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Update. Home key bar what have you done Sony?!!

Apprentice
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Update. Home key bar what have you done Sony?!!

Just done the update and now the home keys are in a permanent bar instead of floating when you need them. Why would you do this Sony? Will you now advertise this phone with a 1cm smaller screen? As that is what I now have? Can I turn it off?

 

Also now have a notification I can't remove trekking me messenger is running in the background. Messenger is always running in the background, I know this as I have a bubble. I don't need a notification to tell me this especially one I can't remove? Can I turn this off?

 

Worst update ever. 

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Re: Update. Home key bar what have you done Sony?!!

@Speedymel

The navigation bar should disappear when entering full-screen mode. And about that sticky notification, it's an addition by Google that can't be removed by OEMs, and they fixed that in 8.1 so expect it to be removed once we get this version update.



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Apprentice
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Re: Update. Home key bar what have you done Sony?!!

But what about when scrolling the Web or twitter? These don't have full screen modes and I don't want it there?

 

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Re: Update. Home key bar what have you done Sony?!!

It's not like that the navigation bar hide before 8.0 when you were browsing. The navbar always hide when you were having a full screen app open though. It works like it always did. 

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Re: Update. Home key bar what have you done Sony?!!

@Speedymel

Not sure about this but, do you use a custom launcher?



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Apprentice
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Re: Update. Home key bar what have you done Sony?!!

Really? I never noticed it before. Just seems so solid and "there". Don't like the blue notification dots either. Didn't have them before. Only had dots on texts. Don't see why I need a dot when I have a notification up top?! I hate change. 😀 

Apprentice
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Re: Update. Home key bar what have you done Sony?!!

Don't think so? But then I don't know what that is. 

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Re: Update. Home key bar what have you done Sony?!!

I hope this will apply to the Sony builds as well. Along with the horrific bluetooth issues and increased battery drain, 8.1 needs to be released soon I hope.