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Always show the dock? (even with apps open)

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by King Mustard, May 25, 2019.

  1. King Mustard

    King Mustard Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I have an Android 9.0 car stereo unit

    Of course, it's permanently in landscape mode.

    I have the dock set to the right-hand side of the screen, with the apps I use most.

    However, when I launch an app, the dock disappears.

    Is it possible to always display the dock?

    The unit can not be rooted (as far as I know).

    I'm happy to use any launcher/tweak.

    I do not wish to use Android Auto.

    #1 King Mustard, May 25, 2019
    Last edited: May 25, 2019

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  2. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Nova launcher
  3. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    on a car stereo? LOL

    i have a car stereo that works with android, but i don't think you can configure it like you can on a phone or tablet. you kind of stuck with how it is designed. that is why it is important to go in to a place like Bestbuy and play around with it before you buy it. i have a kenwood unit......its ok, but there are somethings things that i wish was done a tad different. i did look at it, but i rarely buy car stereos and was not sure what i was looking for.
  4. King Mustard

    King Mustard Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Already use that - doesn't offer the option.
    It runs full Android 9.0. It works the same as a phone/tablet.
    ocnbrze likes this.
  5. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    The dock is a feature of the launcher, so by definition isn't available when you are not in the launcher, i.e. when you are in a different app.

    In principle someone could write an app that provides an overlay containing some of the dock icons that runs at all times, but that would get in the way. If it's just one or two things you need you might be able to use a nav bar customisation app to add them to the nav bar: I know that Custom Navigation Bar can add up to 2 apps as extra nav bar buttons, and there may be others. Not exactly what you ask but as close as I can think of.
    ocnbrze likes this.

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