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Hey guys,

I had this idea that seems pretty obvious to me but I'm not sure if its feasible.

Is there a way to build a kitkat ROM where the nav and status bar are always consistently translucent (like in the homescreen?)

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What is it going to display? For the launcher it is displaying the wallpaper. But nothing to display when you open an app. In case of Paranoid Android it displays a white bar if I make it transparent. And if you enlarge the area available to the app and add the translucent bars, it will block you from accessing some parts of the apps.
 
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What is it going to display? For the launcher it is displaying the wallpaper. But nothing to display when you open an app. In case of Paranoid Android it displays a white bar if I make it transparent. And if you enlarge the area available to the app and add the translucent bars, it will block you from accessing some parts of the apps.
Isn't it possible to have paranoid androids per app color feature and to add translucency along with the background color of the status and nav bars though?

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Isn't it possible to have paranoid androids per app color feature and to add translucency along with the background color of the status and nav bars though?

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Some apps will, but most don't.
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Some apps will, but most don't.
I see..so i guess each individual app needs to go ahead and apply their background in the navbar and status bar areas for KitKat devices...which should be really simple, but for some reason they haven't gotten around to it yet..it would make android so much cooler looking..it's basically native per app color that should be instant..

Anyway this is just mu thoughts on the matter and what i would do if i were developing for kitkat devices (which most major apps are already doing, but no UI enhancementa yet)

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AOKP roms can hide the navigation bar making games and apps look full screen
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