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

  1. texastig

    texastig Newbie
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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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  2. sneaky_1

    sneaky_1 Android Enthusiast

    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.
  3. texastig

    texastig Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thank you very much!!!
  4. sneaky_1

    sneaky_1 Android Enthusiast

    No problem, I don't like that bar either. :)
  5. dibblebill

    dibblebill Android Expert

    On my Rise I don't mind it. On my Nexus 10, with the drag-home-to-search function, its redundant.
  6. Sinner67

    Sinner67 Well-Known Member

    If you Root your phone, you can use Titanium Backup to freeze or uninstall Google Search.
  7. joelbon

    joelbon Lurker

    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.
  8. frickson

    frickson Lurker

    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.
  9. TechDad378

    TechDad378 Well-Known Member

    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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