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  1. Defenestratus

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    A little background here,
    http://androidforums.com/android-lounge/873585-android-l-ux-decisions-vs-preferences-pop-ups.html

    In that thread I wondered if google was going in the right direction with their pop up notifications. This morning I flashed the leaked final Lollipop build for my 2012 Nexus 7 dev tablet. After playing around with it for just 5 minutes and receiving hang out messages galore while trying to read browse the settings menu and play store, I've come to the conclusion that my opinion was in fact correct - these pop up notifications make me want to send kittens to meet their maker - violently.

    I can't stand them... I really want to have the pre-lollipop notification system back and I was told that the pop up notifications could be disabled - however I'm not finding that option available anywhere in the settings. Anyone know if thats available or am I SOL?

    Thanks in advance.

     

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    I too would love to be able to disable the pop ups for everything except phone calls. Whoever thought this was a great idea should be fired. The whole point of the notification shade was to prevent interruptions!
     
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    I may have found a solution. Go to sounds and notifications in the settings menu, then click interruptions. Try changing the first setting to don't interrupt.

    *Edit
    It doesn't work. ��
     
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    Quite honestly i prefer them over the super-cluttered status bar Android has had since day one. coming from iOS the pop-up notifications don't bother me, just adds one nice thing i miss about Apple.
     
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    Try to follow these video steps and you will be able to disable heads up notification you must have a root access device

    Mod edit - Youtube video removed as it contains an illegitimate download link to an app which is paid on Play
     
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    So seriously, it takes root to disable heads up??
    The only experience I have with lollipop was a custom rom and they could be disabled.
    I like them so I kept them but I can see how much of a pita they must be for people!
     
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    Same here.

    They're not fantastic, but I can live with them. Also, from experience, there are 3rd Party apps which handle them much better than the OS does.
     
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    This tutorial for the original rom and not for any custom rom.
    there's no switches to disable this annoying notifications on the original rom but by following these easy steps you will be able to remove this popup
    All you need is a rooted device and some kind of patience
     
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    3rd party apps may decrease the battery life
     
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    Only as much as an app built into a rom will, surely?
    PS remember most of the users of these forums probably aren't rooted :thumbsupdroid:
     
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    That's a pretty generic statement and can be applied to any 3rd Party app which does a better job of something than the core OS does.

    If any 3rd Party app is coded properly, additional drain on battery will be negligible.
     
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    I no longer have root but i got rid of them completely. "Heads up notifications" are called Interruptions and Priority Interruptions, depending on how much you want. Goto Settings>Device>Sounds & Notifications>Interruptions and adjust them to how you want them. I completely loathe them so I don't have them anymore at all. I bought this phone to use as a digitizer for my work. Prior to the update, having had no interruptions (aptly named) every 5 seconds, I couldn't work on my art or read to my kids in peace. What the hell were they thinking? I couldn't listen to music or watch videos

    The worst part is it came on all night causing my battery to get hot for some reason, which NEVER happened prior to the update. I am convinced that updates are created to break our phones so we'll buy more. Either that or they are incompetent. Or a little of both. Anyway, hope this helps.


     
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    You can turn off the heads up notification and still get the notification by using android ADB command (no root needed).
    Here is the command:
    Code (Text):
    1. adb shell settings put global heads_up_notifications_enabled 0
    Check out my answer here: http://qr.ae/7pGBvm
     
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    I actually like the heads up. Especially since they can be swipes away on most phones I think
     
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    Advents post is pretty slick. I'm always game for stuff like classic Linux consoles haha! I might turn mine off then turn it back on just for the heck of it!
     
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    Bloody geek :D
     
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    At first,The heads up used to both me.Now I have gotten used to them.
     
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    I got used to them in the kitkat roms and now couldn't be without them. It just stops you having to pull down the notification drawer without being too intrusive
     
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    They really should be optional though like in the kk roms
     
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    Presumably the description

    means that users have to purchase the PRO key to make this functionality permanent?
     
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    No, basic funtionality is completely free. ;)

    Enjoy!
     
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    So what does the "limited time" comment apply to, then? You might want to clarify this in your Play Store description to avoid confusion.
     
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    I don't see that phrase so either I'm missing it or he's taken your advice :thumbsupdroid:
    Anyone tried it yet btw? Does it work smoothly?
     
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    OK I might have found out the solution for this problem
    Last night I was trying to figure out what to do about this just like you all and then I happened to come across this app called "Heads Off - Ticker on"
    I installed and just started the app and now those heads up are gone.. Just the notification is seen.. I'm satisfied with this app. You could give it a try.
     
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