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Change double tap action to Google Search

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by vulcaninvt, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. vulcaninvt

    vulcaninvt Newbie
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    I am using Apex for a launcher, I would like to change the action when I double tap the home key. I want the double tap action to open Google Search (Now) any thoughts on how I can do this?

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  2. annebrooks64

    annebrooks64 Android Enthusiast

    If apex supports this it should be in apex settings and gestures.
  3. vulcaninvt

    vulcaninvt Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I was not able to find it after a cursory look, I did stumble across the Home2Shortcut app and it allowed me to program the double tap...
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  4. sorka

    sorka Android Enthusiast

    It's flaky and not a real solution. It does allow you to set an action on double tap, but if you tap quickly, it still launches s-voice. Even if you have the s-voice home button launch check box off, if you double tap normally, s-voice will still intercept the intent and drop it. With Home2Shortcut, you can set the delay between first and second press to long or very long and then if you double tap slower, it will launch the app you pick, but it's flaky and doesn't always work. Additionally, it means an even long delay when you press a single home tap to get out of an app into the home screen. With very long set, it's about 2 seconds.

    The real solution will be to set the action in the double_tap field in Settings.DB with the sqlite editor, but unfortunately that requires root and the non flash method of root no longer works on the S3 with JB. Hopefully the devs over at xda will figure it out soon.
  5. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Yep I tested this earlier and it worked really well for me.
  6. sorka

    sorka Android Enthusiast

    It will be interesting to see if others have as good of luck as you did.
  7. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Meh, whatever
  8. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    After resetting, ive forgotten how to turn off double tap action.. has it changed with JB or am i jst dumb?
    Anyway hows it done?
  9. sleeco

    sleeco Well-Known Member

    Hi, settings/motion double tap
  10. meyerweb

    meyerweb Android Enthusiast

    This controls double tapping the top of the phone (not the screen) to return to the top of some scrollable pages. I think the prior post was asking about double tapping the home button.

    If so, it's set in s-voice, not the general phone settings.
  11. yorklab

    yorklab Newbie

    That's correct; you have to open S-Voice then go into settings, not the general Android settings.

    Thanks for the Home2Shortcut tip. When I double press the home button it now brings up Google Voice instead of S-Voice.

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