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  1. Orlok1138's Avatar
    I've spent over an hour looking and couldn't find it in any post. So sorry for the sticklers that'll say, "it's here in (x) thread." If I download 8.1 on my L820, can you toggle the virtual bar, or am I gonna be forced to use it, and have dead buttons on my phone?
    04-12-2014 07:50 PM
  2. Chris_Germany's Avatar
    If you have hardware buttons you use them. Its an option for new phones

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    04-12-2014 07:57 PM
  3. Ashish Saraf1's Avatar
    I've spent over an hour looking and couldn't find it in any post. So sorry for the sticklers that'll say, "it's here in (x) thread." If I download 8.1 on my L820, can you toggle the virtual bar, or am I gonna be forced to use it, and have dead buttons on my phone?
    I think the virtual button will be disabled in the dev preview..so far there ain't any WP8 without hardware button !!

    Hardware keys will function for all phones
    04-12-2014 08:01 PM
  4. gagmani's Avatar
    I've spent over an hour looking and couldn't find it in any post. So sorry for the sticklers that'll say, "it's here in (x) thread." If I download 8.1 on my L820, can you toggle the virtual bar, or am I gonna be forced to use it, and have dead buttons on my phone?
    There are extra pixels for the bar in 630/635(480*854) instead of usual 480*800. I think 630's navigation bar occupies 480*54 pixels. Rest is for normal screen as usual. So if you have hardware buttons why would you decrease your screen size. Also Microsoft would not allow you to do that.
    04-13-2014 09:10 AM
  5. jb_dong's Avatar
    Hey, you are right. But the physical buttons on my phone has failed to work, and I update the OS to WP8.1 to try the virtual navigation bar. Surprisingly, there is no solution to enable the virtual navigation bar in the preview edition for developers. I want to know, could it be possibly enabled in next sub-version?
    ali27677 likes this.
    04-20-2014 11:00 PM
  6. pankaj981's Avatar
    I don't think Microsoft would enable it for phones with physical buttons, there is no reason for them to enable it
    04-20-2014 11:13 PM
  7. jb_dong's Avatar
    I don't think Microsoft would enable it for phones with physical buttons, there is no reason for them to enable it
    Well, I don't think that is good choice to forbid virtual navigation bar for phones with physical one, since the virtual bar is good backup if the physical one breaks.
    Of course they can disable the virtual navigation bar defaultly, but it seems stupid to forbid its evoking forever after long-term developement and advertisement.
    04-21-2014 10:30 PM
  8. Giaitri's Avatar
    Same to me. I couldn't use my physical Home button due it was failed. All the buttons in navigation bar: Home, Back, Search is not to be used now. Searching many hours on the internet but hopeless.
    07-17-2016 11:12 PM
  9. Conan143's Avatar
    Ok, I got you buddy. What you need to do is root your phone (kinda troublesome but worth it) and enable software navbar in the registry settings..that's all.

    Attached the image to show it on my Lumia 925.
    wp_ss_20160719_0001.png
    Last edited by Conan143; 07-18-2016 at 01:55 PM.
    07-18-2016 01:07 PM

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