What is that little circle with three dots inside of it?

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On some (but not all) apps it just seems to be there towards the bottom of the screen. If you press it you can drag it to other areas of the screen. It seems like it's a floating menu button. Is there some setting that turns this on and off?
 

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That seems like the Toolbox, a very convenient feature that was included with S5 and Note 4, I still can't find it on the S6, so somehow you have it and don't even know what it is and me that I'm looking for it can't manage to find it. :eek:
 

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That icon is definitely the same than the toolbox one, if it's not for that, then the only logic explanation is that something was activated on the Accesibility options, is the only place now where all this hidden features should be enabled, so I'm guessing the OP should have unintentionally turned on one of this settings, OP, were you playing on the Accessibility menu by any chance? if so, do you remember what you were doing?
 

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Nope I looked thoroughly through the Accessibility menu and there's nothing in there that has anything to do with this floating menu circle.
 

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It's a tool box of apps that allows you to get access to functions like "quick find" and other delights that are normally hidden away.
 

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You can't.

You literally NEED this icon around.

The Galaxy S6 lacks a hardware Preferences button. You only have the big 3 now. Home, Back and Recent. No Preferences.

This automatically appears on any app that isn't configured properly for Android 5.0 devices that lack a Preferences button. Without this you would literally have no way to configure these apps and access those menus.
 

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You can't.

You literally NEED this icon around.

The Galaxy S6 lacks a hardware Preferences button. You only have the big 3 now. Home, Back and Recent. No Preferences.

This automatically appears on any app that isn't configured properly for Android 5.0 devices that lack a Preferences button. Without this you would literally have no way to configure these apps and access those menus.
Ah, now it makes sense! Thanks for the clear explanation. Much appreciated.
 

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So long press recent apps for menu is definitely gone now? I really liked that feature.
Honestly, it's more the individual app's fault. Android has moved away from menu keys since Ice Cream Sandwich over 3 years ago. Any app in question should be updated to feature a more modern design, like a navigation menu by sliding out from the left edge.

Galaxy S6
 

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You can't.

You literally NEED this icon around.

The Galaxy S6 lacks a hardware Preferences button. You only have the big 3 now. Home, Back and Recent. No Preferences.

This automatically appears on any app that isn't configured properly for Android 5.0 devices that lack a Preferences button. Without this you would literally have no way to configure these apps and access those menus.

So how do you use it?
 

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Nope that's just the menu button for legacy apps. I prefer it since it's more visual than a long press.

Posted via the Android Central App

Yup, its like a visual settings/menu button for certain apps
I find it convenient too...not sure how to turn it off though
 

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So is there no way to disable this? It's really annoying since all of the dozen or so apps it comes up for already have their own menu button on screen and don't need a hardware button or the floating system button.

In fact on most of the apps it doesn't even work, you tap it and nothing happen. It literally does nothin more than take up space on my screen
 

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