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I'm writing an app using the Ubuntu SDK, and I've got a PageStack component inside aTabs component.

When I load one of the pages inside the PageStack, it all works well, and in the header the name of the current tab is shown. However, if when the Page is open instead of hitting the Back button from the toolbar I choose another tab, it totally confuses the toolbar, which then no longer shows the Back button.

Is there a way to make my pages full screen, so that the header with the name of the current tab is not shown (and thus cannot be tapped), or even better, to show the title of the current page in the header instead of the parent tab title?

Tabs {
    id: tabs

    Tab {
            objectName: "tabQreator"
            page: CreatorPage {
                id: pageCreator

    // ...

And on CreatorPage.qml:

PageStack {
    id: pageStack

    anchors {
        fill: parent

    Component.onCompleted: push(pageRoot)

    Page {
        id: somePage

        // Toolbar definition here...

    Page {
        id: pageRoot
        title:"The root page")
        visible: false
        // ...

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Credit goes to Szymon Waliczek, who answered this on G+. The following snippet hides the header on all Pages except for the root page.

PageStack {
    id: pageStack

    onCurrentPageChanged: {
        if(pageStack.currentPage === pageRoot) {
            // mainview is the MainView's id
            mainview.header.visible = true
        } else {
            mainview.header.visible = false

This works like a charm, although the toolbar still gets confused and is shown on the root page, where it's not even defined.

Any ideas on how to further refine this and instead of hiding the header, show the current Page's title instead of that of the parent Tab?

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Actually, while the other answer is valid for the original question, the best way is to do it the other way around and nest the Tabs inside a PageStack, as described on this other question.

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