I am creating a beamer presentation using theme Madrid. However I like the navigational dots that show up at the top in the Frankfurt theme. Is there a way to include them in my presentation? I've looked around and it seems a lot more people have asked how to get rid of the dots than to add them in.

• Can you please give a MWE to play with? – samcarter_is_at_topanswers.xyz Jan 16 '16 at 11:01
• \useoutertheme[subsection=false]{smoothbars} Does this do what you want? – Benjamin Jan 16 '16 at 18:42

Like this?

\documentclass{beamer}

\makeatletter
\end{beamercolorbox}%
}%
\makeatother

\begin{document}
\section{sec1}
\subsection{s1}
\begin{frame}{frame1.1}
blah, blah, blah
\end{frame}
\begin{frame}{frame1.2}
blah, blah, blah
\end{frame}

\section{sec2}
\subsection{s2}
\begin{frame}{frame2.1}
blah, blah, blah
\end{frame}
\begin{frame}{frame2.2}
blah, blah, blah
\end{frame}

\section{sec3}
\subsection{s3}
\begin{frame}{frame3.1}
blah, blah, blah
\end{frame}
\begin{frame}{frame3.2}
blah, blah, blah
\end{frame}
\end{document}