1. boldnbrash25's Avatar
    Okay, so I have read about the changes to the new navigation bar on the bottom. I only have a simple question for that: is it still possible to keep it permanently locked? The dot on the left which was there in Oreo does not exist anymore.

    Now then, the status bar (the one on top) is my biggest issue right now. The problem is that it keeps hiding, so if I want to check time/percentage/notifications, I have to swipe down from the top. This occurs everywhere, from the home screen to all of my apps, with one exception (see below). I want it to stay on screen permanently.

    This is what I have tried so far:

    1. Settings > Display > Navigation bar. My only options on this page are "Hard press Home button", "Unlock with Home button", "Navigation type", "Button order", and "Gesture hints". None of these seem to be related to the functionality of hiding/locking the status bar.

    2. Went here (https://i.imgur.com/lkvvBcf.jpg) > Three dots > Status bar. Only options here are "Show notification icons" and "Show battery percentage". Neither of these seem to be related to the functionality of hiding/locking the status bar.

    3. Settings > Display > Easy mode. I have tried turning Easy Mode on and off. Does not work.

    4. (I use Nova Launcher Pro) Nova Settings > Look & feel > Show notification bar. I have toggled this off and on and it does not work. I have also toggled "Hide navigation bar" off and on and it does not work.

    5. Joined the beta. This does not fix the problem. As of this post, the beta version I'm on is 6.0-beta14 (February 11, 2019) whereas the current non-beta version is 5.5.4.

    6. Used the default launcher, Samsung Experience Home. The status and navigation bar (depending on the setting) DO stay, but ONLY on the home screen.

    7. Samsung Internet > Settings > Appearance > Show status bar. I have toggled this off and on and it does not work.

    8. Booted in Safe Mode. Does not work. However, since Nova Launcher is disabled, it uses the default launcher which does work (as described above).

    9. Restarted my phone. Have done this many times by now; needless to say, it does not work.

    10. Turned my phone off and on. Does not work.

    I do not want to factory reset.

    Any help is appreciated, thank you.
    02-24-2019 06:03 PM
  2. lucianus_luciferus's Avatar
    the official Pie is out now. try updating your beta to official and that will probably get rid of your bugs.
    02-24-2019 07:08 PM
  3. boldnbrash25's Avatar
    I fixed it: I have the bxActions app, so I went into it and made it so that the Bixby button toggles full screen on and off. So I guess the issue was simply that I was in full screen mode.

    the official Pie is out now. try updating your beta to official and that will probably get rid of your bugs.
    I was referring to Nova Launcher beta. My phone has official Pie.
    mary beth hale likes this.
    02-24-2019 07:13 PM
  4. lucianus_luciferus's Avatar
    02-24-2019 07:55 PM
  5. bmaz121's Avatar
    Maybe this will help since I don't see your solution. I was able to stop this by restoring a backup of the settings from within Nova from a few months ago. It worked. Now I have status bar on all screens. Restore must flush some settings that caused it. Before you do that backup your current settings and create a Nova ticket for them to explain the problem and include the backup file.
    10-27-2019 01:11 PM
  6. bmaz121's Avatar
    Don't you think it's time for an option to include user data & SD Card in factory reset or some other option of factory reset, like a step two.
    10-27-2019 01:14 PM
  7. bmaz121's Avatar
    While doing all this it would be good to mention I'm running Bootleggers Pie Rom on a OnePlus One.
    Additionally, after all that now I have an Expanded Desktop Icon in the status bar that will not go away. Any Ideas to get rid of that? That's the one Icon not listed to be toggled off.
    10-27-2019 01:19 PM

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