Virtual Button Bar

Virtual Button Bar


*SAMSUNG USERS* Enabling Accessibility causes TalkBack to also become enabled. To fix: Settings -> Accessibility -> TalkBack Settings, uncheck the sound options. Go back to System Settings -> Application Manager -> scroll across to All -> Disable Google TTS and Samsung TTS applications.

*Now with unlimited colours*
*ROOT required for full functionality* Menu, Back and Search are rooted-only buttons - all others work on non-rooted devices.

Emulates hardware keys (Home, Menu, Back etc) and overlays them on the screen, on top of all applications. Single-swipe action (see video):
• Choose the number of buttons you want, position them
• Lock Screen animations including Gingerbread-style TV off (requires 2.2)
• Change button function (vol up/down, lock device, expand Notification Bar, Camera, Search)
• Alt-Tab functionality
• Change Button sizes and colour
• Adjustable Transparency
• Separate, independent configurations for portrait and landscape

A fully-featured but time-limited trial is available.

Perfect for Tablets including Nook Color or devices which lack hardware buttons.

To uninstall: If you've enabled Device Administration for the lockscreen, you need to disable it before uninstalling. Uncheck the permission in-app or go to Settings -> Location and Security -> Select device administrators and uncheck Virtual Button Bar.

Recent changes:
V2.9.4:
• Added option to disable foreground service. Uncheck to dismiss the permanent notification in 4.3+ but have higher chance of app being closed at low memory

V2.9.3:
• Fixed recent task crash

V2.9.2:
• Added Accessibility support on Jelly Bean to avoid the delay on Back/Notifications
• Fixed invert expand direction bug when restarting app
• Fixed a crash that occured when hiding the menu

V2.9.1
• Fixed recent task crashes

V2.9
• Now works with Jellybean 4.1
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$1.67
79
4.0
User ratings
217
Installs
5,000+
Concerns
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File size
309 kb
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About Virtual Button Bar
*SAMSUNG USERS* Enabling Accessibility causes TalkBack to also become enabled. To fix: Settings -> Accessibility -> TalkBack Settings, uncheck the sound options. Go back to System Settings -> Application Manager -> scroll across to All -> Disable Google TTS and Samsung TTS applications.

*Now with unlimited colours*
*ROOT required for full functionality* Menu, Back and Search are rooted-only buttons - all others work on non-rooted devices.

Emulates hardware keys (Home, Menu, Back etc) and overlays them on the screen, on top of all applications. Single-swipe action (see video):
• Choose the number of buttons you want, position them
• Lock Screen animations including Gingerbread-style TV off (requires 2.2)
• Change button function (vol up/down, lock device, expand Notification Bar, Camera, Search)
• Alt-Tab functionality
• Change Button sizes and colour
• Adjustable Transparency
• Separate, independent configurations for portrait and landscape

A fully-featured but time-limited trial is available.

Perfect for Tablets including Nook Color or devices which lack hardware buttons.

To uninstall: If you've enabled Device Administration for the lockscreen, you need to disable it before uninstalling. Uncheck the permission in-app or go to Settings -> Location and Security -> Select device administrators and uncheck Virtual Button Bar.

Recent changes:
V2.9.4:
• Added option to disable foreground service. Uncheck to dismiss the permanent notification in 4.3+ but have higher chance of app being closed at low memory

V2.9.3:
• Fixed recent task crash

V2.9.2:
• Added Accessibility support on Jelly Bean to avoid the delay on Back/Notifications
• Fixed invert expand direction bug when restarting app
• Fixed a crash that occured when hiding the menu

V2.9.1
• Fixed recent task crashes

V2.9
• Now works with Jellybean 4.1

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A Google User
Jul 4, 2014
Need functioning menu button I killed my menu, home, and back buttons on my Galaxy Note 2 doing a screen replacement. I tried a couple of other soft key enablers that were good. I purchased this one because the others lacked a menu button, which is what I need most. So I was disappointed to find this menu button doesn't function. If the menu worked, it would easily be worth 5 stars. Without it, though, it's disappointing to pay for functionality others provide for free.
A Google User
Jun 20, 2014
Back button does not work. Worked fine in the Trial Version, also it crashes every few hours. I have to configure it all over again. It's quite annoying.
A Google User
May 20, 2014
Definitely good Quick response, never crashed, tiny, customized, reasonable price. Just one suggestion: l used to long press the home button for killing tasks, if this task is also enable, definitely this worth five star.
A Google User
Apr 7, 2014
Excellent
A Google User
Mar 1, 2014
Best virtual button app so far This is my favorite virtual button app, have tried several. Customizing ability is very nice: size, color, opacity, etc. Could definitely use a pull-out-button position lock, to avoid accidental move, as it takes careful placement of this button to be out of the way of other, regularly used app buttons. Would give five stars for this ability.