Google switched to gestural navigation in Android 9, and in eradicating the again/residence/current buttons, they have been capable of significantly cut back the scale of the navigation bar on the backside of the display screen. Nonetheless, there’s nonetheless a white line, aka “The Tablet,” taking over area to indicate you the place to begin your gestures.

Because the swipe gestures are in all probability second nature for you by now, there isn’t any want for this little white line. In reality, the realm round it — that final vestigial piece of the navigation bar — will be eliminated completely with no in poor health results. It is all fairly simple, too, due to a Magisk Module from developer DanGLES3.


Step 1: Set up Fullscreen/Immersive Gestures

To start out, open your Magisk Supervisor app and faucet the puzzle piece icon on the menu bar on the backside of the display screen. From there, hit the search button and kind in “immersive gestures,” then faucet the obtain arrow on the primary consequence and hit “Set up” on the immediate.

Step 2: Configure the Module

Now, you are gonna have to make use of your quantity buttons to make some selections within the command interface that seems subsequent. When requested to “Select your gestures mode,” press quantity down to pick out “Immersive.” From there, press quantity all the way down to reply “No” to the query “Conceal tablet and preserve keyboard top/area?”

Subsequent, and that is completely your name, however I might advocate hitting quantity as much as “Scale back the scale of the keyboard bar.” Lastly, press quantity down to decide on “Excessive” gesture sensitivity, which is Android’s default behaviour. As soon as the module is put in, go forward and hit the “Reboot” button on the backside of the display screen.

Step 3: Benefit from the Further Display screen Actual Property

While you get again up, you will discover issues simply appear roomier. With out the tablet indicator or the padding round it, the remainder of the UI stretches vertically to fill the area these components used to occupy.

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And assuming you opted to scale back the scale of the keyboard bar, issues shall be much more dramatic the following time you kind one thing. You’ll be able to nonetheless faucet the button that minimizes the keyboard, and you may nonetheless use all of Android’s navigation gestures, so it is a win-win in my guide!

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