How can I hide permanent Android notifications?

Erez Zukerman May 30, 2011
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Here’s one for my fellow Android addicts:

Is there a way to consolidate notifications, or hide them altogether?

I’ve got several permanent lines on my notification bar — Tasker, SwipePad, Gentle Alarm, etc. The notifications are important because they let the app stay resident — otherwise Android would kill it for inactivity. But is there a way to make the notifications invisible? Or maybe consolidate them all into one line of “permanent tasks”?

I’ve searched all over the place for this but no joy. I’m starting to suspect it’s a hard system limitation, but maybe you guys have something to teach me?

  1. Anonymous
    May 31, 2011 at 8:40 am

    SmartBar looks interesting but doesn't work well on Froyo. Notification Manager seems to do something totally different.

  2. Anonymous
    May 31, 2011 at 8:02 am

    maybe in settings- advanced- uncheck "notify on new mail"???
    Go to setting and click on apps then click running apps and end the push notifications

    on Adw Launcherif you click on the icon to the left of the house then choose "adw settings"then choose "screen preferences" then click on "hide statusbar

    SmartBar
    http://www.appbrain.com/app/com.aps.smartbar

    Creating Status Bar Notifications

    http://developer.android.com/guide/topics/ui/notifiers/notifications.html

    Notification Manager
    http://www.androidzoom.com/android_applications/productivity/notification-manager_ohri.html
    https://market.android.com/details?id=com.mikaelsetterberg.notificationmanagerLite

  3. Anonymous
    May 30, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Heya,

    First, thanks for the answer! :)

    Second, I already use GoLauncher and I use its autohide ability. But when I show the notification bar, these notifications are still there. That's what I'm asking about -- is there a way to hide or consolidate those?

  4. Anonymous
    May 30, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Adw launcher
    http://jbthemes.com/anderweb/
    You can hide the notification bar permanently but then set a gesture to swipe
    down/up and you get it to pop up like it was always there. Do the same swipe and
    it goes away

    go-launcher
    http://golauncher.goforandroid.com/

    LauncherPro
    http://www.appbrain.com/app/launcherpro/com.fede.launcher
    It lets you hide the notification bar, meanwhile you can show it by gesture or desktop buttons