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Possible to move the Dock to the top of the screen?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by semicodin, Oct 19, 2019.

  1. semicodin

    semicodin Lurker
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    Hi all.
    Is it possible to move the Dock to the top of the screen?
    I'm using CPL for my launcher (extremely pleased btw, highly recommend it) but the feature isn't included in his launcher and I got to wondering if Google hasn't made it available anywhere -- natively or in an app (?). I appreciate any help or app suggestions. :)
     



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  2. ocnbrze

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

    nope nothing in the android system will do that. you will need a custom launcher. i use nova launcher and they do not have a setting to move the dock to the top. not sure on other launchers either.
     
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  3. MrJavi

    MrJavi Android Expert

    None of the custom roms for my device provide a setting to move the dock to the top. I do have a GRX tuouchwiz system launcher with settings to hide the dock from the home screen and/or hide the status bar. There are a few app for mon root useds that will custom theme wth an overlay to the statusbar.
     
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  4. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    It's nothing to do with Google: anyone could write a launcher which had this feature and nothing in the OS would stop them.

    However I don't myself know of a launcher that offers this. Most people find it much easier to reach things at the bottom of the screen, so as the dock is something you interact with often it makes ergonomic sense to place it there. This is the first time I've seen someone request the ability to place it at the top, and I expect that's the real reason why few, if any, launchers offer this.
     
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  5. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
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    I just spent a few minutes fiddling around with my launcher, ADW 2, and came up with this:

    xScreenshot_20191020-204525.jpg

    It's for illustrative purposes only.

    It doesn't do exactly what you want,
    @semicodin, as that's not actually the dock you're seeing up there--it's a widget. I disabled the actual dock, and enabled a panel at the top, then placed a widget in it and picked random apps just to show something.

    You might--or might not--be able to achieve the look you're after by a similar combination of launcher and widgets.

    For comparison, here's my normal look:

    xScreenshot_20190904-163051.jpg
     
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  6. pgorbas

    pgorbas Lurker

    You still have the Navigation bar at bottom ( ||| □ V ) instead of the top.
     
  7. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
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    Yes...but since the OP hasn't been back in six months, I don't think he'll see your comment! :)
     
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  8. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    And the nav bar is nothing to do with the launcher: you'd need to modify the Android operating system to do that.

    Plus the OP didn't ask for the nav bar to be moved, just the dock.
     
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