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Discussion in 'Android Help' started by Hmitch44, Feb 20, 2021.

  1. Hmitch44

    Hmitch44 Lurker
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    There is a button on my screen that won't go away and I can't figure out/remember what it's called to disable or delete it.
    It doesn't show up in screen shots but it is a grey circle with a darker grey, slightly larger circle behind it.
    When I click it, it takes me to my android home screen. When I hold it down and to the left, when i let go it takes me back and goes ahead doing the same from the right.
    It is preventing other apps from working probably as they keep having to stop to tell me to disable other apps "overlay" permissions.

    I've looked through all my apps and permissions and haven't been able to find out where it is to disable it.

    Any help is much appreciated

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  2. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Can you post a screen shot of it
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  3. ocnbrze

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

    also it might help to know what phone you have.
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  4. Hmitch44

    Hmitch44 Lurker
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    no it doesn't show up in screen shots
  5. Hmitch44

    Hmitch44 Lurker
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    sorry, I have a huawei p20 pro
  6. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    So I am going to recommend an app called Addons Detector.

    You run the initial scan, then you can search for that particular permission (overlay, or whatever) and the app will show you what apps you have that contain that permission.

    Then the choice is yours, to revoke that permission for that app or to uninstall it.

    #6 puppykickr, Feb 20, 2021
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2021
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  7. Brian706

    Brian706 I like turtles!

    It might help you if you go into your app settings and look at the permissions. I don't know exactly where to navigate to on your device but you should be able to view which apps have the permission to display on top of of other apps. That should help narrow it down, and if you find it, you can disable that permission for that app.
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  8. Hmitch44

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  9. Hmitch44

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    I was confident that this was going to solve it. I downloaded it and spent two hours analyzing every section and I can't seem to find out where it's coming from.

    This is what comes up every time a site asks for my location or permission to send me notifications. I looked again through all the permissions and still had no luck. I don't want to wipe my phone but I'm thinking my options are wearing as thin as my patience.

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  10. Hmitch44

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    I discovered it finally as I was looking through my settings for factory reset lol.

    It was hiding in the navigation settings.

    I had enabled NOTIFICATION DOCK somehow.

    Thanks for your help guys!
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  11. Brian706

    Brian706 I like turtles!

    Thanks for sharing the solution.
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