Samantha · Jun 27, 2013 at 04:00 am

Access the Status Bar Anywhere, Anytime

Full screen operations come with a couple of downsides, one of them being the absence of that all important status bar. Being the hub of notifications, reminders, and more, losing the status bar is a big sacrifice that one must make for some extra screen space. If you agree, you may want to check out Swipe Status Bar.

Developed by XDA Forum Member Thomas., Swipe Status Bar serves as a simple and light solution to this predicament. Once activated and running, swiping down from the top of the screen when the status bar is not present will reveal the status bar and notification area, retaining the familiar ‘swipe down’ function when not in full screen mode. This isn’t just useful for those with full screen launchers such as Apex launcher, but it can also serve as a useful function when you are playing games, watching videos, or viewing images in your album app. There’s a testing feature, where you can test the sensitivity of the required swipe and adjust it to your liking. And to avoid any stray activation, there’s also a multi-touch function, requiring a swipe with two fingers instead of one.

Swipe Status Bar is compatible with any device running Android version 2.2 or newer, and is free and ad-free from the Play store. So if this interests you, be sure to head over to the application thread for more information.


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jman2131 is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users.
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