We should use new Android 4.4 full-screen modes to draw content underneath the toolbar and status bar




5 years ago
5 months ago


(Reporter: cwiiis, Unassigned)


(Blocks: 1 bug)

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5 years ago
New APIs in Android 4.4 KitKat, as I understand it, allow you to have true full-screen, where though the status bar and toolbar are still visible, your app can draw content underneath them.

I suggest that we at least experiment with using these APIs, in combination with viewport margins, to draw page content in this area. I imagine a proof-of-concept wouldn't be *too* difficult to get going.
Duplicate of this bug: 947648
Duplicate of this bug: 948359
Duplicate of this bug: 952853
Blocks: 961148
Duplicate of this bug: 1076966
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Comment 5

5 years ago
Rather than draw content under the nav and menu bars, I would recommend making them disappear in the same manner as the location bar. A perfect example of this is Pocket app's webview. Scroll down and you see nothing but webpage. Scroll up and location, nav, and menu bars reappear. It's beautiful.
I actually just want fullscreen mode (videos, reader mode) to use this at first. Doing what comment 5 describes sounds awesome too, but that would be 2.0, IMHO.
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Depends on: 1076966
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Assignee: lucasr.at.mozilla → nobody
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