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Settings-> Personalization-> Dock Broken in Launcher 5.3 on Android Tablet

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Microsoft Launcher 5.3 is working fine on my Samsung Galaxy S8+ running Android 8. However, on my Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 running Android 6, Settings->Personalization->Dock is broken. By "broken", I mean, only the top part of Dock settings that shows an image of the home screen is visible and completely unresponsive. I can't see or scroll down to where the settings are (see 2nd screenshot).

 

The reason I'm trying to access Dock settings is because the grab handle is skewed to the left side. After installing Launcher 5.3, objects such as my battery widget were pushed to the left, presumably due to icon and/or grid size changes (see 1st screenshot). On the home screen, I was able to fix this by increasing grid columns from 7 to 8. I'd like to try the same thing to get the dock handle back on center, but can't due to Dock settings screen being frozen.

 

Widget and dock handle skewed left (battery widget now fixed)Widget and dock handle skewed left (battery widget now fixed)Dock Settings screen is frozen and aspect ratio is off (Note: red filter is due to Twilight app)Dock Settings screen is frozen and aspect ratio is off (Note: red filter is due to Twilight app)

 

 

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Launcher is now on version 5.6. I'm sorry to say the above issue from version 5.3 still exist and there has been no response to this report.

Well noted about your issue. We will look at it. Please stay tuned, thanks! @Mike Glenn 

best response confirmed by Mike Glenn (Contributor)
Solution

@Ann_Yao_680 thanks for responding. Actually I posted an important update on this issue. I don't see it on this site, so I must have posted it from inside Launcher feedback in an earlier version.

 

It turned out the Dock menu only appears to be skewed and unresponsive while in landscape mode (which is the mode I'm in 99% of the time on this tablet). The menu is fine when I switch to portrait mode. As I reported elsewhere, a couple other settings menus had the same problem, but now all except the Dock menu seem to have a landscape mode and work fine. So, perhaps this issue is being worked on after all!

 

P.S. I also reported that the "home screen widgets being skewed left" issue was resolved after the 5.4 or 5.5 updates. Thanks.

I have the latest version of the launcher on my galaxy S8 and dock settings are still broken. I can't change any settings. Or rather I can change them but the changes are not saved. This applies to selecting ''bottom row of dock" or turning off the swipe up to expand dock. I cannot change any of these settings.
i have same issue with 5.6.0.52888 16July's latest update.
im using Panasonic p55 novo based on android 4.4.2.
i have still facing same problem with today's latest update. 5.6.152892 22nd july.
please do something fast i need my arrow back.

@harissoni1983@Ann_Yao_680 : Dock menu in landscape mode is still broken as of Launcher version 5.8.0.54036. It looks a little better (updated screenshot below), but still not responsive to touch input.
Unfortunately, landscape mode in general, and (in my case) tablets in particular don't seem to be a priority outside of Apple. To be honest, with the portrait mode workaround, this isn't a big deal to me anymore either and doesn't prevent me from using Launcher. I'm just reporting to help improve my favorite Android launcher. Hopefully, they'll get around to fixing it eventually. 

Dock menu landscape mode (not responsive to touch input)Dock menu landscape mode (not responsive to touch input)