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KB: Full Screen Mode & Hiding the Toolbar

View content in full screen mode, removing the Navigation Bar and the Toolbar.

Full Screen Mode
If you have an Android 4.4 device or higher you can hide the bottom bar (known as the Navigation or System Bar) using the full screen setting - Settings > Display > Full Screen Mode, which is known as immersive mode (image 1 below).

If your device is running Android 4.3 or lower you can only remove the system bar if your device is rooted via Settings Root Features > Hide System Bar.

System Bar shown below displays the back, home and recent items menu buttons.

Same page shown below with System Bar removed, allowing more page content to be displayed on the device.

Note: that the system bar / navigation bar cannot be permanently hidden and will always reappear on swipe up.  This is a feature by design (in Android), and cannot be changed.

Hiding the Toolbar
The Toolbar can also be hidden, which will prevent access to Kiosk Browser settings unless swipe down is enabled.  If swipe down is disabled, then settings can be accessed by via the multi tap method.

The setting can be changed via Settings > Toolbar > Always Hide Toolbar.

Image below shows the Toolbar enabled, containing any buttons that have been enabled within the toolbar menu, such as Camera, Bookmarks and Print.

The following image shows the same webpage with the Toolbar disabled / hidden.

Information on accessing settings can be found via this link.

Updated on: 04/08/2020

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