The bar at the top of the screen in the Android OS, where the time is displayed, along with small icons corresponding to notifications from the Android system and user applications.

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How do I delete an email in Gmail from the notification screen?

The latest Gmail app update (26 MAR 2013) introduced a feature for devices running Android 4.1 (Jellybean) and higher wherein a user could directly archive / reply to an email from within the ...
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Why does my notification bar get stuck on Galaxy S?

The notification bar on my Samsung Galaxy S with Froyo has a nasty habit of getting stuck. When this happens and I try to pull it down, the (I don't know what to call it) "dragging bar" appears, but ...
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Can't Pull Bar to Mount Storage

I don't know what's wrong with my phone. Things are breaking left and right ... To mount the phone so I can access files on it (I don't have an SD card), I: Disable USB debugging Enable Mass ...
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How to open read notifications?

I got a notification which was shown in my notification bar on my Google Nexus 5. As soon as I clicked on the notification an app opened and the notification has been removed from my toolbar. With the ...
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Temporarily cache notifications

Is there a way to completely block notifications on my Android device? I'm not asking for "silent mode" or "remove individual apps, one by one". What I'd like, ideally, is an app that disables ...
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Can anyone recognize this app (toggles WiFi, GPS, Sync, BT, etc.) in the notification bar?

I found this screenshot in one of the market apps (Galaxy Nexus Flashlight), in the red rectangle there is an app do you know this app? it seem very interesting.
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Spam alerts in notification bar [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is this red star icon malware? How to get rid of it? I get spam alerts about free ipads and typical junk like that on my notification bar when I start my droid. This ...
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Need only one icon in the top notification bar for multiple Gmail accounts

I am trying to figure out how to have only one notification icon on the top notification bar for an incoming e-mail for any of my multiple Gmail accounts. This was the way Gmail worked on my phone ...
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how to remove sticky (permanent) notifications from notification bar?

I have a buggy app installed in my phone, which sometimes creates permanent download progress notification with animated icon but fails to remove it from notification bar by its own. I tried to ...
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How do I get these toggles in my notification bar?

I was reading an article talking about the Galaxy Nexus vs. the Galaxy SIII, and ended up buying a Nexus (was a steal, and I knew it was getting JB). Anyway, I've recently updated it to Jellybean, ...
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Why are my network icons blue? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What does it mean when the connectivity icons in the status bar go white/gray? I've got a Motorola Electrify on Android 2.3. Sometimes my network icons (3G and the ...
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What are the different signal indicators avalable on the notification bar?

The signal indicator on my phone often shows "3G" or "H+" in the signal indicator. When there's no connectivity it doesn't show anything. I'm referring to the icons in the status bar like these: ...
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Can I shorten the network name in my status-bar so I have room for more icons?

The network-operator name takes up that important real-estate in the top-left corner of my screen, on the left side of the notification bar. It takes up room that can better be used for notifications. ...
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Replace notification bar

The default notification bar in Nexus S is very basic. It doesn't have any toggle buttons like others do. Can I replace it?
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Is there a way to display the media volume in the status bar?

I have a Samsung Galaxy SII running CM9. Currently I have an app that displays my media volume by using a persistent notification. However I have 2 problems with this. Since media volume is a ...
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Disable Google Play Ads in Notification Area? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is this red star icon malware? How to get rid of it? I'm not sure if everyone has experienced this annoying behavior, I often see ads in my notification area pointing to ...
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Bigger Notification Bar?

Is there a way to make the Notification Bar thicker? I recently bought this case and it makes it incredibly hard to pull down the notification bar. I was wondering if there was a way to thicken the ...
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Can't swipe down notifications on Nexus 4

i have a 12 day old Nexus 4 and i can't swipe down the notifications bar. i've tried turning it off i've tried performing a factory reset If i go into an application that supports landscape mode ...
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Hide SMS Message in Notification bar

I am using Moto E powered by Google Android Kitkat. When i receive a SMS, i am getting notification displaying the Sender Name with the Message. I don't want the Message received to be disaplyed in ...
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Seeing the full text of a long notification

I've got a notification on my phone where the length of the text exceeds the width of the screen and it doesn't wrap, just wanders off the edge. How can I see the full text of the notification? I've ...
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Voicemail indicator won't go away

On my Atrix running 2.3.6, there is a permanent icon in my notification bar saying that I have unread voicemail. I understand that this icon is flagged on the SIM card itself: sure enough, if I pop ...
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Shortcut to the notifications panel?

Many applications place an icon on the notification bar. But then to get to the action I need to long tap the notification bar (taking care not to tap the screen area below it) and then pull it down ...
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Replace default battery status icon

Is there any way to replace the default battery status icon with percentage values to indicate battery status? For example as I saw in a screen shot
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How can I control the brightness from the notification bar?

My friend has the Galaxy S and is able to control the brightness by sliding his finger over the notification-bar. He said he didn't install anything to have it (but he has a custom ROM, so that ...
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How to get Power Control Widget (Status bar widget) on stock rom

Can I have the Power Control Widget (Status bar widget) from CM7 on the Stock ROM? This is the is the only feature I missed from CM7 when I switched back to Stock ROM. It gives the quick access to ...
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How to customize the notification bar?

I don't know even thats possible in case of Xperia mini pro. When I flashed Cyanogen ROM into my Xperia Mini Pro, I was able to customize the notification bar. I mean I was able to change the ...
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How to hide the carrier name in status bar?

I'm using MIUI rom and in the Philippines, the carrier name is pretty long. "Globe Telecom-P" and it takes up a lot of status bar space. Gah. Is there a way to hide this?
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How to make use of the entire screen area on Android 4.1 in full-screen mode?

The system bar (aka notification bar) on my new tablet (ASUS Transformer Pad) is always visible, even when watching YouTube "full-screen". The amount of space wasted is not insignificant, especially ...
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Is there a fix for intermittent “[app name] succesfully updated” notifications?

It's not a big deal, but I'd like to know if someone has figured out the logic behind the disappearing update notifications? For example, recently I set 10 apps to be updated and kept the Play Store ...
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Notification bar key-binding?

I have a bluetooth keyboard that I've set up in such a way that I can essentially use every function on my phone using just they keyboard, with home and menu and arrow keys and such. The only major ...
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How to clean the voice mail in the notification screen?

How to clear the notification screen, without listening to the voice mail? The phone is Galaxy Ace GT.
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My Notification bar won't roll up ?

I am using Motorola Defy Android 2.2. But I am facing a problem with touch screen. The buttons at very lower end of the screen don't work i.e touch at the very lower end don't work. That's why after ...
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Double message notifications after upgrading Talk to Hangouts (CyanogenMod 7.2) [duplicate]

Phone: HTC Wildfire OS: CyanogenMod-7.2.0-buzz I recently upgraded Talk to Hangouts, and now each incoming message results in two notifications: one styled like the old Talk, and one from Hangouts. ...
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What is the difference between these two persistent notifications?

I use two apps which require a persistent notification: (1) the Pebble Smartwatch app, and Tasker. When I pull down the notification bar (see screenshot), I see both notifications. However, only the ...
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Does turning off the “Show notifications” settings for apps improve battery life?

I recently found that there is a "Show notifications" settings for individual app in my HTC One X. I have turned it off for some applications like Subway Surfers (which tries to sell me coins in ...
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How do I get the GPS icon to show in the status bar in CM7?

Just did a fresh install of CM7 in my Incredible, it's fantastic, but whenever I turn on my GPS, it does not show in the status bar that it's on, like it does in the stock 2.2 OS. Is there a way to ...
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Not able to “Clear” notifications from Astrid Tasks (an app)?

I am not able to clear notifications in the status bar for an app named Astrid Tasks. Here is the screenshot: Why is it? I am sure that the app developer must have done this on purpose. What ...
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How to get rid of Sprint's notifications for ad-supported voicemail

On my Galaxy S4 (Sprint), I regularly get a voicemail icon in my notification bar with the message: With this update, you will be able to enjoy premium Ad-supported features such as inline ...
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How do I get Google+'s notifications into Android's notification list?

From iOS I'm used to seeing app icon badges and notifications concerning actvity inside apps. Android is lacking app icon badges but it does have a great notification menu -- except that Google+ ...
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Sense 4: How to add items to pull down menu?

I just received a HTC One S with Sense 4 installed. I've seen on other Android devices that the pull down menu contains different settings, such as a Wifi button. Is there a way to add these ...
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Stop sideway movement of menu revealed from top

On my Galaxy S3, when I slide my finger from the top edge of the screen down, a sort of quick menu is revealed to switch WiFi, GPS, sound... When it is revealed, the animation goes from top to bottom ...
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GPS and icons on the Android notification bar

I've read that the phone can use GPS, and if not Wi-Fi, and if not cellular triangulation to determine your location. How do I check what the phone thinks my location is? Also, how come I am not ...
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How can I disable the status bar on the lock screen?

I want my lock screen to actually lock the phone. I don't want to be able to unlock the phone and initiate a call by pulling the phone out of my pocket, or randomly select notification items if it ...
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How can I hide the on-screen buttons but keep the status bar

I have a Galaxy Nexus (rooted, if that helps) and I want to disable the on-screen buttons (back, home, apps), also called the Navigation Bar. Now there are plenty of apps (e.g. Hide Bottom Bar) that ...
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How to remove any icons from notification bar?

I want to disable a few buttons like "Driving mode" from the notification bar on my S4. Yes, I have read exactly this question and I know the general idea. (I have seen it on 4.1). But on my device ...
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Nexus 4 Notification bar unresponsive

My notification bar has suddenly become unresponsive. I have been unable to swipe down the bar no matter the orientation of my phone (regular and in landscape). I've played around with chrome to test ...
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CyanogenMod 7 - can I hide the status bar on the lockscreen?

I am using a Google Nexus One and have just flashed CyanogenMod 7 onto it. I noticed that the lockscreen shows the status bar on it, as shown on the image with this post. Is there a way to hide the ...
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How can I find out which app is putting ads in my notification bar? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is this red star icon malware? How to get rid of it? Recently advertisements have started appearing as notifications in my phone's notification bar. The icon on the ad ...
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Remove Android status bar gradient

Is it possible to remove the black-to-transparent gradient that, as of Kit Kat, is now behind the status bar and the home button? I find it to be rather ugly and would rather it be gone.
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Notification Area Icons

Ad Block FAQ How can I make the icon in the notification area go away? We hear you, the icon is a bit annoying. But right now, it has to be there - otherwise > the Android system will just ...