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Remove the Black Bar on OnePlus 7 Pro Keyboard on Android 10 update

Written by Hassan Abbas

OnePlus seems one of the leading smartphone manufacturers in the world. The Chinese OEM makes unusually capable smartphones. But adjudging OnePlus’ greatness only through its industry-leading internals would be nothing short of profane.

The company takes great pride in its open and unusually helpful OnePlus community. Which sometimes more often than not has a solution for all your hardware/software needs. The “problem” we’re dealing with today quite frustrating to many users.

OnePlus 7 Pro users have been reporting the presence of an irritating black bar at the end of their keyboard. Not only the keyboard eat a sizable chunk of screen real estate, but it also makes fast-typing a tad more difficult due to the progress of keys.

Thankfully, a user at XDA Developers has found a “solution” to this problem, fixing the issue by typing a simple and easy command in ADB:

wm overscan 0,0,0,-100

This trick works for both rooted and non-rooted OnePlus 7 Pro users. But there’s a disadvantage to this neat trick.

How to remove the space below the keyboard

If you are new to ADB, then follow the step-by-step process to do this:

Step 1:

Enable USB Debugging on your device.

Step 2: 

Install SDK Platform Tools. Download platform-tools for Windows from here.

Step 3:

Now Extract the content of the Platform Tools’ zip file to a separate folder on your Windows PC. Name this folder ADB folder.

Step 4:

Open a command window into the ADB folder. Then open the ADB folder on your PC where you extracted the content of the Platform-tools file. Type cmd in the address bar of the ADB folder and then hit the enter key. A command window will open and its location will be your ADB folder where you extracted the SDK tools and copied the file.

Step 5: 

Now Connect your device to your PC via data cable. A pop-up shows up on the device regarding USB Debugging, tap OK to confirm.

Step 6:

Run the following command now in the command window to remove the extra space below the keyboard:

wm overscan 0,0,0,-100

That’s all. BTW, you can change the value of -100 to something like -75 or -50, as it suits you.

When done, remove the cable from your phone and check out if the problem is gone now.

How to revert the changes?

Well, simply run this command to go back to normal:

wm overscan 0,0,0,0


Let us know in the comment section if you need any help regarding this guide.

Also Read: Android 10 Share Menu: What’s new & why it’s so good

About the author

Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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