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IndigoHD
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Omnipresent Navigation Bar

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I use my Galaxy Note 9 mostly for emulation and the S-Pen is great for Scummvm!

...but it never quite goes Fullscreen (even tho i set it as a fullscreen app in the settings) and the navigation bar never disappears.

Is there a way to get rid of it?

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Re: Omnipresent Navigation Bar

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IndigoHD wrote: Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:46 pm I use my Galaxy Note 9 mostly for emulation and the S-Pen is great for Scummvm!

...but it never quite goes Fullscreen (even tho i set it as a fullscreen app in the settings) and the navigation bar never disappears.

Is there a way to get rid of it?

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As far as I can tell this is a special fullscreen mode (immersive/ immersive sticky), and it might be intentional that the ScummVM android port was not using it (eg. so as not to run into issues with clickable stuff at the edge of screen and also to have the back button visible at all times, since it is commonly used for skipping scenes or displaying the in-game ScummVM menu).

I am not sure how easy it would be to implement it as an option; it probably won't be difficult, though, looking at the code.

https://developer.android.com/training/ ... /immersive

We could try however to switch to it (if no one objects) on the dailies and see if any *actual* issues come up.
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That would be utterly brilliant!

That constant, bright white bar on the side is so annoying.

Seems to work just fine for apps like netflix.
The navigation bar just goes away there and can be called back by sliding the finger up from the bottom.
So its still available for use, but hides itself when not needed.
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IndigoHD wrote: Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:34 pm That would be utterly brilliant!

That constant, bright white bar on the side is so annoying.

Seems to work just fine for apps like netflix.
The navigation bar just goes away there and can be called back by sliding the finger up from the bottom.
So its still available for use, but hides itself when not needed.
I just committed a change that should make the immersive sticky to be the default view. There is no support to switch to the previous old view as of yet.

If all goes well, this change should be part of tomorrow's daily development build.

I have tested on two devices so far, both arm64 v8a. It is ok-ish although it can be annoying having to bring up the nav bar to press back in order to skip dialogue lines, especially if you have to click back repeatedly and the nav bar autohides itself in the meantime (it does not seem to take into account that the user is still using it)
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Not even paid software-support has ever been this fast to help me with anything.

You are brilliant! Cheers! :D
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IndigoHD wrote: Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:03 am Not even paid software-support has ever been this fast to help me with anything.

You are brilliant! Cheers! :D
If/when you get to test it, let us know of any issues :)
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Re: Omnipresent Navigation Bar

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Downloaded the build and tried it right away and i absolutely love it.
I couldnt be happier with it!

You did a really amazing job!
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Re: Omnipresent Navigation Bar

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I can definitely second that!
I too use a Note 9 and making the navigation bar removable is a great feature. Thanks very much @IndigoHD and @Praetorian!!
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