3 icon tray not disappearing!

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  1. geeksaur

    geeksaur New Member

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    You know the 3 icons on the X: phone/menu/contacts that usually disappears when you start scrolling home screens? Well that was working for me- but now it has suddenly stopped. I didn't install any malicious app and I tried restarting. Anyone have the same problem or a solution? I would appreciate it. Thanks!
     
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    I had no luck in getting that to go back to the "stock" way. I ended up going with launcherpro and just ignoring it
     
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    I have also just noticed that problem within the last two days. Anyone know why this is happening? I like the stock home screens and do not want to run Launcher Pro or ADW.
     
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    Factory reset solves it. Still don't know what caused it.
     
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    Ok I've also have this problem. Didn't even notice it until I had my X by my buddies. So after reading this thread I did a factory reset, cleaned my SD card and it fixed the problem. Well then after reinstalling all my apps everything seems to be going fine.

    Later that night after driving home I went to turn on the alarm and noticed it was locked up again. This was right after installing the last minute app I forgot. Well wouldn't you know it was locked again and not dropping when I scrolled to different screens.

    So this morning I went through the hassle of do another factory reset. Again fixing the problem. Installed the suspected app and it was still working fine. Drive back to my buddies to find that it was locked up yet again.

    Both times this has happened it been after being in the car dock. Any thoughts...
     
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    OK so it wasn't the dock.. Happened today again but this time after pulling the battery and Sd card and putting it back together it was working again.. Humm..
     
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    sounds like something in the OS (laucher more) is freaking out. why not try laucher pro or ADW?
     
  8. BioVader

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    Yeah I purchased launcher pro plus but having already gotten use to the widgets that come stock on the x, L pro just doesn't do it for me right now. And the contact pictures don't work with the
    program. But I'm sure they will get it fixed at some point.
     
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    I'm having similar issues. The 3 icons don't disappear AND on occasion the 2 in the corners (phone and Contacts) are unresponsive when I click on them.

    If I kill all running processes or turn off the phone, the unresponsive icons work again, but I still get the icons not hiding.
     
  10. krysta207

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    I am also having this problem. I've had it almost since day one of getting my droid x. I've tried factory rebooting and everything works fine until I start downloading apps. I thought I had it figured out and that advanced task killer was the app causing the problem so I didnt redownload that app after a factory reboot and my phone was working good so I thought I fixed it but then the tray problem happened again after just turning my phone off and back on one day. Then I decided that anytime I downloaded apps that eventually this problem would happen.

    So finally I put it in safe mode because I read that if you put your phone in safe mode and the problem isnt existant then you know its a 3rd party app causing the problem. (put the phone in safe mode by turning off the phone then turning it back on while holding the menu button down the entire time the phone reboots). In safe mode my problem was fixed. So I deleted newly downloaded apps and restarted the phone and the problem was fixed. Well now today I downloaded some new apps and it happened today. Put it in safe mode and the phone was fine. Deleted the apps and restarted the phone exactly like I did yesterday and the problem did not fix itself this time. So now I have no idea whats wrong. I really do think that its an os problem and hopefully it will be addressed and fixed in froyo. Not happy about this. If anyone has any other suggestions let me know.
     
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    Like Krysta, I've done some testing since this started on my phone last Friday. I have been issue free since Saturday morning (4 days). I began by doing a factory reset. I then carefully added apps back, leaving out my suspected ones.

    I believe the issue for me was one (or both) of the task killers I had tried. One was Advanced Task Killer and the other was task panel. I had the issue while I tested both (independently installed from one another). All I know is that I have every other app installed on my phone from before the issue started...except the task killers.

    Even if you have reset your phone and NOT installed a task killer, there very well may be another app that is causing this for you. This seems like a weakness in the moto-tweaked OS that several apps aren't playing well with. Remember, what is crashing for us is moto-specific and unique to the X. App developers may not have full caught up to this...yet.

    I would recommend you reset your phone (again) and very slowly add apps back. I'm more than happy to share what I have installed that ISN'T crashing the icon tray. Here goes:

    Astrid Tasks
    Barcode Scanner (although i haven't used it since I installed it)
    Calorie Counter
    Color Flashlight
    ConvertPad
    Documents to Go (trial and full version)
    ES File Explorer
    Evernote
    Google Sky
    IMDb
    Jewels
    Mahjong
    Movies
    Multicon
    Nesoid Lite
    opera Mini
    Pandora
    Places Directory
    realCalc
    SNesoid Lite
    Voice Recorder
    WordPress

    If this doesn't help, perhaps we should share any widgets we are/were running.
     
  12. krysta207

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    To verify your list...I agree with you on these apps since I have downloaded them also and I don't think they are causing the problem.

    astrid tasks
    convertpad
    google sky
    imdb
    movies
    realcalc



    I also think these ones are good too. But if anyone disagrees let me know.

    tv guide
    tip calculator
    trapster
    tideapp
    weather channel
    shopsavvy
    ringdroid
    greader
    goggles
    dictionary

    If anyone else has done some testing on apps post them on here so we can get a good list going of good/bad apps.

    Bad definitely includes ADVANCED TASK KILLER!