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How to remove the Google Now search bar from Nexus 5

My Nexus 5 has a useless and space-wasting Google Now search bar: QUESTION: How can I remove the Google bar? My rooted Nexus 5 runs stock Android 5.1.1, and I would rather get rid of Google Now if ...
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Google now not getting all the sentence

After I'm saying 'OK Google' and it starts listening, I want him to search something for example. The problem is, when I say a bit more than a few words, it's being cut in the middle. If for example ...
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How to remove <b> symbol automatically added in Google Search text?

When I type text in Google Search this symbol <b> pops up at the beginning and end of each sentence. How do I get rid of it?
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Google App and Google Play Services force close - SecurityException

My friend's Samsung Galaxy S phone (with CM11) has been recently having an issue, where Google Play Services has been randomly crashing with this message in the logcat: java.lang.SecurityException: ...
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Can't turn off spoken responses to my online Google searches

I have an Android LG e980. The phone talkback feature is off. My Google speech output only has "hands-free only" or "on", and I've tried both. Nothing stops the verbal descriptions of whatever I look ...
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Why don't I have a “Search with Google.com” setting?

I'm constantly getting "Can't reach Google at the moment" (when voice searching) and "Can't load search results" (when text searching) error messages in my Google Search app. I'm trying to follow the ...
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Google Maps app: how to find a shop on a given street (knowing only the shop type)?

I am using the Google Maps for Android application. I know the name of a street where a certain shop can be found. I don't know the name of the shop, but I know what kind of shop it is (e.g., a book ...
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How do I prevent Google Search from spawning instances?

I love using the white Google search bar at the top of my home screen, but I only recently discovered that it spawns a new instance for every search I do. My phone was slowing down, and I suddenly ...
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Can I add apps to the Google Phone Search?

When looking at the settings for the Phone Search, the only apps I have that can be searched in are: Chrome Contacts Play Movies & TV Play Music All other apps only have the name used in ...
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Is there a way to use include text message contents in the Phone Search?

When using the Google search bar, the of the screen bottom offers several different places to search in (Web, Images, etc.) The last option is "Phone", which the settings imply will search the local ...
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set persistent search bar

On my Nexus 5 I have a persistent search bar that appears on all screens, regardless of launcher. I cannot remember or find where and how I set this. I would like to set the same feature on my Nexus ...
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When creating a SMS with Google Search using my voice, Hangouts is not an option for sending

While driving, I may tell Google Search with my voice to "Text ". Google will ask me what the message is, and eventually after completing the required back-and-forth, my phone prompts me to select an ...
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Remove Google Search Bar on Nexus devices running on stock Lollipop

I have been reading for days about how to remove the Google Search Bar from the top of my Nexus 6 since I never use it. I have gotten mixed answers on exactly what file to delete and where it is. I ...
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Google search appears out of nowhere on Samsung S2

I see a post titled "Google search appears out of nowhere" that seem to state that this is an issue with the Huawei Ascend Y300 model type of phone, but I have the same issue with my Samsung galaxy 2. ...
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save web Images with Xperia Z1

How can I save web Images with xperia z1 ? (kitkat) I search for and image in google and find it. now how can I save it. it doen't have save image option like old versions :(
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How to disable redirects from Google Search results to Android apps?

I had the Wikipedia app installed a few weeks ago. It lacked the ability to switch between different languages (link to read the same article in a different language), and it still does. This bothered ...
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Is it possible to add more search providers to the Google Search?

In the Google Now/Search application, when you view the settings, you get a list of all the applications that can be searched. Is it possible to develop apps that can add more search providers to ...
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How to restore Google Search withOUT Google Voice Dialer?

Stack Exchange newbie here. Please forgive any protocol mistakes. I'm following a thread, but can't yet comment as a newbie, on a question involving the Google Voice Dialer for Android 4.1x - ...
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Hide search google search bar on nexus 5

Running slimkat modded rom 4.4.2 I would like to keep full functionality of google now, but just hide the srarch bar from view on the home screen (clean screen, with no "say 'ok google' " on top of ...
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Google Voice Search Activation

I was wondering if there was any way I could activate Google voice search simply by saying OK Google while using any app on my phone. I tried searching the XDA forums and couldn't find what I was ...
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Dragging home button opens Google Search - How do I remove this? [duplicate]

Ever since I bought my tablet, this has been the default action whenever I drag the home button up (this is a soft button: on screen). I do not want this functionality because I frequently drag it by ...
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Is it possible to disable the “Activate Google Now” reminder every time you use “Google Search Widget”?

I've started to use Android 4.X for the first time (after being a long term Android 2.3.X user) and some things are new to me. One of the things that annoy me more is the "new Google Search Widget", ...
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Google search appears out of nowhere

From time to time Google (voice) search randomly starts on my phone (Huawei Ascend Y300, Android version 4.1.1). I'll be listening to music for example, change song, and out of nowhere Google voice ...
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Hotword detection of google now / search not woking

After switching to a new ROM I restored Google Now using Titanium backup but however I no longer have hotword detection enabled neither do I have the option to enable it (It is simply missing)! It ...
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How to remove useless space after removing google now search bar?

Please tell me there is a way to get rid of that blank space that was left after I removed the google now search bar from my Moto G running 4.3. I managed to deactivate it via the apps' settings, and ...
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“Open link in new tab” missing in Google Search bar

On a Galaxy S4 I9505 with Android 4.2.2, typing something in the Google search bar widget on the home screen opens a browser page with search results. The problem is that you can't open multiple tabs ...
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how do I get rid of this google searchbar?

I have a Google searchbar in a tablet I have borrowed For me it's in a very inconvenient location and I keep on pressing it accidentally. It looks like I can't click and drag on it to move it to ...
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google search android app cannot find installed apps

My android phone is Samsung Glaxy Grand, aka I9082. I rooted it and flashed google apps into it. Everything works well except for this: Google search just cannot find installed apps for me. I ...
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Shortcut/Widget to set a reminder in Google Now

I use Google Now to set reminders quite often. At times when I'd rather not be talking at my phone to add a reminder, I wish I could have a button on my homescreen that would take me straight to the ...
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Where is the camera button in the Google Image Search webpage on my Android?

Device: Samsung Galaxy S3 OS: 4.1.1 I want to do a reverse image search on my S3 phone. When I open up the Google Image Search homepage, the "camera" button is nowhere to be found. So, I cannot ...
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How to stop Time Warner cable search on Firefox for Android?

I went into about:config and have the following: browser.search.defaultenginename Google browser.search.official true browser.search.order.1 Google keyword.URL https://www.google.com/search?p= ...
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How to prevent Google aggressively associating my account to my searches?

I understand they can access my searches when I'm logged in, and of course know the search terms I use, but how can I prevent them to logging searches to my account when: I'm not logged in and in ...
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Google Now suddenly disappeared

I'm running Android 4.2.2 on a Galaxy Nexus with the February 13, 2013 update of Google Search installed. Google Now was working great until it suddenly ceased to appear today. Widgets now display ...
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How can I search the SMSs/MMSs using the default search interface?

I have an Cyanogenmod 10.1 ROM installed. I love the Google Search interface and can search most of my phone using it but I am unable to find "Messaging" as a searchable item. I've seen a lot of ...
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Jelly Bean search - only contacts and apps?

In previous versions of Android, the Google search widget allow you to choose what you want to search. I always configured it to search only contacts and apps. this way the Google web search results ...
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How do I turn on Safe Search ICS 4.0.4?

I can't see any option to turn on Safe Search. Can anyone advice where I can find this?
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Resetting Google Search

Google Search on my AT&T Samsung Galaxy S3 is not "looking" at all on my phone. It is strictly doing a web search. How can I establish it to access phone and web? Or can I uninstall it and ...
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Disable open Google Search by sliding up from the home button “feature”?

Galaxy Nexus running Android version 4.1.1. After a recent update, it seems google has added a feature where you can place your finger on the bottom home buttons, and slide up, to open google search. ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 - after AT&T over the wire update - google search doesn't find installed apps

I just purchased a Galaxy S III from AT&T, and only after a few days, I got a pushed, forced update from AT&T (not stating what it does, just "AT&T Software update" version: "V3_1205_2_2") ...
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How to change search engine language?

I'm a native Hungarian speaker, a few months ago I moved to Germany, and I have a problem with the Google search, I installed the Google chrome on my android device but the default search engine is ...
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How do I save images from google search on my Galaxy Ace (Android Version:2.2.1)

When I want to search for an image and I get the image results, I do not see a download option when I select a particular image (although the URL is of a .jpg file) Is there an app for that or some ...
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How to restore/add google search to android browser - Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830L

I own a rooted Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830L. My carrier decide it was a good idea to remove Google search from the default android browser replacing it with a absolutely useless search engine they ...
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How do I change the default search app in MIUI?

I'm running MIUI 11.20.90 on my HTC Incredible. I recently updated the Google Search app via the Android Market and now the default search app has changed from Google Search to MIUI's built-in ...
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Google cache links in search results

When searching for something while the target is offline its most convenient to click on Google's cache link for that certain target or search result. But I don't see such link on my android phone ...
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Deleting Google Image Search History

On my Android device, the Samsung Galaxy S, I frequently use Google and its search functions. Now have I noticed that I cannot seem to delete the Image Search history. When I search something using ...
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How to add Google Search Widget on Samsung Verizon GalaxyS?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S phone from Verizon. I don't see the option to add the Google search widget like I have with other Android phones. Is there a simple way to add this without doing something as ...
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Make Google Search app use Google.com.au

I purchased my HTC Desire (2.2 FroYo) from the UK and by default I guess the Google Search app uses Google.co.uk whenever I run a search through the app. This is quite annoying as you could imagine ...