM
  11. lcs101's Avatar
    Don't know if it helps but hidding the navigation bar on pie without gestures is possible. It leaves 3 small bars down the bottom of the screen and all you do is swipe up on the bar to either go to recently,home or back. ( Depending on the bar you swipe )

    Option is in settings - display - navigation bar - select full screen gestures

    If you want to hide the three bars on the bottom turn off gesture hints.

    Hope this is what you meant.
    Um, you have just described gestures.
    pizza_pablo likes this.
    02-11-2019 10:07 AM
  12. lcs101's Avatar
    I agree. When I call a feature a gimmick, it's usually because it only works part of the time, or it's buggy. That's not the case with the gestures, it works good.
    Being a gimmick has nothing to do with reliability of function. It has to do with adding a feature that is just new or different (intended to get attention), but doesn't really add anything to the user experience. So if somebody feels gestures are no better than the buttons (or worse), then it would make sense to describe it as a gimmick. Now, of course, if you content it does improve usability, then it would not be a gimmick.
    02-11-2019 10:10 AM
  13. pizza_pablo's Avatar
    No sense in arguing, folks. 😊
    Attached Thumbnails The option to hide the navigation bar has disappeared. Why? how can i get that option back?-7723.jpg  
    Beansr519 likes this.
    02-11-2019 11:05 AM
  14. Spawnlives's Avatar
    Um, you have just described gestures.
    So every other swipe action you do on your phone do you consider it as part of the gesture action.
    02-11-2019 08:31 PM
  15. lcs101's Avatar
    So every other swipe action you do on your phone do you consider it as part of the gesture action.
    For the navigation bar, you'll notice the options are Navigation buttons or Full screen gestures. And others were pointing out that you could not keep the buttons and still hide the navigation bar as you previously could. What you recommended was enabling the full screen gestures, thus no longer using the buttons from before.
    02-11-2019 08:56 PM
  16. gomcse's Avatar
    All this. I'm frustrated by this loss of functionality. I want the Nav bar until I don't. Gestures kinda suck because if your screen doesn't correctly recognize your swipe, you hit wrong things...
    Yet another reason not to update to Pie.
    What they call a 'feature', I call a loss of functionality. How is it an 'upgrade' if you lose something you had?
    Surely both options could be had.
    04-15-2019 07:26 PM
  17. chanchan05's Avatar
    It got removed because it was never part of Android to begin with. Samsung was just implementing it as a toggle to go between immersive mode and normal mode views. The problem being Google pulled the rug under them and replaced the navbar to have navbar or gestures option. So the old code for the immersive mode toggle doesn't work anymore. People have tried reenabling the code through ADB but it's not as seamless as before.

    At the end of beta test, Samsung did acknowledge this complaint in their report and said that it would see to bringing it back. But again it's not as simple as simply slapping it on again. They have to recode the toggle for immersive mode and slap it on top of Google's navbar code, instead of before they just had to add another button pointing to an already existing functionality.

    Whether or not they'll be able to bring it back soon is up in the air though.
    04-15-2019 09:51 PM
  18. covard's Avatar
    Um, you have just described gestures.
    When you replied to "Spawnlives" comment regarding hiding the nav bar is not completely accurate. "Spawnlives" should have actually said "IS POSSIBLE, but not without gestures."

    Option is in settings - display - navigation bar - select full screen gestures
    Once you have done this, there is an option below to turn off the "gesture hints."

    If you want to hide the three bars on the bottom turn off gesture hints.
    Now you don't see the small navigation bar with the three hint lines in it.

    This is what I wanted to have, since the nav bar shows up with a white background on my docking clock, and it won't brighten up the room at night when my screen is very, very dimmed.

    Thanks, to you, Spawnlives.
    Spawnlives likes this.
    04-17-2019 07:19 PM
  19. Spawnlives's Avatar
    When you replied to "Spawnlives" comment regarding hiding the nav bar is not completely accurate. "Spawnlives" should have actually said "IS POSSIBLE, but not without gestures."


    Once you have done this, there is an option below to turn off the "gesture hints."



    Now you don't see the small navigation bar with the three hint lines in it.

    This is what I wanted to have, since the nav bar shows up with a white background on my docking clock, and it won't brighten up the room at night when my screen is very, very dimmed.

    Thanks, to you, Spawnlives.
    Just for reference in the swipe down menu bar there should be an option called navigation bar which will turn this feature on/off without having to go into settings all the time
    Yesterday 04:26 PM
  20. pizza_pablo's Avatar
    Just for reference in the swipe down menu bar there should be an option called navigation bar which will turn this feature on/off without having to go into settings all the time
    By "swipe down menu bar" are you referring to the Quick Settings?
    Yesterday 06:27 PM
  21. BuckyBadg's Avatar
    If you download and use Nova Launcher, this is an option even with Pie.
    Yesterday 07:38 PM
  22. Spawnlives's Avatar
    By "swipe down menu bar" are you referring to the Quick Settings?
    Sorry mean't say status bar.
    Swipe down from top of screen should give you options to turn things on/off eg: wi-fi,data,speaker etc. On mine a single swipe down show's me 6 options. If you swipe.down again it will show all options that have been added. If the navigation bar button is not there then tap on top right three dot menu - button order - then add to your status bar.
    You can also from there add/remove buttons or rearrange to suit.
    Yesterday 09:38 PM

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