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Opening a new tab using the google search bar w/o closing current website searched

When you're using the google search bar once you are on a website I am unable to open a new tab without the current one closing. If you use chrome you can always open a new tab but does Chrome have a ...
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Cannot use voice command through Google Search Bar microphone icon

I have a Pixel 7. I have typically been able to just go to the search bar on the bottom screen of my phone and say set an alarm and it always set an alarm. Now it's sending me to a website. Is there ...
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Having Google Assistant return app results instead of web results

I am running Android 12 on a Realme 8 5G phone. It used to be that when I swiped up and keyed in an app name I would see the list of apps I wanted that matched that name on my phone, as I keyed the ...
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Google search bar widget closes keyboard after typing one letter

Using s21, most recent update 01/04/2022. This has been happening for a while. When I use the Google search bar widget (not the chrome app), the first time I type something into the search bar, it'll ...
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How to make it open in browser to click a YouTube video in the result of the Google search app?

If I remember correctly, clicking a YouTube video in the search result of the Google search app used to open YouTube in my default browser. For some reason, it now opens the Play Store link for ...
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How to change Bing Search to my default search engine in Firefox?

After installing Microsoft's Outlook app I noticed that when going to search for something on the Internet by selecting text and searching, I am forced to use Bing instead of my default search engine (...
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What is my overseas Hardware and how to Flash it?

My phone was bought online and it came from overseas. Various benchmarks have determined that my phone's Android system and hardware does not match the description given on the site or the About Phone ...
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Google Assistant voice search is slightly modifying my search queries

Has anyone else noticed when voice searching with Google Assistant it'll sometimes change your query slightly but to a question you didn't ask? This is not a simple case of mis-hearing spoken words; ...
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Can I navigate to a specific URL in Samsung Internet Browser instead of doing a Google search?

Using Samsung Internet 11.1.2.2 on Android 8.1.0. Whenever I type an URL in the top bar, it performs a Google search with that parameter. The worst thing is that in some cases, the target URL is not ...
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How can I turn OFF Google Lens search, permanently

I really don't like google lens. I've been searching for ways to turn it off. Searching on line usually brings up an answer like this: On your Android phone, you go into your settings/apps and ...
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How search for similar images in the phone? [duplicate]

I am looking for an equivalent functionality that is available on the desktop Google Search page: upload an image and search for similar ones. Unfortunately once Google recognizes that I am on the ...
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Switch between search engines on Brave Browser

I am using the Brave browser on Android and would like to know if there is a way to switch easily between search engines. This feature exists for Firefox and Opera who provide small icons of different ...
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Removing white transparent space caused by Google Search Bar on the home screen after disabling Google app

I would like to know how to remove this artifact of the Google Search Bar after disabling the Google app. Possibly there is a search bar toggle in settings somewhere?
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Google Search app results on desktop

My question is simple - I like reading the results of the Google Search app - it's become much better at allowing me to customise these results, as well as becoming better at predicting what I might ...
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Make google searches and "Ok, google" open in broswer, not Google "App"

Is it possible to change my settings so that the results to me asking a question through "Ok, google" or typing on the search bar in my home screen, open in my default browser instead of the Google "...
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How to remove the Google search bar?

How can I remove the Google search bar from the main screen? It's taking up screen space and I'm not using it. I have a Pixel running 8.1.0. I found ways to remove it from other models and versions, ...
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Where is the "Search" menu coming from?

On my Pixel 2 XL, select some text in Chrome. I get a Web Search option that uses Google. However I also get a "Search" option that uses Bing. I don't have any Bing apps installed. I've got ...
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Google Search On Screen does not work

I have the following problem: when I long-tap home button, a Google Now with search field appears, instead of Search on screen. I've tried to grant all perms to allow it use screen contents, but ...
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"Google keeps stopping" after Android Oreo update

I got a Nexus 6P and it received the Oreo update yesterday. After installing the update, there were few errors like "Gboard stopped working" etc., That happened only once and the device was working ...
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How can I prevent certain websites from appearing in my Google search results? [duplicate]

I'm looking for a method to stop a given list of websites from appearing in my Google search results. Any chance I can achieve this?
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Google Image Search using Android

I have an image on my smartphone and I want to paste it into Google Image Search to see if I can get similar images. I can do this by pasting the image using desktop but not using Android ... Is ...
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How to disable the assist input when the home button is long pressed?

I have removed Google Now in order to assign long press on home button to open another app. But recently it comes back with a different interface I'm familiar with. I guess the phone just has updated ...
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change the position of google search bar in Google Now Launcher

I am using Google now launcher on my Moto G3 phone. I have set up wallpapers on my home screen but the Google search bar(which is situated at top of my home screen), seems to be always overlapping the ...
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How to get search of different location?

On android device, whatever we do Google search, we get search content of nearby location. Is it possible to get search content of another location? If yes, what I need to do in my android device? ...
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Default google search country

I am normally fairly astute at being able to change settings etc, however, I have hit a problem I cannot overcome and thought to ask here: In android chrome, when I perform a search the searches (as ...
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How do I copy a link from Google search results to clipboard on Android Chrome?

On Chrome for Android, when I do a Google search and some of the results are non-HTML documents, like PDFs. How do I copy a clean URL to the clipboard? Example search: https://www.google.com/search?q=...
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how to remove password lock when Google keyboard is uninstalled

I was creating space by uninstalling some apps.by mistake I uninstalled Google keyboard and kept quite. After sometime security Password lock was locked.when I tried to open the password lock ,the key ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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