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Old October 18th, 2012, 06:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How do you remove the Google search bar?

Seriously annoyed at that search bar that's on every screen other than that I'm loving this baby!!!

Can anyone tell me how to remove it? Can't seem to find that in the settings

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As far as I know you can't remove it (at least not without rooting). That search bar is a "feature" of Ice Cream Sandwich.
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Old October 18th, 2012, 09:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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That feature is annoying as hell lol

Edit: figured it out ironically enough by using the Google search bar, but anyways go into apps and click disable on Google search
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How to Remove the Persistent Search Bar from Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean | Pocketnow

I remember someone posting disabling Google Search for the G Nex. I will probably go the launcher route, since I already use Nova Launcher.
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I wish the settings screen on the left of home screen was pull down I could use on an alternate browser.
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Old December 10th, 2012, 08:58 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Is there also a way to move the widgets/icons up once the Google search bar is removed? Now the blank space up there is annoying lol
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Is there also a way to move the widgets/icons up once the Google search bar is removed? Now the blank space up there is annoying lol

I installed Nova Launcher to remove the google toolbar from ever page. And with Nova, you can move up your apps etc. to the top of the screen.

BTW, as an FYI to others, Nova does *not* turn the google search back to transparent. It may be a bug, but setting it to ICS style-transparent doesn't do the trick.
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Old December 10th, 2012, 09:35 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Yeah, getting a launcher addressed all this for me.
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Just wanted to say that if you do this, you will receive an error message when trying to use the voice search feature in Navigation and you won't be able to use it. FYI.
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I installed Nova Launcher to remove the google toolbar from ever page. And with Nova, you can move up your apps etc. to the top of the screen.

BTW, as an FYI to others, Nova does *not* turn the google search back to transparent. It may be a bug, but setting it to ICS style-transparent doesn't do the trick.
I was having the same problem with Nova. You have to select the widget called "Quick Search Bar" instead of "Google Search." Then you can toggle between the ICS clear search bar and the Jelly Bean version.
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I was having the same problem with Nova. You have to select the widget called "Quick Search Bar" instead of "Google Search." Then you can toggle between the ICS clear search bar and the Jelly Bean version.

Perfect! Thanks for that.
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I don't use Google now found it actually kinda useless as it never actually gave me the commute that I like to take home just the shortest route...so I disabled the toolbar by disabling Google search in the apps
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I don't use Google now found it actually kinda useless as it never actually gave me the commute that I like to take home just the shortest route...so I disabled the toolbar by disabling Google search in the apps

If you use GMAIL, it's actually pretty useful. For example, it understands the Amazon/etc. emails with UPS or Fedex tracking numbers and offers to show it to you. The sports scores are nice as well.
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I don't use Google now found it actually kinda useless as it never actually gave me the commute that I like to take home just the shortest route...so I disabled the toolbar by disabling Google search in the apps
When I did that I lost all voice to text capabilities?
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I don't remember what I did on JB but I think I just dropped it on the Trash can. I didn't disable anything and it's not there
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