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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Sudhakar Reddy, Feb 19, 2022.

  1. Sudhakar Reddy

    Thread Starter

    The Google search icon 'G' is not seen here. As a result, there's no search function from within the keyboard. This device is on Android 11.
    What could be the problem?

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  2. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    I've noticed it's not on my Gboard either, with Android 12. Maybe Google removed it with a Gboard app update? Perhaps someone else could confirm, yay or nay. I don't usually use Gboard myself.
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  3. Sudhakar Reddy

    Thread Starter

    I am using it on another device running Android 12. It's seen there & search function is available.
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  4. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    I can second that Google search is not on the keyboard. But Google search has always been easy to get to.
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  5. Milo Williamson

    Milo Williamson Android Expert

    There has never been like a "G" for google on my keyboards I tend to most of the time.. Hmmm...
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  6. Sudhakar Reddy

    Thread Starter

    Well, here are the screen shots of the Gboard, on my Samsung S20 Plus, running Android 12.

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  7. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    This is Gboard on my Note20 Ultra with Android 12. Screenshot_20220220-155419_OneNote.jpg

    i haven't looked, as I don't usually use Gboard, but maybe there's an option in the Gboard settings for the G Google key?
    #7 mikedt, Feb 20, 2022
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2022
  8. Sudhakar Reddy

    Thread Starter

    Yes, you are right. In Gboard settings, there's a toggle option to show or hide the "search & more" button.
    However, there's another version where the search option is not available.
    See the screen shots.

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    #8 Sudhakar Reddy, Feb 20, 2022
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2022
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  9. Sudhakar Reddy

    Thread Starter

    With the latest version they have removed the search button altogether.
    No more "search from the keyboard function" in Gboard, which they used to highlight so much.


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