Android 12L’s is launched with the vibrant feature for tablets and foldable is the taskbar. But they encounter a twist on Samsung devices that disables the taskbar when using a third-party launcher.
Samsung has recently August, revealed Android 12L as a part of its One UI 4.1.1 update, bringing Google’s latest big-screen features to its foldable tablets. With that update came the taskbar, which arrived first on the Galaxy Z Fold 4, but has since expanded to Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Tab S8, and Galaxy Tab S7.
We can note it as a drawback of the Android 12L taskbar on a Samsung device that it is disabled when using a third-party launcher. Options such as Nova Launcher or Niagara will disable the option to turn on the taskbar in the settings menu. While this is a little frustrating, it makes sense to some extent.
Why Samsung disabled this option
Searching deep for new generation foldable Going to Settings > Display > Navigation bar and scrolling down to the “Looking for something else?” section has a shortcut to the taskbar’s setting. Tapping that reveals the option to turn on the taskbar even if you are using a third-party launcher, but it’s pretty easy to see why Samsung disabled this option. Going to Settings > Display > Navigation bar and scrolling down to the “Looking for something else?” section has a shortcut to the taskbar’s setting. Tapping that reveals the option to turn on the taskbar even if you are using a third-party launcher, it’s quite easy peasy to see why Samsung disabled this choice.
After a few minutes pass using the taskbar on the Galaxy Z Fold 4 with Niagara Launcher. One of the few launchers that make sense with the Fold 4’s two displays. You’ll notice the taskbar still shows on the multitasking menu, and often breaks, showing no apps at all. In the day since I first tested this, I’ve also noticed the taskbar tends to glitch more and more often, requiring toggling the feature on and off to renovate.
When using a third-party launcher Android 12L and Android 13 don’t disable the taskbar, in “stock” Android, or at least on Pixel phones. Preferably, it might just continue to show the taskbar while on the launcher, and may not sync the icons on the taskbar with those on the launcher’s dock.
While observing facts overall, we can say Android will definitely expand the feature. What do you say? Do sump and share your views on issues with navigation gestures and third-party launchers. Also, stay tuned with us via @Samnews24…