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Stop Google Search Opening in Chrome

Until recently when I used the default Google search bar and tapped a search result it would open in Firefox. However there must have been an update to either the search bar or Firefox as the results ...
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How to use Chrome in Google search bar on top?

I don't like the Google search bar on top because of the blue bar on top and I can't change the search time range. How can I make the search bar just use normal Chrome Google search? I use a OnePlus ...
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Google search results redirected to google play store [duplicate]

I'm having a problem using the stock browser on my galaxy s4. When click on a result in a google search im taken out the browser and to google play store. Doesnt do it for all search results but when ...
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Intermittent Success of using Google Voice Actions “Search in App” Command

I am unable to successfully use the Google System Voice Actions "Search in App" action from the Google App (com.google.android.gms.actions.SEARCH_ACTION). S3: Android v4.3; Google App v5.8.58.16.arm ...
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Android hotspot disables google search link redirection

I use an android mobile to connect my Ubuntu laptop to internet. When i type url of website manually, web page loads immediately. But when when i click on google search results it shows "connection ...
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Android 4.4 KitKat Google search/now app Network error. Check your connections and try again

In android KitKat I am getting a network error on Google Search/Now(whatever) and it won't let me search, I cleared the cache of every application on our living planet as we know it, I have tried ...
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Google Search Bar Missing (after OTA update)

I recently discovered the Google search bar which used to appear between the notification area and the topmost Widget has disappeared. Shortly before, I had received a largish OTA system update and at ...
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What search can I perform to get a streaming app result on Google?

There are reports (see link below), that Google will now stream a small set of apps, when content in those apps match your search criteria. I have yet to be able to produce a Google search that shows ...
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Remove URL tags included when searching with default Android browser

Normally, when you search with the normal Android browser (in this case, the one included with CM12.1, however I don't think there's any difference), it includes things in the URL such as client=ms-...
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Factory reset didn't fix “We are sorry, but Google Search was stopped”

My mom's Android smartphone is showing the following message: We are sorry, but Google Search was stopped. Reverting to factory settings did not help. How to solve this problem?
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Monochrome v. Colour logo in search widget

Following Google's recent rebranding, the three Lollipop devices in our household all got the updated search widget. My wife's 2nd-gen Moto G got the usual coloured one (this image from the web, not ...
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Getting rid of the Google Search bar in home screen? (stock Android 5.1.1)

I've got a Nexus 5, freshly factory reset, with stock Android 5.1.1. When searching around how to disable the Google Search bar on the Home screen, all solutions I find recommend to go Settings→Apps→...
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Make Google Search activate the keyboard on start

I very frequently use Google Search by swiping up from the home button. Since the latest update of the Google Search app, it now presents a Google Now ad and doesn't focus the text entry. That means I ...
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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 I'...
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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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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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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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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 ...