Support removing Google search bar

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by windplr, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. windplr

    windplr Member
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    I have a new RAZR M running JB - 4.1.1. I can't seem to find a way to remove the Google search bar from the top of the desktop. Normally a long press on a widget will allow you to drag it to the Trash, but not with this one. What am I doing wrong?
     

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  2. rsisley

    rsisley Well-Known Member
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    This already has been brought up. If you go to setting/all/Google search, you can disable it and it removes it from all the screens.
     
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  3. windplr

    windplr Member
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    Thank you. Too bad it doens't let you use that part of the screen for anything else.
     
  4. bigbadwulff

    bigbadwulff Well-Known Member
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    DO NOT REMOVE IT!! It caused voice input on my phone to become unuseable. Only a factory reset fixed it.
    But if you wish to go there:
    Settings/ APPS/ ALL/ Google Search/ DISABLE

    You have been warned though :)

    And, yes that part of the screen is unusable. Another Launcher would fix that problem without affecting voice search.
     
  5. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin'
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    If you want to use the space, then using a custom launcher like nova or apex will allow you to remove it as well as set up how many rows/columns of icons you want on each home screen. Both can be found for free on the play store with the option of purchasing an upgrade for a couple extra features, but the main reason I mentioned above is part of the free version.
     
  6. bigbadwulff

    bigbadwulff Well-Known Member
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    GO Launcher is a good choice also.
     

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