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Default What is this that replaces nav bar?

Can someone tell me what the nav bar is doing when I view some pictures? The blue dot is always on the second dot...no idea what it is.



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It works a little better when you're navbar is black, but basically it just hides the buttons when you are viewing certain things or using certain apps. I think the blue highlight just indicates which one is the home button.

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Really weird. Why not just take the nav bar away completely? I guess you are right though, having it black will make it look less obvious.

Also I got the sonic the hedgehog game today and during the entire game the navbar doesn't disappear. Like in YouTube if I go full screen the nav bar disappears but not in the game. Kind of annoying I want a full screen gaming experience

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Really weird. Why not just take the nav bar away completely? I guess you are right though, having it black will make it look less obvious.

Also I got the sonic the hedgehog game today and during the entire game the navbar doesn't disappear. Like in YouTube if I go full screen the nav bar disappears but not in the game. Kind of annoying I want a full screen gaming experience

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KitKat has immersion mode where the nav and status bars will go away for more apps as long as the developers code it into their apps. Should be a nice feature.

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Can't wait for kitKat then! So no way of getting the nav bar to hide during a game? I tried the GMD apps but don't work

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I don't think this will specifically remove the navbar when using apps, but you can make it smaller by default as long as you are rooted. I use this app and love it:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2477586

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one of the ways to remove the nav bar completely is to use xposed modules: GravityBox to override the stock nav function and UDN to customize it completely to your liking. options are aplenty. you can use the swipe or touch motion to bring it back, make it entirely invisible but keep the button functions or make it smaller and more. all apps launch in full screen mode by default with using those tweaks.

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Personally I like the Expanded Desktop feature that is implemented in most ROMs these days. It'll allow you to hide the navigation bar and notification bar by holding thir power button and selecting Expanded Desktop from the list of options.

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Personally I like the Expanded Desktop feature that is implemented in most ROMs these days. It'll allow you to hide the navigation bar and notification bar by holding thir power button and selecting Expanded Desktop from the list of options.

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You know of which Roms have this feature?


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