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Jan 22, 2012
I have been using GMD for the past 4 years or so and not used a navigation bar since then. With my setup, i do not get any accidental touches and all the swipes work great and without any delay. It is better than the navigation bar since I can triggers activity at different points on the screen and very friendly for single hand use.

I may have to look into making the transition myself. I used Galaxy phones for a long time and got used to not losing any screen real estate and it would be nice to get it back.

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My apologies for off topic talk. Do you mind sharing a screenshot of your gestures or explaining what you use to replace all of the navbar buttons? I can't imagine it would be as fast to draw a small V or letter or something compared to just tapping the navbar button. I do use GMD for special functions like screen off and expanded mode etc.

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I've attached a screenshot of my gestures.

Disabled the navbar since years and I'm by far faster executing gestures than going all the way down on my phone for the navbar. Also I can have a much better grip on the phone, so I'll never drop it.


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I've attached a screenshot of my gestures.

Disabled the navbar since years and I'm by far faster executing gestures than going all the way down on my phone for the navbar. Also I can have a much better grip on the phone, so I'll never drop it.

Like some of ur gestures settings.. Will implement them too..

I thinks users should share more screenshots of their settings
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Feb 4, 2011
Honolulu, Hawaii
I'm also a big fan of edge gestures and employ a lot of them, which makes one handed operation so much nicer. I also use Pop-up Widget to create widgets that are accessible via gestures. A few useful examples of pop-up widgets include Chrome bookmarks to make it easier to get to my bookmarks, a calendar widget, voicemail widget and weather map widget. It's nice to be able to access widget info from within any application without having to have the widgets on any homescreen.


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Apr 7, 2014
can someone help me this crappy app makes my phone soft reboot here 's the problem
the problem is almost reproducible :if I get an email and then I click the notification from the notification drawer most of the time the phone soft reboot some times instead the email app (tried both k mail and type app) won't open even after force closing both the email app and GMD gesture from a task manager (android tools apk has built in task manager) anyway I m sending u the thombstone file so u can help me whats going on with your app
hi also attach the pastebin link for the tombstone :


Senior Member
Jan 22, 2012

Any chance of adding option for launchpad to be positioned about halfway between it's current "center" and "bottom center" or be able to place anywhere on the screen. Also would be great to be able to resize the launchpad regardless of icon size so they can be spaced out more. Thanks!

I'm guessing the dev doesn't come in here much?

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I observed that recents didn't work for me on RR rom. But it works well on stock rom. I have a nexus 6p. Which rom are you on?

I'm also on RR. Maybe it has something to do with Omni also being in the ROM.

I just started using Resurrection Remix and I also had this problem. I solved it by making a task in Tasker to show recents, and then call that through a shortcut in GMD. Works great.

Just installed RR and yes recent is broken even with the latest build.


Senior Member
Jul 7, 2013
I'm experiencing a few issues, maybe someone has an idea.

The "notification pulled down" gesture does not work in immersive mode.
The "back" gesture does not work wen using the on-screen navigation bar (OnePlus 3).

Anyone have some solutions/workarounds?


Senior Member
Aug 26, 2014
Just moved from Motorola Moto G 2nd to G4.

The gestures responsiveness is not that good anymore - any tipps?

Is there a non market pro version for N 7.1? I like to pay but dont want to use the market.


Jul 18, 2010
Im getting a strage error with the paid version.
Running the app on a moto z, stock nougat rooted with magisk.
The app works great but after a few minutes post boot my sensors shut down ie no shake to start camera or flashlight and no wakeup of screen with my hand over the display.

Tested to uninstall the app and I had no problem for a week untill I installed the app again......

Anyone had the same problem?


Senior Member
Jan 22, 2012
Is there any way to make a gesture only active when in portrait/landscape? I saw an option in device setup for orientation delta but it doesn't help me. Thanks

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    Control device with mutitouch and multitask gestures similar to iPad or iPhone X. Works in all applications. Hide status bar, hide navigation bar and enjoy full screen in all apps and games.

    "For those who tend to get tired of Android's status bar, or just want more intuitive gesture-based controls on their tablet, this app is definitely worth a shot." - Android Police

    Android 4.0 (ICS) - 8.1 (Oreo) supported
    No system modifications or xposed, just a regular app.

    ★ This is free version - no ads
    ★ Gestures work anywhere on screen and all time - no triggers required
    ★ Multitask - start any application, shortcut or custom action without leaving current application
    ★ Swipe left or right to switch between running applications
    ★ Home and Back gestures that work in all apps anywhere on screen
    ★ Access LaunchPad from any app - dialog with recent apps, your applications, shortcuts and custom actions
    ★ Hide status bar and Navigation Bar - enjoy full screen in all apps and games
    ★ Custom gestures - create your own gestures to start any application, shortcut or custom action, unlimited possibilities, hundreds of possible gestures.
    ★ Assign different actions per app or even lock screen.
    ★ Browser actions - back, forward, refresh new tab, close tab, incognito tab, next/previous tab, bookmarks, find in page, search, history, jump to page start/end
    ★ It does not use overlays and does not make your apps and keyboard unresponsive like other gesture apps.

    Check XDA forum for discussion:

    All available actions:
    Applications - start assigned application, switch to previous/next running app, kill current application, start launcher shortcut(bookmark, contacts, call, sms, settings, etc), start Tasker task, LaunchPad
    Navigation - full screen (hide/show status and navigation bar), home, back, recent apps, menu, search, voice search, open notifications
    Browser actions - back, forward, refresh new tab, close tab, incognito tab, next/previous tab, bookmarks, find in page, search, history, jump to page start/end
    Buttons - home, back, menu, screen off (lock screen), Power menu, Volume
    Media and Music - Play, Pause, Stop, Volume, Mute sound
    Settings - show settings panel, toggle rotation, wifi, bluetooth
    Gestures - disable/enable gestures with gesture, exit Gesture Control

    GMD Gesture Control Lite
    If you like my application, please rate it in market. Thanks.


    Tags: Hide bar, gesture, gesture control, status bar, system bar, full screen, Honeybar, ICS, SwypePad, iPad, multitouch, multitask, multitasking
    Thanks, PhilipTD, for generous donation :highfive:
    As a sigh on gratitude I built you latest development version of Gesture Control with Lollipop support. This is the first time I'm sending someone lollipop update.
    Quite a few features do not work but still it is usable :eek:
    Please let me know if you did not receive it.

    Progress update:
    I'm currently working on Spen Control lollipop support but a lot of internal thing are common. However UI part is separate and while I updated Spen Control to 'material', GC is still holo.
    I will be releasing SPen Control first with refreshed ui and lollipop support but I want to make bigger update for GC and add/rework many things that were discussed here or I just have in mind. Some things are already implemented but need to be merged into master some still need to be done. Main idea is to clean up GC so it is more intuitive to new users but more advanced features still will be available when digging deeper into settings.
    1) One good example would be path and recorded gestures. In new version I want to join them in one dialog. So user can pick from predefined set of path gestures (swipe left, swipe right, double tap, expand, pinch, etc.) or record it but entering custom path string still will be accessible. At the moment it is confusing for new users they would they want to enter path instead of recording (pinch for example).
    2) Another example is launchpad settings. Currently its confusing that you have to select which launchpad you want to configure. In new version settings will be accessible directly from launchpad instead and configure particular launchpad.
    3) Blacklist - each gesture will have option to select apps where it is active/inactive. General blacklist will be simplified where you can select if gestures are enabled/disabled in homescreen, apps, lockscreen and keyboard.
    4) Default gestures - I will remove default gestures tab and pre-create these in User Gestures for new users. Lite version will have limited number of available actions but users still can change gestures for these actions.
    5) Settings, touch consumption, Advanced tabs, Help will be moved to menu. App will be Gestures view.
    6) Touch Consumption - after user multitouch screen several times with 3 or more fingers but do not execute any gesture app will popup a tutorial explaining touch consumption with link to settings. Now quite a few new users are confused why their effort at Fruit Ninja does not give any result.
    7) Reviewing/regrouping/fixing actions - so far I was just throwing in new actions. Some didn't work on particular android versions, others didn't work on some devices. I haven't decided how it will be done but I want to clean it up. I want to add plugins support too (downloadable from play store) so some really niche things or some bigger complex thing could be moved there.
    8) Backup/Import/Export - long time promised, its time to add it.

    While such things don't add much for experienced users it will improve overall 'quality' of the app.

    Why cant I just release an old version with lollipop support? I don't have such version. I added lollipop support to half broken/work in progress version and I intend to move forward instead of backporting it. Its not just SeLinux/root issues that needed to be fixed. Some internal Api changed, recent apps work differently, etc, etc. It will be released when ready. Family > full time job > Android (4-20 hours per week).

    GMD aka StupidIdea

    Uploaded 10.0.0-alpha to Alpha channel:

    - Android Nougat support (requires SuperSu v2.78)
    - Minor fixes

    Tested it on N6P (7.1.1) and N72013 (6.0.1). All actions, keyboard detections and per app settings should work. But I didn't test any older Android yet.
    Thanks hasenbein1966, for donation :highfive:

    Currently Launchpad and Blacklist are completely broken. UI is mix of material and holo. There are still some issues with recent apps. I will create alpha version G+ channel (without support) for lollipop version when I have more stable build.
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