Status Bar icons merging into a dot, how to fix?

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Knuxyl

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I have several status bar icons (not notifcation icons) that I want always visible, but after a couple, they just turn into one dot and I cant see them unless I swipe down the notification bar. Does anyone have an idea on how to fix this? I'm rooted on LineageOS with Magisk 22.1, but had the same problem on stock. Thanks
 
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I have several status bar icons (not notifcation icons) that I want always visible, but after a couple, they just turn into one dot and I cant see them unless I swipe down the notification bar. Does anyone have an idea on how to fix this? I'm rooted on LineageOS with Magisk 22.1, but had the same problem on stock. Thanks
I've never seen that. Can you give a screenshot of just before it changes and after?
 

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The dot appears when you have enough notification icons, that can't be all shown at the same time, kinda like a "there's more" indicator.

Sadly the space for notifications is limited to just a few. No way to fix that afaik.
 

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Try this mod:

This will install an app called "Rom Control". Swipe from left to open menu, go to "Miscellaneous" and there is an option called "Show more notification icons". I haven't tried it but this may be what you're looking for.
 

Knuxyl

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You guys, he said statusbar icons, not notification icons. To me that means the system icons on the right side.
Yes exactly, I tried that recommendation and it not only didn't work, but after a while it stopped showing my lte signal and moved battery percent to left of battery instead of where I had it on the right, like it randomly switched to demo mode.

I'm fine with the notification icons merging, but not my system icons.
 

Tulsadiver

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Yes exactly, I tried that recommendation and it not only didn't work, but after a while it stopped showing my lte signal and moved battery percent to left of battery instead of where I had it on the right, like it randomly switched to demo mode.

I'm fine with the notification icons merging, but not my system icons.
Rom control is for stock, I believe.

I've never seen that many system icons. I might be able to help but I don't know I could even manage to get too many. How many icons before it goes to a dot? 6, 7?
Can you give me a screenshot?
 
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Yes exactly, I tried that recommendation and it not only didn't work, but after a while it stopped showing my lte signal and moved battery percent to left of battery instead of where I had it on the right, like it randomly switched to demo mode.

I'm fine with the notification icons merging, but not my system icons.
Do you really need all of those system icons? If not, there's an app that you can use to remove some of them with.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zacharee1.systemuituner
I use it to hide the headphones icon (I can see the wire coming out of my phone I'm looking at it right now and I can hear the music coming from it) and also the alarm clock icon that is there even on weekends when I don't have alarms set. I know I have 3 alarms set for weekdays. I've had them for years. I don't need you to remind me.
 
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Do you really need all of those system icons? If not, there's an app that you can use to remove some of them with.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zacharee1.systemuituner
I use it to hide the headphones icon (I can see the wire coming out of my phone I'm looking at it right now and I can hear the music coming from it) and also the alarm clock icon that is there even on weekends when I don't have alarms set. I know I have 3 alarms set for weekdays. I've had them for years. I don't need you to remind me.
I have clock as military time, battery percentage shown, LTE bars and icon, and it only takes 2 more for it to merge. And of course I know I can hide system icons? I want them. That's the problem. Android doesn't but I do.
 

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I have clock as military time, battery percentage shown, LTE bars and icon, and it only takes 2 more for it to merge. And of course I know I can hide system icons? I want them. That's the problem. Android doesn't but I do.
Here is the most I could get. I put my clock on the right. How can I get more?
 

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xunholyx

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I have clock as military time, battery percentage shown, LTE bars and icon, and it only takes 2 more for it to merge. And of course I know I can hide system icons? I want them. That's the problem. Android doesn't but I do.
There's probably no way to do it.
Let the notifications fill until you get a dot there.
That blank space is where sensors are.
Here is the most I could get. I put my clock on the right. How can I get more?
Plug in some type c headphones is all I can think of
 

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    Yes exactly, I tried that recommendation and it not only didn't work, but after a while it stopped showing my lte signal and moved battery percent to left of battery instead of where I had it on the right, like it randomly switched to demo mode.

    I'm fine with the notification icons merging, but not my system icons.
    Rom control is for stock, I believe.

    I've never seen that many system icons. I might be able to help but I don't know I could even manage to get too many. How many icons before it goes to a dot? 6, 7?
    Can you give me a screenshot?
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    Yes exactly, I tried that recommendation and it not only didn't work, but after a while it stopped showing my lte signal and moved battery percent to left of battery instead of where I had it on the right, like it randomly switched to demo mode.

    I'm fine with the notification icons merging, but not my system icons.
    Do you really need all of those system icons? If not, there's an app that you can use to remove some of them with.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zacharee1.systemuituner
    I use it to hide the headphones icon (I can see the wire coming out of my phone I'm looking at it right now and I can hear the music coming from it) and also the alarm clock icon that is there even on weekends when I don't have alarms set. I know I have 3 alarms set for weekdays. I've had them for years. I don't need you to remind me.
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