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This Google Voice Search pop up appears to be a bug in the Huawei Ascend Y300 model. From This thread on Android Forums that you are not alone with the issue but there is no resolution in the thread. Further reading in This modaco thread that it might be related to the headphones causing something in the device to trigger Voice Search rather than the ...


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Galaxy S3 dumb search update feature confirmed by Samsung, it’s because of Apple Read more here: It has been removed by Samsung working closely with Google and has been removed from carriers like Sprint as well. Apple pattented the universal search and was able to ban Galaxy Nexus in US. As a precaution Samsung and Google took the decision. One of ...


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So I figured out a while back that it's my phones locale that is affecting this but never really thought I could change it. This morning however as I was doing a Goolge search for "how to change Android locale" I though about trying to search for an app on the Market. Sure enough there are a few that can. The one that I've gone with is made by inKa. ...


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A simpler solution that doesn't require root access is to go into Settings then Apps. From there, disable Google Search. This will also disable the homescreen searchbar and Google Now features.


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Have you tried using Google Goggles instead? This is Google's app for doing a reverse image search using a camera. Make sure to enable Search from Camera. You can also use an existing picture in your gallery. Open settings (circle button at lower right), then click the icon that looks like a mountain with an arrow (2nd button from left).


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I don't think it's possible to add a shortcut to the "add reminder" card at the moment. I've had a look through the Activities as well and none of them appear to do what you want. There is a "Set reminder" option in the menu within Google Now which may help? Click the three dots at the bottom right (you might need to scroll down) and you should see the "Set ...


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If you go to the bottom of the search results page, you will see something like (View Google in: Mobile | Classic), you can click on "Classic" to view the current search result in desktop version of Google, which of course have the 'cached' link.


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Set yor language by clicking on 'Einstellungen' or navigate directly to the english localized version: http://www.google.com/preferences?hl=en to set it there (you can switch the 'hl=en' for english to hl=hu for hungarian or any other you want in the link). Setting your start page is not what you want: This will not affect searches from the widget or from ...


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Keep clicking on the Next button as if you are agreeing. Then you can choose 'No, Maybe Later` to opt out of google-now. When you perform a normal search under your previous searches/ suggested searches there is a link to "Get Google Now" again! You can click the big X beside it and it will not come back. However, some updates and reinstalling the search app ...


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After a recent update of the Google Search app (version 3.5 and above), it became possible to enable "Ok Google" from any screen on Android 4.3 and above. Follow these steps: Open Google Search on your phone Go to Settings by either pressing the hardware Menu button if your device has it, or scrolling to the bottom of all cards and tapping three dots, and ...


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Google Image Search seems to be doing something funny with the way it shows you image previews. What you need to do is when you run your image search you should see the grid of all the picture results: Tap the picture that you're interested in and it should appear larger on a black background. When that first loads you should see something that looks a ...


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For the record (mostly for foreign googlers): A working solution has been proposed here: Is there an app for searching installed apps? (Dumb Search alternative)


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I'm not sure that it fit exactly your question, but it may be help: Open the web browser, and go to http://www.google.com Go to the footer an follow the link Settings Consider to check yes at the question Allow use of device location? Then follow the link at the top right More setting >> Finally, set your languages preferences


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The Universal Search function had to be limited on newer Android versions due to one of Apple's lawsuits. Thanks to this, the search behaviour had to be modified and can't be restored without rooting the device. For rooted devices the situation is somewhat better since you can replace GoogleQuickSearch.apk with a modified version. You can see the steps on ...


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First, you can delete your search history: Visit your Web History page at https://www.google.com/history or click the gear icon gear icon on the upper right corner of a search results page, and go to Web History. Click the gear icon gear icon again on the upper corner of the Web History page, and go to Settings. Click the delete all link. Click ...


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Don't know if you found an answer or not but here is what I did. It requires Desktop VisualizeR. Open Chrome on your mobile device and search for "Google Now Add Reminder". This will initiate a reminder card through through Chrome. In Chrome Menu select "Share..." Then select "DVR save to clipboard". Then create the shortcut on your home screen using the ...


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But again, these solutions require you to be rooted. I don't know how only to disable the swipe feature... ...I do!! How about creating a launcher that does nothing, but instead of the home button, use the swipe gesture? This app does just that! I know I'm a little late, but if you're still wondering, or if someone else comes across this thread, I ...


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Okay ,so firstly I will help removing that Ok Google funcationality from the Home screen: 1.Go to Google Now > tap Settings > Voice > "Ok Google" Hotword detection > here you will see an option to disable Ok Google on Home Screen. Now for the search bar , if you are running SlimKat , then you are probably on one of the two custom launchers pre-installed ...


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Try Nova Launcher. It has an option to disable persistent search bar.


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Whilst it is possible for apps to make themselves available to be searched, each applications needs to be updated to implement app indexing in order for them to show up in this list. I don't think it is possible to add additional providers without the apps themselves being updated to support this.


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This is in part because the Wikipedia app is set as the default app for Wikipedia links, and in part because Chrome is not up to date. Go to Settings menu. Tap "More". Tap "Application manager". If the Wikipedia app is installed, go to step 4. Else, go to step 7. Locate "Wikipedia" and tap on it. Under "Launch by default", tap the "Clear defaults" button. ...


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Solved it! I realised that I had set Language to 'English(UK)' (under 'voice' settings of the Google Now app) and apparently hotword detection currently works only with English(US) (In my case, the offline voice recognition package I had installed was 'English(US)' , but language was English(UK) )! Solution: So a simple switching of 'Language' to ...


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I'm assuming that you are talking about Home screen. If yes , Press and hold on Clock Widget and drag it up. I will answer more precisely if you post a screenshot.


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The search bar is a built-in part of the default launcher and can't be moved or disabled. The least invasive way to get rid of it is to install a new launcher of your choice and use that instead of the default one. The old launcher is still installed, and will come back when you uninstall the new one, so the question is just whether you ought to install ...


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Google seems to block some webbrowsers/versions from search with image. if you change useragent string in your browser settings to Firefox/4 (or anything more than 3) google show you the camera-icon so you can search with a image again like was possible before. (firefox have this setting under general.useragent.extra.firefox in about:config your phones ...


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Best option is to request the desktop website on your google chrome browser. (make sure you have the check box checked on your browser setting. just tap the menu button to the left of your home button on your phone). now go to google.com/imghp and you have the look and feel of the website like you'd expect it on your computer.


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I'm not sure why Google Now ceased to appear, but here is how to reset it: Open Settings --> Apps. Scroll right to All. Open Google Search, hit clear data and clear cache. Open Google Now again and it will walk you through the initial setup guide. My personalized card settings were retained after the clear.


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I don't know will this help or not, but if you need this option, you can give a try (if you are ready to face the aftermath whatever it is). First you have to access the system files of your mobile, so you might need Droid Explorer. You may face an error sometime, while showing the android sdk path if you have already installed it in PC. For that you can ...


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System Settings->Select your Google account->Search->Near the bottom.


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It depends on whether or not you want to remove Google Now in its entirety or just disable the swipe gesture. If you are ok with disabling Google Now, and you are rooted, you can remove the Velvet.apk file (or add .bak after the name) from /system/app. You could also disable it from Applications under settings. But again, these solutions require you to be ...



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