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    I have a new problem. I haven't used my TP for a few weeks and I just turned it on this weekend. The charge is good, I get the home screen and it appears that most if not all of my apps are still loaded and useable, but my task bar is empty except for an up arrow. I have no shortcuts to any of the app areas. If I know the app name, I can type and Search and open it that way, but otherwise I have no icons to access anything, email, web, app library, etc.

    Any ideas on what to do to restore my shortcuts?
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    You can just drag whatever apps you want down there and add them to the launch bar. It copies the icons, doesn't move them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grabber5.0 View Post
    You can just drag whatever apps you want down there and add them to the launch bar. It copies the icons, doesn't move them.
    I can open an app if I know the name, but I can't get to the overall app icon pages. How do I at least get the default app icons back?
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    Probably your /usr/palm/default-dock-positions.json or another file somehow got corrupt?

    This is in mine:

    Code:
    {
        "quicklauncher": [
            "com.palm.app.browser_default",
            "com.palm.app.email_default",
            "com.palm.app.calendar_default",
            "com.palm.app.messaging_default",
            "com.palm.app.photos_default" 
        ]
    }
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    Can you provide easy instructions to check and fix? Thanks
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    Can you swipe up from the bottom bezel to open the launcher?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grabber5.0 View Post
    Can you swipe up from the bottom bezel to open the launcher?
    No. There is nothing there to activate, only an up arrow that doesn't appear to do anything.
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    got a screenshot or camera pic of the touchpad screen handy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by geekpeter View Post
    got a screenshot or camera pic of the touchpad screen handy?
    I'll see what I can do. How do you get a screen shot off the tablet?
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    Press and hold home and power buttons at same time.
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    I have had this issue when using ACL, only all my apps end up in the download section, using save/restore to restore launcher worked to fix it.

    If you did not use save/restore upon reboot Luna will rebuild and put all apps in download (at least on my device, YMMV)...
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    Quote Originally Posted by geekpeter View Post
    got a screenshot or camera pic of the touchpad screen handy?
    See attached screen shot
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    ...and tapping the arrow doesn't bring up the launcher pages? Or are they empty pages? Must be some file common to launcher & wave launcher that's broken if the apps are present as you say. Either something that causes the launcher display or the icons themselves. If you get empty pages, what happens if you tap where the icons should be? Do you ever see app icons? e.g. in the 'Just type' results page?
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    Tapping on the arrow has no result. When I type in app names in Search, icons meeting the criteria do show up and I can then open the app from there.
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    What happens when you swipe up from the bottom bezel onto the screen? That normally brings up the launcher if no app is active, or puts active app into card view.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grabber5.0 View Post
    What happens when you swipe up from the bottom bezel onto the screen? That normally brings up the launcher if no app is active, or puts active app into card view.
    That seems to work! A swipe up brings up the launcher. There is no activity from tapping on the up arrow or simply tapping on the launcher bar. All apps appear to be where they are supposed to be otherwise. It's just the launcher bar that is vacant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by traveld View Post
    That seems to work! A swipe up brings up the launcher. There is no activity from tapping on the up arrow or simply tapping on the launcher bar. All apps appear to be where they are supposed to be otherwise. It's just the launcher bar that is vacant.
    After the launcher opens, see if you can drag the icons you want onto the launch bar and drop them there. Hopefully they will stick and you can rebuild the bar the way you want it.
    Last edited by Grabber5.0; 07/08/2014 at 11:22 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grabber5.0 View Post
    After the launcher opens, see if you can drag the icons you want onto the launch bar and drop them there. Hopefully they will stick and you can rebuild the bar the way you want it.
    thank you so much. That seems to have worked fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gizmo21 View Post
    Some original support documents here:
    Palm Support : TouchPad (Wi-Fi) - Working with applications

    After that a complete reboot is never wrong.
    Thanks.

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