I've got six VCs at this point in my app. Is there some reason I also need six huge Navigation Controllers? I've never used them (the NC icons) in my development schemes to this point. Here's what my storyboard looks like:
I'd much prefer to have all that wasted real estate for actual development. Poking around, I found this question on the same subject from 2012, but no answers. The static Navigation Controller icons were apparently an irritant even when they were small. Now they're a huge irritant.
If someone can give me a good reason for their massive, apparently useless footprint, or a way to minimize them, I'll shut up. But it seems they're just a bloody nuisance that Apple could easily fix.