Hide Softkeys (root required)

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By DanGeorges, Senior Member on 13th January 2015, 08:14 PM
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I had been searching for a way to set the immersive mode for specific applications.

I initially found Immerse Me (xposed -, but it forced all screens to be immersive.
Then I checked out the xposed module App Setttings (, and found that I could force a full screen on a per-app basis (under "Full Screen").

All apps are initially set to default.

This xposed module also does quite a few other things - letting you set permissions and such on a per app basis.

This has helped quite a bit - gets rid of the softkeys for most apps - view with a simple swipe up from the bottom of the screen.

I know there are apps out there (paid) that will do this for non-root users, but if you have rooted and like xposed (like I do), this is a great feature.

Why HTC went with softkeys for the M8 is beyond me. The screen is essentially the same size with the softkeys as my One X with capacitive keys and smaller screen.

This immersive mode tweak actually lets me use the entire 5 inch screen, rather than sacrifice .3 inches for the buttons.
Last edited by DanGeorges; 13th January 2015 at 08:18 PM.
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