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A suggestion for future user interface improvement

Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by rednukleus, Jan 29, 2010.

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    An app that when accessed does nothing more than toggle hiding of the notification bar. The app would be intended for launching with the hardware shortcut keys (Search + N for eg.).

    This would be especially useful for landscape users, who face a longer notification bar which takes up a larger percentage of the total screen area. I want a fullscreen web browser like on other phones. I want to have admin level abilities to hide the notification bar, and a quick app to bind to a shortcut and toggle the bar on or off.
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    Until then try Home++ it hides the notification bar. It also supports the HomeScreen in Landscape w/o needing to open the keyboard.
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    This is good information. I tried home ++ the week after I got the droid. I was disappointed that it hid the bar only in home screen. I like the bar on when I am on home screen. I wish I could turn it off at all other times when I am using a landscape app and not viewing the homescreen.

    I wish to use the hardware keyboard more because it allows the convenience of entering menu commands without the delay of visual feedback that is necessary for a touchscreen menu system. I dislike landscape mode because the notification bar takes up a larger portion of the screen than it does in portrait mode. I therefore wish, while I am in landscape, to hide the bar at all times except when I am on the home screen.
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