[App][4.0+]GMD Auto Hide Soft Keys - autohide navigation bar with swipe.

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iamhcg

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Hi

The updated version still breaks the screen-side-sliding function of Moon reader, mx play. etc.
I think it might be because the system put the AUTOHIDE softkey in the front. Therefore when I slide the side of screen to control functions like brightness control or volume control within the apps, the system put Autohide in the front which makes the moon reader's function not working.

I remember everything worked well in Autohide Ver. 1.8. The 1.x version woulndn't steal the functions from other app away.

Is it possible to fix this bug in the future? thanks.
 

no8body

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Confirmed issue is with version 2.6 and above. I tested previous versions by factory flashing back KitKat 4.4.4 (since previous versions don't work with Lollipop, couldn't use existing Lollipop for testing). Version 2.4 works fine. Problem started in 2.6.

Here's another user confirming the same thing:

Hock Cheng Ng
MX player brightness control not working.*Latest version caused the MX Player brightness gesture control not to working in LG G2. Will be great if it is solve. Have been using it before 4.4.2 upgrade. Update: GMD version 2.4 does not have this problem. But swipe up for triggering is not functioning.

Link to review: http://www.appjenny.com/Android/App/...d.hidesoftkeys

(You need to click on the "View more" to view the review in question)

Sent from my Nexus 4 using XDA Free mobile app


Forgot about that. I will investigate and try to fix now.

Still an issue. Any luck with this?
 

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@StupidIdea I'd like to report a bug (maybe) on HTC One M8 and an annoyance.
1) If one wanted to use this app only to add transparency to the soft keys' bar, on HTC M8's home screen the bottom shortcuts are covered by the soft keys and it is not possible to access them or the app drawer.
2) The "Touch" trigger mode can act as swipe and the "Swipe" trigger mode adds more steps to the process. When I have the "Touch" trigger mode selected, I can swipe from the bottom of the screen and release to instantly press the key I want. Also I can tap the red bar and then tap the key I want. But when I have "Swipe" selected, I have to swipe beyond the height of the soft keys' bar then drag to the key and release. I expected the "Swipe" option to act like the "Touch" option but disable the "touch to show" functionality of the soft keys bar to prevent taps close to the bottom causing the soft keys to show.
 

StupidIdea

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AHSK 3.0-release:
- CM12 and CM12.1 support
- New action: Launchpad - customizable floating folder anywhere
- New action: Search
- New action: Search (long click)
- New action: Voice Search
- Fixed: conflict with brightness control in some apps
- Updated: user interface and icons
- Updated: Lollipop icons
 

StupidIdea

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Brightness works now. Thanks.

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Now some users complain that trigger in new version is "less sensitive" and it is more difficult to show QuickBar. Why I still don't know why but it may be related to the change I did to fix brightness conflict.
Please let me know if anyone is experiencing this issue and could test some test versions.
 

no8body

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Now some users complain that trigger in new version is "less sensitive" and it is more difficult to show QuickBar. Why I still don't know why but it may be related to the change I did to fix brightness conflict.
Please let me know if anyone is experiencing this issue and could test some test versions.

Seems the same to me. Though now there is always the three dot menu on the right that wasn't always there before.

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StupidIdea

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Seems the same to me. Though now there is always the three dot menu on the right that wasn't always there before.

Sent from my Nexus 4 using XDA Free mobile app

It looks like it happens only on LG G2. I will revert settings for this device.
 

StupidIdea

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Uploaded version 3.1-beta1 on xda. I reverted brightness fix and this version is intended just to LG devices to test that it solves trigger issue. I will add an option in final release if its confirmed. Unfortunately I could not find a middle ground: if I increase trigger priority then brightness in video does not work but when I reduce it default LG google now gesture is conflicting with ahsk trigger.
 

StupidIdea

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Uploaded 3.1-beta3.
As suspected trigger problem on LG devices was related to trigger priority. LG implemented google now swipe from top differently than aosp and it is not tied to navigation bar but works even when navigation bar is removed. So it conflicts with ahsk trigger unless I increase trigger priority. But trigger with hight priority disables video brightness adjustment.

Beta 3 just have hight priority trigger but I will add option to switch to low priority before releasing production update. However trigger will be in high priority by default.
 

m00h

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Ok, the trigger finally works again with the beta 3.1 on my G2. Can't use my phone anymore with the softkeys alway being on my screen, feels like it is a waste of space and I always close any app if I'm tipping, because I always hit the home button. Thanx for the update.
 

StupidIdea

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AHSK 3.1-release:
- Fixed trigger issue on LG devices
- Added trigger 'high priority' option - uncheck if it causes problems with brightness not working in video apps.
- Added Lollipop (Big) theme.
- Added Volume action
- Added 'Close' button to help screen.
 
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Still buggy on android 5.1 + Cataclysm ROM

I have tried it on a non stock android 4.3 ROM (Cataclysm), but had crashes of SystemUI upon power on screen and wallpaper resets .

After a couple of years, I tried latest version (v. 3.1), on a non stock android 5.1 ROM ( again Cataclysm ROM).
The same old situation with crashing SystemUI and loosing wallpaper settings, happened again!





P.S.
Nexus 4, Cataclysm ROM
 

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Kind of interesting

I had it installed on my nexus 5 android phone and played with it for a while. It's a nice app to have and sometimes it eases up the life in the particular games. However, the GMD's gesture may not respond in some games/apps which have the same gesture to make in order to do something in there. On the other hand, it seems to be running normal.
 

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    It does NOT modify system files. If something unplanned happens, just reboot your device and it will restore your stock navigation bar.

    Note: If you don't have root but you have KitKat or Android L you should try: GMD Full Screen Immersive Mode (no root) instead. It uses native KitKat immersive mode. You can find it in PlayStore and XDA.

    This app can hide navigation bar without reboot and modifications.
    It worth on devices with Phone UI, Phablet UI and devices with hardware keys.
    It does not work on Tablet UI.

    Thanks oode for video review:

    Unique Features:
    - Hide just navigation bar and keep notifications bar.
    - Show Quick NavBar and click soft button with one simple swipe.
    - Theme Quick NavBar.
    - Adjust trigger size and position.
    - Integrate with Gesture Control or Tasker using Shortcuts.
    - Stock firmwares and Paranoid Android supported.
    - No system modifications are done
    - No reboot required to hide/show stock keys.

    Differences to other status bar hiding apps:
    * Does not remove notification bar
    * Does not modify system
    * No need to reboot
    * Stock Notification panel and settings panels are fully working
    * Stock recent apps list is fully working
    * No problems with receiving phone calls

    Known problems:
    * Sometimes resets wallpaper to default.

    Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gmd.hidesoftkeys

    Google+ Beta testing community - JOIN to automatically receive latest beta version

    Even if you download from XDA you can still purchase PRO key and key will be managed by Play Store. This means that once unlocked, app will always be unlocked - no matter if it is installed from XDA or Play Store. You can switch between XDA/PlayStore version any time without loosing key.

    Changelog:

    2.0:
    Android 4.4.3 support
    Fully customizable buttons actions
    Customizable QuickBar color
    Customizable buttons color
    Customizable buttons icons
    UI update

    1.3:
    - Fixed start on boot.
    - Fixed reported FC.

    1.2-beta:
    - KiKat support

    1.1:
    - Added Landscape Side Mode - by default ON for smaller than 7'' devices
    - Added CM 10.2 support


    1.0:
    - Android 4.3 support.

    0.9.11:
    - Fixed: Previous button stays on screen after pressing Back
    - Fixed: Inverse button option
    - Button spacing will take advantage of Menu button being hidden
    - Added option to hide Expanded desktop key on PA and CM.

    0.9.10-dev3
    - Improved button layout formula.
    - Pac Rom support
    - Added more themes: Zenyth (by Arz Bhatia), Airbrush, Facebook.

    0.9.10-dev2
    - CyanogenMod support

    0.9.10-dev1
    - Added Hide QuickBar shortcut.
    - Added Close All for PA

    0.99
    - Added trigger mode option: SWIPE or TOUCH (default now)
    - Added option: Hide Soft Keys. Uncheck it if you have other means to hide soft keys and just want to use Quick NavBar.
    - Added Haptic feedback option on button press.
    - Added 'Close All' for PA rom too (was added for stock earlier).
    - Improved service life time.
    - Fixed some text labels.

    0.99-dev1:
    - Added trigger mode option: SWIPE or TOUCH
    - Added option: Hide Soft Keys. Uncheck it if you have other means to hide soft keys and just want to use Quick NavBar.
    - Improved service life time.
    - Fixed some text labels.

    0.98:
    - Bug fixes

    0.97:
    - Improved stock buttons ON/OFF speed
    - Fixed: some options changing to old value

    0.96:
    - Quick NavBar animation
    - New ring buttons (similar to Google Now) - Previous, Close All, Screen Off
    - Menu button ON/OFF option
    - Instant ring button show when swiping up from soft key.
    - Fixed: Quick NavBar not hiding in some rare cases.
    - Fixed: hide Quick NavBar on screen off.

    0.95:
    - Trigger now auto hides (become transparent) in full screen apps like YouTube, video and games. You can still show Quick NavBar with swipe in full screen.
    - Added built in themes: NEXUS, NEXUS2, GALAXY, XPERIA, RAZR, HONEYCOMB
    - Custom... theme - user can select custom images for buttons.

    0.95-dev1
    - Trigger now is hidden automatically in videos and other full screen apps. It still works with swipe up.
    - Fixed: Google Now button sometimes stays on screen.

    0.94:
    - Theming. Select any PNG for buttons: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1413582
    - Shortcut to show Quick NavBar. If you like Quick NavBar, now you can disable trigger and use GMD Gesture Control to show it.
    - Short Google Now button delay.
    - Button spacing slider
    - Trigger color picker and transparency slider.
    - Support for devices without soft buttons - Galaxy Note's and similar phones.
    - Changed auto hide delay slider to milliseconds.

    0.94-dev2:
    - Added theming. Select any PNG for buttons. You can find soft keys collection here, but any other transparent PNG will work too.
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2005937&highlight=soft+buttons
    - Added shortcut to show Quick NavBar. This is mainly for integration with Gesture Control. If you like Quick NavBar, now you can disable trigger and show it with any custom gesture.
    - Reduced Google Now delay. If you had problems before, let me know if this version improves the delay.

    0.94-dev:
    - Added button spacing slider
    - Added 0.5s delay for Google Now button
    - Added trigger color picker and transparency slider. Also decoupled trigger sensitivity slider from trigger visible height. Visible height will be always the same now.
    - Added support for devices without soft buttons - go figure :eek:, some users asked option to use Quick NavBar on Note's and similar phones.
    - Changed auto hide delay slider to milliseconds for finer adjustment.
    - other small bug fixes.

    0.93:
    - Added Google Now button when Home is hovered. Added animation.
    - Added option to hide QuickNav bar when empty space on bar is pressed.
    - Added option to keep/hide QuickNav bar when pressed anywhere else on scren.
    - Added option to delay bar hide after pressing soft button. Pressing new button resets delay.

    0.93-dev:
    - Added Google to Home button.

    0.92:
    - Added Quick NavBar transparency slider.
    - Uploaded new version to Play Store.

    0.91-dev:
    - Added Paranoid Android support
    - Added Extended Mode (full screen) button to Quick NavBar in Paranoid Android.

    0.9:
    - Added IAP key purchase.
    - Published in Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gmd.hidesoftkeys

    0.8:
    - New icon
    - Added auto start on boot option
    - Added launcher shortcuts: show, hide, toggle soft keys

    0.7:
    - Added Trigger position, width and size options.
    - Added Quick NavBar size option.
    - Added option to auto hide NavBar when selected buttons are clicked.

    0.6:
    - Fixed: FC in some cases.

    0.5:
    - Added 'Spoof soft keys' option.
    - Added notification option with soft keys toggle.

    0.4:
    - Added UI mode detection.
    - Fixed: status bar replacement stop working.
    - Adjusted buttons size.

    0.3:
    - Added ability to swipe on buttons after showing autohide bar without releasing screen.
    - Bugfixes

    0.2:
    - Fixed buttons layout.


    Versions ending with "-dev" are development versions. Latest stable version is 0.9.11
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    Well, I'm using my Xperia V, LT25i, Jelly Bean 4.1.2

    - Is soft keys bar hidden ?

    Yes but very buggy, reappear randomly and crashing my systemui.apk.

    - Is soft keys bar restored properly when you turn Auto Hide OFF?

    Again, very buggy, some times it still disappear

    - Is autohide bar working properly?

    Buggy.

    - Are autohide bar buttons properly sized and aligned?

    No. A little too large.

    Uninstalling the app still causes FCs.
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    New version 1.0

    New version:
    1.0:
    - Android 4.3 support - notification should hide properly now.
    - Fixed: 'Previous' staying on screen after clicking 'Back'

    I'm currently running on 4.3 and the app does its job.
    BUT, something wired is going on.. The 3 dot menu no longer appears in all apps, only appears on nav bar. I'm comparing the settings on two devices 4.2 and 4.3 and they're exactly the same, but apps on 4.2 device have 3 dot menu.

    Is it software thing or am I doing something wrong??

    Its not related to 4.3. Android does not display 'Menu' button in apps when device does not have soft keys, so devices with hardware buttons do not have this button in apps. Each applications check on startup if you have soft keys or not, so if you first start the app and then hide soft keys - you will still see Menu key and if you first hide soft keys and then start app - you won't. And last but not least - you can check 'Spoof Soft keys' in my app. But make sure to do it before you start app with Menu key or restart it properly. Note that 'Spoof' may cause some apps to do not redraw bottom area (navigation bar area), for example wallpaper may not fill all screen with Spoof checked.
    Best solution is to get over that Menu button and use Menu in Quick Bar :eek:. As I said a lot of devices (like all Galaxy S series and so on) don't have it.
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    New dev version 0.99-dev1

    0.99-dev1:
    - Added trigger mode option: SWIPE or TOUCH
    - Added option: Hide Soft Keys. Uncheck it if you have other means to hide soft keys and just want to use Quick NavBar.
    - Improved service life time.
    - Fixed some text labels.

    Very nice app. But can we enable the app without hiding the nav bar by the app? Because my rom supports expanded desktop mode and I can use it to hide the nav bar. Using the app to hide the nav bar seems to be a little bit unstable...sometimes it reset the wallpaper or the nav bar doesn't hide on boot.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using xda premium

    Good idea, implemented :eek:
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    Uploaded to Play Store and XDA:

    0.96:
    - Quick NavBar animation
    - New ring buttons (similar to Google Now) - Previous, Close All, Screen Off
    - Menu button ON/OFF option
    - Instant ring button show when swiping up from soft key.
    - Fixed: Quick NavBar not hiding in some rare cases.
    - Fixed: hide Quick NavBar on screen off.

    When we get an update to fix the button freeze? :D

    Should be fixed.

    Hi StupidIdea. Firstly, I love the app. I bought the pro version.

    My question - Tablet UI isn't supported, but will it ever be? Your app is literally the only thing that keeps me from switching over to it on my Nexus 7. Just curious. Thanks!

    I don't have plans for tablet ui yet. but this may change in the future :eek:.