Make Taskbar work with Third Party Launchers on Pixel Fold

In this guide, we will show you the steps to make the Taskbar work with Third Party Launchers on your Pixel Fold. While there are quite a few foldable devices in the market out there, however, there’s hardly an iota of doubt that the offering from the Silicon Valley giant was the most anticipated one. However, since it’s still in the first generation, there are a few rough edges that stills need polishing.

For instance, the large bezels, the inability to force apps to adapt to full screen, and the interlinked home screen layout between the outer and inner screen. Apart from that, many users have voiced their concern that Taskbar is not working with Third Party Launchers on Pixel Fold [similar to how gestures are no longer supported on third-party launchers].

Upon performing a few tests, we found out that the inability of Taskbar to work with third-party launchers is simply due to the fact that Pixel Launcher is not opened in the front or the backend. So all you need to do is find a way to make the launcher open every time you unfold. And this is what XDA Member ChickenMcPluckU has managed to achieve.

He created a Tasker profile that uses the hinge open sensor to launch the Pixel Launcher as soon as you unfold the device. Then it reopens the app that was in the foreground prior to unfolding. And in between all this, you wouldn’t notice the opening of the Pixel Launcher so there’s no disruption in the usage experience either. So without further ado, let’s show you how all of this could be carried out.

Make Taskbar work with Third Party Launchers on Pixel Fold

Taskbar Third Party Launchers Pixel Fold

  1. First off, download and install Tasker on your device. [Free/Trial | Paid].
  2. Then launch it and proceed with the on-screen instructions to set it up.Taskbar Third Party Launchers Pixel Fold
  3. Now open your browser, tap on this Taskernet Profile, and hit Import.
  4. You will now be taken to Takser where it will ask for import confirmation, tap Yes.Taskbar Third Party Launchers Pixel Fold
  5. Finally, give it app usage stats permissions [if it asks], and your task stands complete.Taskbar Third Party Launchers Pixel Fold

That’s it. These were the steps to make the Taskbar work with Third Party Launchers on your Pixel Fold. If you have any queries concerning the aforementioned steps, do let us know in the comments. We will get back to you with a solution at the earliest.


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