Option to show/hide top bar(s) when note is scrolled

Use case or problem

I’d like more screen space on mobile when typing on the screen keyboard, and less interface clutter when I’m drafting text. I especially want this on my tablet, where the double top bar plus mobile toolbar really cut into the half of the screen left by the keyboard.

It would be nice to have in desktop too but less important.

Proposed solution

Scroll the top bar(s) out of view when scrolling the page up (moving the text upward and the view downward) and reveal it again when scrolling down. This is a common feature in mobile apps, but my main point of comparison is iA Writer which has the feature on both mobile and desktop. That app also hides the system status bar on mobile, which I’m not requesting.

Here is a demonstration in 1Writer (which unlike iA Writer doesn’t hide the status bar):

Current workaround (optional)

  • Write in another app when I really want more space.
  • A CSS snippet could hide things but apparently not in response to scrolling.
  • No plugin exists for this that I could find. Hider doesn’t do it. It seems that the required JavaScript wouldn’t be large (there are numerous tutorials online explaining how to implement the technique for websites), so I imagine it wouldn’t be hard for a knowledgeable person to make one.
  • Toggle off Settings > Appearance > Show tab title bar. This is only a very partial workaround — it only hides part of what I want hidden and is inconvenient to switch on and off.

Related feature requests (optional)

Related help threads

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Not sure if I fully understand your request. Maybe add some screenshots to show what bars / spacing are in the way.

To gain more space on screen, try following:

  1. install a new keyboard app that allows keyboard resizing and bar configuration (to remove those helper bars for eg numbers, quick emojis, copy-paste options etc). I use Android so i wouldn’t know what keyboard app to suggest for iOs. But some Android keyboard apps are available for multiple systems, eg ms swiftkey, example

  2. Try Dune or other themes which also modify Obsidians mobile gui

Thanks for the suggestions! I added a video to the post. I don’t want to change my keyboard and am reluctant to change my theme, but maybe I’ll check out some themes — I haven’t browsed them in a while.