Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (US-version) — Nova Launcher: Lost my notification bar on top of screen

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Feb 13, 2019, 7:03:58 PM via App

I recently set up nova launcher prime and installed an icon pack as well. I noticed I lose my upper most notification tab. This is the tab that reads the battery percentage and time on the top right corner and shows the status if your Bluetooth and alarm and sound is on, as well as your data signal and other pertinent info. How do I get it back? Thanks!

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Feb 14, 2019, 10:02:47 AM via Website

That is actually not true, Lindsay. Nova Launcher doesnt kill the statusbar or something, it's simply an option in Nova's settings. So, open the settings of the Nova Launcher, not system settings. Look for "Look and feel" and deactivate the option to hide the status bar.

I sadly can't give you the exact setting as I haven't used Nova Launcher for like 4 years after I switched to Action Launcher :)

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Feb 13, 2019, 11:06:34 PM via Website

In your display settings check to see if your status bar settings got turned off.
Drag down on your Home screen, you will see a gear icon. Tap on it then go to display then to status bar. Make sure all toggles are on.
That nova prime launcher may have turned them off.

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Feb 13, 2019, 11:54:15 PM via Website

I went on the internet and did a little reading about your Nova Prime Launcher.
When you installed it your status bar was eliminated!
If you want that status bar back you will have to uninstall the launcher.
And if it dose not reappear then a Factory Reset will probably bring it back!

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Feb 14, 2019, 10:02:47 AM via Website

That is actually not true, Lindsay. Nova Launcher doesnt kill the statusbar or something, it's simply an option in Nova's settings. So, open the settings of the Nova Launcher, not system settings. Look for "Look and feel" and deactivate the option to hide the status bar.

I sadly can't give you the exact setting as I haven't used Nova Launcher for like 4 years after I switched to Action Launcher :)

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Feb 14, 2019, 12:17:01 PM via Website

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Try what Bastian suggested and let us know if you are successful!

— modified on Feb 14, 2019, 12:19:44 PM

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Feb 19, 2019, 3:00:50 PM via Website

Yes, Bastian was correct. I had selected the option to "Show Notification Bar" on my phone, however I also selected "Make Notification Bar Transparent" So it could not be seen with my current background since they were both dark. I deselected the transparent option under "Look and Feel" and that corrected my issue. Thank you!

Why did you switch to Action Launcher?

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Feb 19, 2019, 5:05:11 PM via Website

There is actually not the one reason I did. I was curious to try something else and got stuck on Action Launcher. I love the sidebar, which you can "swipe in". I love to have a pretty clean homescreen, and I am only using one homescreen. Swiping in from the right brings up the pannel where I use a couple of shortcuts and widgets that I use daily, but dont want to constantly see on my homescreen.

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