Make Floating/Dodge windows Panel show up when Application launcher is pulled up

Hey there! I was wondering if any of you guys knew how to handle this.
I have a panel and an application launcher attached to it. When hitting the meta key, application launcher shows up, but not the panel underneath (I have a habit of hitting meta to see the running applications).

I tried setting Alt+F1 as the panel shortcut, didn’t work. Meta is not assignable to it directly either. Any suggestions?

How it is now (left) and desired behaviour when using meta (right)

Thanks for help in advance!