Action Bar icon as up enabled not the title

How to make app icon as up enabled in actionbarsherlock (not the title only icon) like in whats app.

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  • 4 Solutions collect form web for “Action Bar icon as up enabled not the title”

    The title is clickable together with the icon since Android 4.2.2. WhatsApp uses a custom view to display a two line title. This disables the title click along the way. You can do it the same way:

    ActionBar actionBar = getSupportActionBar();
    TextView title = (TextView) findViewById(;


    <TextView xmlns:android=""
        android:gravity="center_vertical" />

    Add the following to your onCreate method:


    and define the following override method in your activity:

    public boolean onOptionsItemSelected(com.actionbarsherlock.view.MenuItem item) {
        switch (item.getItemId()) {
            return super.onOptionsItemSelected(item);
        return true;

    My friend, I think this is Android version/build “feature”, because I have two devices, (Nexus S and Nexus 7) (Android 4.1.2 and Android 4.2.2) and I am deploying the app I am developing on both devices, same exact code, on Nexus S the icon is “up”, on Nexus 7 the icon and title are both “up”.

    make sure your android:minSdkVersion=”11″ which could be seen in the manifest file, Up icon has been included from APK 11. Add the following to your onCreate method For home page put getActionBar().setDisplayHomeAsUpEnabled(false); make sure it false and on other activities you keep it enabled i,e “true”. i have made a small sample plz try the below link which may be help you just import into your work space

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