Hiding the title of an actionbar doesn't work on older versions of Android (using ActionBarSherlock)

I am trying to hide the title part of my actionbar using ActionBarSherlock like in the second picture:
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    works for versions >3.0 but doesn’t work on older versions. A black space remains over the tab bar.

    Is there a workaround to solve that issue?

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  • 2 Solutions collect form web for “Hiding the title of an actionbar doesn't work on older versions of Android (using ActionBarSherlock)”

    This feature is only available in ActionBarSherlock 4.0 which is currently in beta stage. You can find a link to the betas on actionbarsherlock.com.

    There is a demo for precisely what you are trying to accomplish in the samples for 4.0.

    public class TabNavigationCollapsed extends SherlockActivity implements ActionBar.TabListener {
        @Override protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
            ActionBar ab = getSupportActionBar();
            //The following two options trigger the collapsing of the main action bar view.
            ab.addTab(ab.newTab().setText("Tab 1").setTabListener(this));
            ab.addTab(ab.newTab().setText("Tab 2").setTabListener(this));
            ab.addTab(ab.newTab().setText("Tab 3").setTabListener(this));
        @Override public void onTabReselected(Tab tab) {}
        @Override public void onTabSelected(Tab tab) {}
        @Override public void onTabUnselected(Tab tab) {}

    You can try with this, it worked for me

    if (android.os.Build.VERSION.SDK_INT <= 10) {



    Hope that this helps

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