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Get rid of these on screen buttons?

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25th March 2014, 09:25 PM   |  #1  
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I hope someone out there figures out how to get rid of these on screen buttons, what a waste of space.

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25th March 2014, 09:27 PM   |  #2  
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I hope someone out there figures out how to get rid of these on screen buttons, what a waste of space.

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if they remove the buttons how will you operate it? It does not have capacitive buttons like the previous one, they were removed.
25th March 2014, 09:31 PM   |  #3  
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if they remove the buttons how will you operate it? It does not have capacitive buttons like the previous one, they were removed.

LMT. Usually one of the first apps I install, once we get root.

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I just couldn't buy this phone after seeing all that wasted screen space I am so sad
25th March 2014, 09:50 PM   |  #5  
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wow I"m suprised by the hate for the soft keys. They were the big reason I upgraded from the M7.
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wow I"m suprised by the hate for the soft keys. They were the big reason I upgraded from the M7.

It's not a hate for soft keys. It's a complete hate on HTC for basically putting a huge space for capacitive buttons but saying F you and just leaving empty valuable screen space
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26th March 2014, 04:44 AM   |  #7  
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It's not a hate for soft keys. It's a complete hate on HTC for basically putting a huge space for capacitive buttons but saying F you and just leaving empty valuable screen space

the thing you are missing here is... that area is not wasted screen space. it was never screen space, it isnt the screen down there. Yes it is black and looks like the screen but the screen ends right below the on screen buttons, above the HTC logo. If they painted it silver would that make you happy? You've posted 20 times about how mad you are and that this phone is a disaster etc... Why? it is by no means a disaster and your mis understanding of the display is causing you grief. Just buy the phone and enjoy it. There is no wasted screen space, that isnt a screen down there, its just a black bezel.
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26th March 2014, 09:27 AM   |  #8  
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I hope someone out there figures out how to get rid of these on screen buttons, what a waste of space.

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You can't completely remove them, the reasons are obvious but you could hide them while you're not using them... This will probably be implemented in some ROMs
26th March 2014, 11:44 AM   |  #9  
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Nugzo, that's nice of you to try and stick up for HTC. How come on the beautiful HTC one there is not bezel on the bottom? The truth is you don't know why so don't try and defend. I own many phones and enjoy them. Please don't let my opinion make you come up with fake explanations. Relax and enjoy your phone
FYI... IT IS completely wasted valuable screen real estate
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26th March 2014, 04:52 PM   |  #10  
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There are very simply edits to framework-res that can change the navbar height. Stock height is 48dpi. 42 dpi on most devices is about as short as you want to go and have them still function. Set it to zero to remove it for that matter. Just make sure you have some other way to control your device. I know there are apps to give you that control.

Of course this will require root at the very least.

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