I want something similar to this:
I do not want a side menu - since my views don't require side menu. I've tried using ionic col view layout but it creates a mess - I want the button group to take 100% height of the window and not slide other content to the right. Please help.
If I understood everything right, you want
position: fixed; on your div that contains all the icons. Try these styles on that div:
position: fixed; top: 0; bottom: 0; left: 0;