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Remove the icon form the notification bar

Postby Crits » Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:51 am

Hi,

A feature that some users seem to already be asking for: the possibility to remove the ABP icon from the notification bar (in an opt-out scheme).
Seconded by the fact that users install ABP primarily to avoid being annoyed, and it thus includes the APB icon too.
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Re: Remove the icon form the notification bar

Postby MonztA » Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:23 pm

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Re: Remove the icon form the notification bar

Postby Crits » Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:20 pm

Maybe adding the possibility to replace the current icon with a transparent pixel? (even if it's only a workaround, and that a transparent icon still takes some place in the notification bar)
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Re: Remove the icon form the notification bar

Postby Alf » Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:28 am

just install latest dev. build. there is no icon. working fine on S3 JB 4.1.1
https://adblockplus.org/devbuilds/adblockplusandroid/
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Re: Remove the icon form the notification bar

Postby Mr Happy » Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:25 pm

The developers have to keep a notification to avoid the Android garbage collector from shutting it down.

If you have ICS or later you can go to Settings->Apps->Adblock Plus and untick the 'show notifications' box.
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Re: Remove the icon form the notification bar

Postby tomas » Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:20 pm

ability to remove icon from notification bar or icon with numbers of blocked adds
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Re: Remove the icon form the notification bar

Postby fhd » Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:42 pm

This is annoying quite a lot of users, so I think it definitely needs to get addressed. I've started a new thread to discuss what we can do about it.

Unchecking show notifications does appear to work just fine, I've tested that for a while, running several memory hungry apps. ABP survives.
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Re: Remove the icon form the notification bar

Postby Crits » Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:44 pm

EDIT: Removed the content of the post, it was redundant with fhd's
Last edited by Crits on Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:31 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Remove the icon form the notification bar

Postby fhd » Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:45 pm

Sorry for starting a new thread, but I thought it makes sense to not mix up discussions on workarounds and development here.
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Re: Remove the icon form the notification bar

Postby Crits » Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:28 am

fhd wrote:Sorry for starting a new thread, but I thought it makes sense to not mix up discussions on workarounds and development here.

Yep, no problems, I just think we both posted our last message at almost the same time :)
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Re: Remove the icon form the notification bar

Postby Angelbowler » Sat Dec 01, 2012 2:14 pm

Mr Happy wrote:The developers have to keep a notification to avoid the Android garbage collector from shutting it down.

If you have ICS or later you can go to Settings->Apps->Adblock Plus and untick the 'show notifications' box.



I have a Droid Bionic running ICS but there is nothing to untick when I follow your directions. :(
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Re: Remove the icon form the notification bar

Postby Techguru » Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:19 pm

Angelbowler wrote:
Mr Happy wrote:The developers have to keep a notification to avoid the Android garbage collector from shutting it down.

If you have ICS or later you can go to Settings->Apps->Adblock Plus and untick the 'show notifications' box.



I have a Droid Bionic running ICS but there is nothing to untick when I follow your directions. :(


It is a Jellybean feature.
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