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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by bszaronos, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. bszaronos

    bszaronos Active Member
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    Is there any way to disable the search icon at the bottom of the phone ?

    I do not really need this button, and i keep pressing it all the time.

    Thanks
     

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  2. v01rider

    v01rider Well-Known Member
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    bump. also would like to know
     
  3. neodorian

    neodorian Well-Known Member
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    The magnifying glass button?
     
  4. gezzuzz

    gezzuzz Well-Known Member
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    i would be nice to swich it or all the button from tap to hold for x secs..
     
  5. Shawnz

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    If anyone figures it out, I'd love ot know too. It gets bumped almost every time i pick up the phone.
     
  6. Oridus

    Oridus Well-Known Member
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    I like the thing, never had it on my tp2 ^_^


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  7. Shawnz

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    for what it's worth, 'Button shortcut' in the market will let you re-map the long press of the search key. It worked on my phone (rooted, but it didn't seem to need SU).
     
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  8. bszaronos

    bszaronos Active Member
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    I would like to just disable it. I am always hitting it with my fingers.
     
  9. mrk

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    If you root, you can easily remove it via adb.
     
  10. Shawnz

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    Me too!

    I installed the android SDK, I'll take a look and see if I can make it happen with ADB.
     
  11. v01rider

    v01rider Well-Known Member
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    i thought about this, but i wondered if it would take away the google search feature.

    GoogleSearch.apk
    VoiceSearch.apk
    htcsearchwidgets.apk

    i pulled the above from when i was uninstallin the sprint crap. i wonder which one it is for the magnifying glass button.
     
  12. v01rider

    v01rider Well-Known Member
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    sweet, thanks! will have to check that out! :D
     
  13. bwsmith

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    Any way to disable it without rooting? I hated that button on the Droid and I hate more on the EVO. I am sure people use it, but I sure have not met any. The most annoying feature as far as I am concerned.
     
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