Hide Android (software) buttons on Archos 101 internet tablet

On the Android tablet Archos 101 internet tablet the Android buttons (Home, Menu, Back and Search) are software buttons, and not hardware buttons like on most other Android devices.

To hide theses Android buttons in your app, one has to add the following permission to AndroidManifest.xml (none-Archos devices that do not know the permission will silently ignore them):

<uses-permission android:name="archos.permission.FULLSCREEN.FULL" />

Of course, it is recommendable to implement UI elements that enables the users to quit the app.

In addition, the following code snippet could be useful to create a full-screen app:

this.requestWindowFeature(Window.FEATURE_NO_TITLE); // hide title bar
this.getWindow().setFlags(WindowManager.LayoutParams.FLAG_FULLSCREEN,WindowManager.LayoutParams.FLAG_FULLSCREEN); // hide status bar

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