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I want to hide bottom navigation bar (not system wide navigation bar) or at least make it act like Chrome toolbar which shows/hides itself on scroll. I am blank on this as I couldn't find anything on hiding Bottom Navigation bar, except through programmatically.

This is what I'm talking about.

IMG: Bottom Navigation bar

I'm using a rooted OnePlus 6 with stock Android 8.1 and Xposed Framework.

As for reason for wanting this: I'd prefer to have real screen estate show something dynamic from Youtube, as part of scrolling content. That bar is in my way of using view to its maximum size.

  • How about changing per app dpi using app settings Xposed so that you get more to see (which is your ultimate aim)? – beeshyams Sep 16 '18 at 11:24
  • @beeshyams That would kill the taste of the UI I'm accustomed to. My point is that I find that bar unnecessary and I want to get rid of it, no matter how large my screen size is or how dense I can make it. It kind of bothers me, it being sitting there, doing nothing useful for me. – Firelord Sep 16 '18 at 12:15
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    In which case, opening a request on Github /XDA to change it to 3 dots or add a setting to toggle may help – beeshyams Sep 16 '18 at 12:59
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The Xposed module L Tweaks supports the feature of removing the bottom navigation bar of Youtube and several other apps.

  1. Install L Tweaks. After installing the module, open it, then click Google.

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  2. Google apps are listed with features that L Tweaks can enable/disable. Go to the bottom to find Youtube. Enable Remove bottom bar

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  3. Before opening Youtube, force stop it. Open Youtube, the bottom navigation bar will no longer be shown.

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  4. To access Home, Trending, and other options, swipe from the left as you do for Google .Play

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The module is also available in Google Play Store and has other features.

Note: The device must be rooted, and have Xposed framework installed to use the module correctly.

Disclaimer: I am not related to the app's developer; I am just a user.

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Not possible. There isn't yet any applications or xposed modules that can do that. I also researched regarding this.

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    I clearly wrote in the bounty message that I'm looking for a detailed and a working answer This is neither detailed nor working for that matter. – Firelord Sep 15 '18 at 11:08

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