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Dock area display issue

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  1. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
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    In the screenshots, please note the appearance of the area under the dock, and the status bar, too.

    New phone:
    Screenshot_20190529-151547new.jpg

    Old phone:
    Screenshot_20190209-140203old.jpg

    I like the old one better.

    These are identical phones, Moto Z² Force Edition running 8.0.0.

    Both are using ADW Launcher 1 EX--and their settings are identical.

    I've looked through System Settings for anything even remotely related to display; everything's identical on both phones.

    Any ideas on what else to check/adjust to get the look I want?

     


  2. Best Answer:
    Post #15 by MoodyBlues, Jun 9, 2019 (3 points)
  3. ocnbrze

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

    same software version? is your new phone up to date?
     
  4. MoodyBlues

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    Yes and yes. :)
     
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  5. ocnbrze

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

    hmmmmm

    what about your launcher? same version?
     
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  6. MoodyBlues

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    Identical.
     
  7. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ...eschew obfuscation...
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    Moved to the Android Lounge. :)
     
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  8. PitCarver

    PitCarver Android Expert

    Nothing under display/home touch buttons/background? Should be some setting that allows a transparent display.
     
  9. MoodyBlues

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    Do you mean in the launcher's settings or system's?

    The launcher's settings are identical to the other phone's--in fact, I restored a backup from old to new; there are no differences.

    Before returning the old phone, I did a side-by-side comparison of their system settings--anything possibly related to display: identical.

    I can't honestly say that I compared EVERY setting, only those possibly display-related.

    I dislike the way the navigation buttons look now, as they're hard for my old eyes to see easily. I really want the black background back.
     
  10. Milo Willamson

    Milo Willamson Android Expert

    That is really odd, I noticed that too on mine just recently.
     
  11. PitCarver

    PitCarver Android Expert

    Check into some sub-settings in the system. Just a hunch, but I'm betting that your answer is there.
     
  12. MoodyBlues

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    Really? Now that's interesting.

    Did your phone get a recent update? This one did. I don't mean a version upgrade--it's still 8.0.0.

    Its "Android security patch level" is now dated February 1, 2019; the old one's was March(?) something, 2018. Could this be the culprit?
     
  13. MoodyBlues

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    Thanks.

    I just really don't know what else to check.

    Please see my reply to Milo...what do you think?
     
  14. Milo Willamson

    Milo Willamson Android Expert

    Only in March though, nothing special though, I have not checked it out though, I will try in the morning :)
     
  15. PitCarver

    PitCarver Android Expert

    I don't see a security patch update changing the nav bar, like that.

    IDK.
     
  16. MoodyBlues

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    Mystery solved! :D

    There was an ADW update released on literally the day my new phone came--and it's the culprit. I happened to look at its Play Store page, and saw comments about it, so that's how 'I' solved the mystery.

    I've contacted the developer; hopefully, others have done the same and a fix will appear quickly.

    How funny is it that my new [identical to the old] phone would install the app the VERY DAY it got a buggy update? But since I didn't know that, I sat here, old and new phones side by side, shaking my head because their settings were identical. :)
     
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  17. Milo Willamson

    Milo Willamson Android Expert

    Awesome Moody dear, so glad you caught it as well. I am going to do that to my phone too :)
     
  18. MoodyBlues

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    Yeah, I'm glad we now know the source of the problem. Now let's sit back and wait for an update fixing it! :)
     
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  19. Milo Willamson

    Milo Willamson Android Expert

    It is android 8.0.0 Maybe that is it. Mine is slated in May 01,2019. Try updating it.
     
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