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Hiding or Removing Icons from Notification / Status Bar

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by dtfamily, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. dtfamily

    dtfamily Active Member
    Thread Starter

    Feb 18, 2010
    I've looked all over the forum, but don't see any recent posts for my question. So I'm hoping someone can help...

    I would like to hide or remove unwanted icons from the left side of the notification/status bar. I realize most programs give you this option, but some don't (such as the latest version of Norton security program). It just sits up there and hogs up real estate.

    Ideally, it would also be nice to be able to rearrange the icons, or make them larger if desired...

    I don't wish to root my phone, so does anyone know of any non-rooted solution(s) to these questions?

    Thanks for any help!


  2. stevenlong

    stevenlong Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2009
    Computer Programmer
    Austin, TX
    Tasker gives you the option of having the notification icon but it mentions that for the application to run in the foreground Android requires a a notification icon, and that you might want to have tasker run in foreground as it make it less likely to be destroyed by Android if resources become constrained.

    This is probably the reason some other applications must have a notification icon.
    dtfamily likes this.

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