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Default Navigation Bar Spacing Width Problem!

After much searching on xda, I successfully added softkeys to my galaxy note 10.1 (2014) by editing build.prop ("qemu.hw.mainkeys=0") and then reduced the height/width to 36, by decompiling, editing and recompiling framework-res.apk.

Yet, as you can see in the attached picture, the navigation bar keys are spaced out edge-to-edge, both in landscape and portrait, making it quite cumbersome to use.

My question is, what do I need to do to adjust the space between the navigation bar keys, to make it more normal like a Nexus 7 or 10 device?

I'm on kitkat with Samsung TW, but since these softkeys were added on, I'm guessing only stock kitkat related files need to be edited. But I have no idea what I need to edit, to keep the buttons closer together ....

All help and advice would be dearly appreciated!!
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After much searching on xda, I successfully added softkeys to my galaxy note 10.1 (2014) by editing build.prop ("qemu.hw.mainkeys=0") and then reduced the height/width to 36, by decompiling, editing and recompiling framework-res.apk.

Yet, as you can see in the attached picture, the navigation bar keys are spaced out edge-to-edge, both in landscape and portrait, making it quite cumbersome to use.

My question is, what do I need to do to adjust the space between the navigation bar keys, to make it more normal like a Nexus 7 or 10 device?

I'm on kitkat with Samsung TW, but since these softkeys were added on, I'm guessing only stock kitkat related files need to be edited. But I have no idea what I need to edit, to keep the buttons closer together ....

All help and advice would be dearly appreciated!!
Were you ever able to resolve this issue? Same tablet same problem.
 
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Were you ever able to resolve this issue? Same tablet same problem.
Nope. It seems I need to modd framework and SystemUI, but since the latter included samsung enhancements, decompiling and recompling it is a mess.

I ve tried several xposed framework modules to no avail too. Gravity Box allows me to change buttons and commands of the navbar but not the spacing between the keys.

I am unfortunately not a developer, and don't have the ability to deodex, modd, recompile SystemUI without breaking other stuff. Hoping some custom roms will have the function in the future.

If you find a solution, do let me know. I ll keep you posted if I find one too.




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