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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Gmail app duplicate notifications - one for Inbox and again for Custom Label

I am getting 2 notifications for the same email, both from the Gamil app. One notification is for the Inbox and the other is for a custom Label. I do not want two notifications for the same email, so ...
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Complete list of Lollipop system icons shown in notification bar?

Is there a complete list of these? I've seen lots of Q&A about "What does x icon mean" but it would be really useful if there were a complete list for reference!
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Why does the 'Sync' notification panel button do?

I would like to know how the sync button at the top of the notification drawer does. Isn't sync something each application does in a totally custom manner as it pleases? How could such button control ...
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How can I customize which Gmail notifications are shown in the notification bar?

I receive dozen of useless newsletters everyday from my school, at the same time the same addresses may send a few important e-mails that I need to read ASAP. How can I setup the Gmail client and the ...
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How do I open a used notification in Android?

Does it have someway to "re-use" the push notifications? I know that exists a way to create a shortcut to only view the used and past notifications. I want something that gives me the oportunity to ...
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Clicking instead of dragging to expand the notification bar

Is there anyway to configure the notification bar so that it gets expanded when I click on it (i.e. no need to drag it)? I use a Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900A with Android 4.4.2.
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Display connection bars in the notification bar iff the signal strenth is below some threshold

Is there any way to display the connection bars in the notification bar if and only if the signal strength is below some threshold (e.g. 50%)? The connection bar I am talking about is shown below: ...
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Notifications have black and white colors - why are they both colors?

Currently as of Android 5.0.1 update my Nexus 7 2013 shows black and white notifications. I see no logic in the colors and it does not really look very good as well. Why is that? Is this a bug? ...
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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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Is there a way to auto hide the status bar while apps are open?

With a custom launcher you can auto hide the status bar on the home screen and swipe down to make it re-appear. However when you open an app, the status bar re-appears. Is there any way to hide the ...
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Android Lollipop's notification bar is not transparent in Nexus 4

I had updated my Nexus 4 with Android 5.0 OTA update last week. I observed that the notification bar is not transparent. I see some reviews of Android Lollipop (Nexus 4) in YouTube and as I remembered ...
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What is the difference between these sound icons in the notification bar?

When I want to change the volume on my phone, I can press the icons in the notification bar to toggle between vibrate only, silent and normal volume. However the latter one appears to have two ...
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Disabling the notification tray in Android L's (5.0) lock screen

I think that this is a rather large security issue that has come with the release of Android L. I've always had a password on my lock screen for as long as I can remember, but in Android L it becomes ...
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Enlarge icons on Status Bar for Galaxy S5 Active

Is there a way to enlarge the icons in the status bar on the Galaxy S5 Active (e.g., voicemail notification, battery charge status, e-mail notification, etc.)?
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How to hide WhatsApp messages notifications

How can I hide WhatsApp messages in notification panel? I don't want to see incoming message preview on my notification panel. What utility can let me do this?
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how can you turn off instagram notifications?

I have a galaxy gio and i was asking myself if it was possible to shut up the notifications coming up continuosly in the upper bar of the display. Is it possible and if so, how do you do it?
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Remove notification bar in Samsung Galaxy Tab 3

Is there a way to remove the notification bar on a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3?
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“User 0” message displayed on notification bar of android KitKat

I recently upgraded my Lenovo P780 to kitkat and yesterday applied an update from Lenovo "P780_ROW_8G_S222_140817". After applying this update, I have started seeing text "User 0" in the notification ...
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Show Notifications missing in app settings

I'm trying to disable app notification for a particular app. The usual method is to go to System > Apps > click on the app > uncheck the "show notifications" checkbox. The problem is, this checkbox ...
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How to hide the wifi icon on the Status (Notification) bar

I read this question How to hide status bar notification icons? But i want to remove only the Wifi Icon in the Status bar of my Android Mobile. How can i do this ? Or Is there any app to do this ? ...
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“Touch to download SoundCloud” notification

I have Samsung Galaxy S3, Android 4.3. Not rooted. From time to time, I get notification: "Touch to download SoundCloud" I did had Soundcloud installed application before, but I have uninstalled ...
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Clock frozen in the notification bar

Every once in a while, my Asus TF300T freezes for a bit and some apps crash. I notice that when this happens, the clock freezes in the status bar. For example the time in the notification bar will be ...
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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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Hide SMS message in notification bar

I am using Moto E powered by Android Kitkat. When I receive an SMS, I get a notification displaying the sender name with the message. I don't want the message text to be displayed in the ...
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“Your time is close enough” notification

I am running Android Jelly bean 4.2.1 on my phone. Once in a while, I get this notification "Your time is close enough" with an android emoticon. This notification then disappears without any ...
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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 ...
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Get Windows PC Notifications/Updates on Android Mobile

I need a way to get all the desktop taskbar updates/notifications on my Android device. Example: Someone pings me on my Office Communicator on PC. I need to see that as a notification on my Android ...
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How can I increase the size of the notification bar?

My mom recently got a nexus 5, and she really likes it, but she has moderately bad vision and so she can't see the icons in the notification bar (so she doesn't know when she gets a notification). Can ...
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Sony Xperia Z1 status bar issue

I have a Sony Xperia Z1 that suddenly decided not to react when I pull down the status bar. I restarted my mobile and also tried to use the developer options to show touches, but it still didn't ...
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Whatsapp message previews are not showing in Status bar when new message is received

I am using a Nexus 5 running the latest version of Kitkat. Whenever I receive a new whatsapp message the status bar slightly floats up and and shows the whatsapp icon saying the message receieved ...
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how to lock notification screen in Samsung duos

how to lock notification screen in Samsung duos to prevent access for quick toggles like Wi-Fi, GPS,Screen rotation, Screen brightness?
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Notification bar turns green when I'm having a phone call (Galaxy S4 Plus)?

Whenever I talk to someone and the Phone app and the phone call in progress is not in the foreground, the entire Notification bar turns all green on me. See the screenshots below. When I return to the ...
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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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How to view entire messages in the notification drawer?

I've received some security notifications, but I can't seem to figure out how to view the entire thing. See the huge image below: They do not scroll, I cannot pinch-zoom or drag them to reveal more ...
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How to enable drag status bar from lock screen?

I have an ICS phone, the problem is on the lock screen I can't pull the status bar down in any type of lock screen (slide, pattern, PIN, etc). My question is how do I enable status bar dragging on ...
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Notification bar doesn't work anymore

I have stock (rooted) android on my acer lcona B1 A71. My notification bar is empty since I had to do hardware reset my machine by pin pressing with toothpick above the power button. I can't for ...
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How can I hide the Status/Notification Bar on Android 4.4?

I'm trying to replicate Paranoid Android's "Expanded Desktop" with PIE controls (as much as possible) on my Nexus 5. Until PA is actually released, however, I've got to hack it together myself. So ...
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How can I remove the notification header in Android 4.3? (Big hour, date, clear all button, notification/quick setting switch)

As shown in below screenshot: is there a way to remove the notification header, or at least replace it with a transparent image, on Android 4.3? Screenshot (click for larger variant)
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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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How does android (stock) calculate the number of bars representing mobile signal quality?

I am interested in how Android (assuming unmodified AOSP code) calculates the number of bars representing mobile signal quality? Also, if you know the place in code where this is done, I would ...
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How to open PDF from Notification bar and fix “Cannot open file” error?

I have searched and searched for a solution to this problem, please help. I am using a Samsung Galaxy S4 with Android 4.2.2 along with the Chrome browser. Steps to replicate: Navigate to: ...
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How to change notification pane image

I've just installed an ICS Rom (HTC Nameless) which has background images in both the notification pane and app drawer. These images don't appear to be well planned, because I can't read anything very ...
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Gmail app not displaying status bar notifications

I recently got an Samsung Galaxy S3, and I prefer the GMail app than the default mail client (the one with the red seal). The default mail client seems to autocheck for email and displays a ...
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Searching for WiFi toggle

How do I get the WiFi toggle to show up in the notifications area on the Samsung Galaxy S4 - Verizon - 4.2.2 - Build VRUAME7? When I click on the pencil icon to edit it takes me here which doesn't ...
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Is my phone using both WiFi and 4G?

My Samsung Galaxy S4 (Verizon) running 4.2.2 (with the VRUAME7 Build, so root is not an option currently) has both the WiFi and 4G/mobile data symbols in the notification bar, occasionally the mobile ...
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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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Owner's photo in the pull down menu

In 4.2.2, how can I put a picture in the pull down menu like this?
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Add wifi network name in notification?

I saw on one ROM (based on Cyanogen 10) it had wifi network name by the carrier name, and i want to make it work on stock CM.
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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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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 ...