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How to make the three dots appear on phones that have a special "Menu button" for these goals?

On my phone - Lenovo A800 I have a "Menu button" and when i touch it, I see the logout menu. But I also want to see three dots on the ActionBar. How to make it, any ideas? Thanks in advance!

2 Answers

Fabian Gmeiner
Fabian Gmeiner
6,574 Points

If you just want them to be visible, you could simply add a menu item with the three dots as an icon, just don't react to clicks. Make sure you set app:showAsAction="ifRoom" on that item.

If you want a real overflow-menu you have to react to clicks on that menu item by opening a custom-made dropdown-menu

Best regards, Fabian

Peter Kazimir
Peter Kazimir
5,277 Points

I faced a problem where after pressing a hardware "options" button I always got Settings menu item. Then I realised, that I had two xml menu files in my project... one was menu_main and the other one was main_menu... I was editing the wrong one... Someone might find this helpful :)