IMO – Soft buttons are the worst thing to happen to Windows Mobile 10. Let me be clear, this isn\’t from a I hate that fact that I don\’t have real buttons anymore or captive, granted, when I first made the switch to the 640 it did annoy me but that was just a habit thing that I got over. No, what I am saying the problem is how it is implemented in the operating system. While this issue doesn\’t happen in all apps it happens in a great deal of apps that I use. The problem is the soft buttons just seem to interfere with the apps and force them to resize poorly. Or worse yet, they won\’t swipe away. Which is what I am experiencing in an application called Emby. In 8-8.1 you can swipe away the soft buttons without a problem. But in 10 you can\’t. Other issue I have seen is the spacing. The amount of space between the buttons and content needs to increase. Not by a lot but by a bit so they don\’t get squished together. You could blame th developers for not updating to Windows 10 code or changing something but I am not. I am blaming Microsoft for making a change that affects old apps and has adverse affects on apps that worked in 8/8.1 and now don\’t work as well. At this point it feels like Windows XP start bar on auto-hide. It is fine and works but it is just a tad bit annoying.

Well.. as you said in your own post, the developers need to update their apps to Windows 10. Also, I could be wrong, but didn\’t one of the redstone builds fix the issue where the nav bar can\’t be swiped away in WP8.1 apps? If that\’s true, then once the redstone builds come to devices other than the devices that shipped with W10 Mobile, then that issue should be fixed for you. Edit: I just want to address what you said here: "You could blame th developers for not updating to Windows 10 code or changing something but I am not. I am blaming Microsoft for making a change that affects old apps and has adverse affects on apps that worked in 8/8.1 and now don\’t work as well." Software buttons were a necessity to get more OEMs to make Windows Phones, and they\’re quite cool, and work great on apps that were coded properly to support them. Microsoft shouldn\’t be blamed for evolving Windows Phone with the times. They shouldn\’t not add them just because some developers are too lazy to update their apps properly. This was a great change for the OS.

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