android – Can I set FLAG_LAYOUT_NO_LIMITS only for status bar?-ThrowExceptions

Exception or error:

I need to make transparent status bar. I am using getWindow().addFlags(WindowManager.LayoutParams.FLAG_LAYOUT_NO_LIMITS) and it is make status bar as I want. But it also affect navigation bar: it became transparent and getWindow().setNavigationBarColor(Color.BLACK) do nothing.

Is there way to make transparent status bar only and not navigation bar?

How to solve:

this work for me

getWindow().setFlags(
    WindowManager.LayoutParams.FLAG_LAYOUT_NO_LIMITS,
    WindowManager.LayoutParams.FLAG_LAYOUT_NO_LIMITS
)

styles.xml

<style name="TranslucentStatusBar" parent="Theme.AppCompat.Light.NoActionBar">
    <item name="android:windowTranslucentStatus">true</item>
</style>

v21\styles.xml

<style name="TranslucentStatusBar" parent="Theme.AppCompat.Light.NoActionBar">
    <item name="android:windowDrawsSystemBarBackgrounds">false</item>
    <item name="android:windowTranslucentStatus">true</item>
</style>

status bar will be transparent or translucent, navigation bar won’t

hope this helps!

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using mikepenz’s comment

what I exactly working code (converted to kotlin) below here.

// at AppCompatActivity, min SDK is 16, I tested api 25
override fun onCreate(savedInstanceState: Bundle?) {
    super.onCreate(savedInstanceState)

    if (Build.VERSION.SDK_INT >= 19 && Build.VERSION.SDK_INT < 21) {
        window.addFlags(WindowManager.LayoutParams.FLAG_TRANSLUCENT_STATUS)
    }
    if (Build.VERSION.SDK_INT >= 19) {
        window.decorView.systemUiVisibility =
            View.SYSTEM_UI_FLAG_LAYOUT_STABLE or View.SYSTEM_UI_FLAG_LAYOUT_FULLSCREEN
    }
    if (Build.VERSION.SDK_INT >= 21) {
        window.clearFlags(WindowManager.LayoutParams.FLAG_TRANSLUCENT_STATUS)
        window.statusBarColor = Color.TRANSPARENT
    }

    setContentView(R.layout.activity_main)
}

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Scroll down to check how the end result looks like

First of all, define your styles.xml something like this-

styles.xml

<style name="AppTheme" parent="Theme.AppCompat.Light.NoActionBar">
    <!-- Customize your theme here. -->
</style>

DO NOT add the following line

<item name="android:windowTranslucentStatus">true</item>

Adding above line will NOT shift the layout up when the soft keyboard is shown on a Dialog with an EditText

Then override this style in v21 and v23 styles like this-

v21/styles.xml

<style name="AppTheme" parent="Theme.AppCompat.Light.NoActionBar">
     <item name="android:windowDrawsSystemBarBackgrounds">false</item>
</style>

v23/styles.xml

<style name="AppTheme" parent="Theme.AppCompat.Light.NoActionBar">
     <item name="android:windowDrawsSystemBarBackgrounds">false</item>
</style>

Activity code – Kotlin

override fun onCreate(savedInstanceState: Bundle?) {
    super.onCreate(savedInstanceState)
    window.setFlags(
            LayoutParams.FLAG_LAYOUT_NO_LIMITS,
            LayoutParams.FLAG_LAYOUT_NO_LIMITS
    )
    setContentView(R.layout.YOUR_LAYOUT_RESOURCE_ID)
    .
    .
.
}

Activity code – Java

@Override
protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
    super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
    getWindow().setFlags(
            LayoutParams.FLAG_LAYOUT_NO_LIMITS,
            LayoutParams.FLAG_LAYOUT_NO_LIMITS
    )
    setContentView(R.layout.YOUR_LAYOUT_RESOURCE_ID)
    .
    .
    .
}

End result
End result

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getWindow().addFlags(WindowManager.LayoutParams.FLAG_LAYOUT_IN_SCREEN);
getWindow().addFlags(WindowManager.LayoutParams.FLAG_LAYOUT_NO_LIMITS);
getWindow().addFlags(WindowManager.LayoutParams.FLAG_TRANSLUCENT_NAVIGATION);

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fun showTransparentStatusbar() {
        activity!!.window.setFlags(WindowManager.LayoutParams.FLAG_FULLSCREEN,
                WindowManager.LayoutParams.FLAG_FULLSCREEN)
    }


    fun removeStatusbarFlags() {
        activity!!.window.clearFlags(WindowManager.LayoutParams.FLAG_FULLSCREEN)
    }

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You can use like this
to hide status bar and navigation bar

WindowManager.LayoutParams attributes = getWindow().getAttributes();
    attributes.flags |= WindowManager.LayoutParams.FLAG_LAYOUT_IN_SCREEN | WindowManager.LayoutParams.FLAG_LAYOUT_NO_LIMITS;
    getWindow().setAttributes(attributes);

and for showing the navigationBar again use this

   if (Build.VERSION.SDK_INT >= Build.VERSION_CODES.KITKAT) {
        getWindow().setFlags(WindowManager.LayoutParams.FLAG_TRANSLUCENT_NAVIGATION, WindowManager.LayoutParams.FLAG_TRANSLUCENT_NAVIGATION);

    }

the color is grey for me, maybe you can force it to your primary color

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getWindow().addFlags(WindowManager.LayoutParams.FLAG_FULLSCREEN);

Just flag above worked for me. Navigation buttons are visible, status bar and action bar are hidden.

getWindow().addFlags(WindowManager.LayoutParams.FLAG_LAYOUT_NO_LIMITS);

Is not working. Test device nexus 5.

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i found the solution bro

<style name="transparent" parent="Theme.AppCompat.Light.NoActionBar">//AppCompat is the key; You can choose any other theme than the light-theme, but stick to AppCompat
    <item name="android:windowTranslucentStatus">false</item>
    <item name="android:windowDrawsSystemBarBackgrounds">false</item>
    //Other styling(optional)
</style>

and then apply this transparent theme to your activity manifest like this

 <activity
      ...
      android:theme="@style/transparent"/>

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yes , You can use this code in Style.xml

<style name="transparent" parent="Theme.AppCompat.Light">//AppCompat is the key; You can choose any other theme than the light-theme, but stick to AppCompat

    <item name="colorPrimaryDark">#00000000</item>//THIS is the important part.
    //Other styling(optional)
</style>

Then to apply it to your layout, simply add the following line in the root layout(view):

android:theme="@style/transparent"

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getWindow().setFlags(
    WindowManager.LayoutParams.FLAG_LAYOUT_NO_LIMITS,
    WindowManager.LayoutParams.FLAG_LAYOUT_NO_LIMITS
)

<style name="TranslucentStatusBar" parent="Theme.AppCompat.Light.NoActionBar">
    <item name="android:windowTranslucentStatus">true</item>
</style>

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This works on Samsung S10+ (Pie), Oppo F7 and Oppo F5S (Oreos):

getWindow().addFlags(WindowManager.LayoutParams.FLAG_LAYOUT_IN_OVERSCAN);
getWindow().addFlags(WindowManager.LayoutParams.FLAG_FULLSCREEN);

As asked by the original poster, the app area is expanded on top and covers the status bar (where the clock is). But the android navigation (virtual) buttons remains at the bottom of the screen and the app sits on top of the android buttons.

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