Bug in Mit app inventor (since nb195B)

Even though I leave the option to leave the title visible, when I install it on my phone, the title is not displayed. I don't understand why this is happening. In the past, this was not the case.

The bug is associated with the choice of Theme.

Try changing the Theme in Project Properties as a work around.

I did a test with another APP of mine, which used to show the header, but after completing the download on my devices, the headers disappeared. I believe this is a bug in the platform.

Yes it is a bug described here> Good evening in the right bar of the window of inventor 2 is not visible the option of the theme of the title for example it has some options like Basic. Why? - #13 by SteveJG

Which theme are you using for your project and what Android OS version is the target device running?

For me. Device Default on Android 13. No Title Bar with compiled apps.

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Device default


with Black Title Text it works, even if a little ugly

On my Samsung phone, I can only get a title bar (coloured grey with white text) if I select "classic" theme, but the three dots menu that should appear on the right and which should open the About window ( which I use to display a Help file) is missing. The phone has Android 16. The title bar is displayed fine in AppInventor.
If I download the app to my Samsung Tab A tablet, which has Android 10, I get a complete title bar coloured blue and I can open the "About" window.
For the phone app, This is very annoying as the About window is essential for displaying help.

Interesting. :wink:

AFAIC, this is a major added bug! Please sort this out ASAP!

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yes, that is useful, but weird!
I would classs that as a cludge, which is not a good solution.
P.S. Chosing 'Dark' theme also produces the title bar, but the black background
doesn't suit me, plus the text of necessarily temporarily disabled buttons (which was black) is now a very faint white and hardly viewable.
Roll on the fix!