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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by texastig, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. texastig

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    Is there any way of removing the Google search bar from the top of the home screen?
     

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    On the stock launcher, you can't. Download a different launcher (I suggest holo), press home and select holo or other, to use it, then set it up. There will be an option to disable persistent search bar.
     
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    Thank you very much!!!
     
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    No problem, I don't like that bar either. :)
     
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    On my Rise I don't mind it. On my Nexus 10, with the drag-home-to-search function, its redundant.
     
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    If you Root your phone, you can use Titanium Backup to freeze or uninstall Google Search.
     
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    You don't have to have root to do this. Just go to Settings>Apps>All>Google Search>Uninstall updates>OK>Disable. Hope this helps.
     
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    You can disable it that way, but you can't reuse that space for shortcuts or widgets, and voice recognition won't work any more.
     
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    If you install a different launcher like "Nova". It will let you remove Google Search and let you utilize the space for widgets/icons. If you don't like Nova you can always try other launchers or delete it. Hope this helps!
     
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