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    Default Get rid of Google bar?

    I have a nexus 4 as my secondary phone, but I want to know how to get rid of the Google bar on the home screen. Is there a way? Thanks.

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    Default Re: Get rid of Google bar?

    Quote Originally Posted by unstoppablekem View Post
    I have a nexus 4 as my secondary phone, but I want to know how to get rid of the Google bar on the home screen. Is there a way? Thanks.

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    Installing a third party launcher, like Nova, has the option to get rid of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    Installing a third party launcher, like Nova, has the option to get rid of it.
    That's the only way? You're saying that is there by default, and can't be get rid of without installing a launcher?

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    Quote Originally Posted by unstoppablekem View Post
    That's the only way? You're saying that is there by default, and can't be get rid of without installing a launcher?

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    I think so. I couldn't find anything on a Custom ROM I am running, nor is it in Gravity Box through Xposed.

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    3rd party launchers can be a nice alternative. It allows you to do thing's like remove the search bar among many other customizing goodies. Nova Prime and Apex are among the top choices around the forums, myself i really like Adw.ex launcher over the others
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    I know you guys will get extremely pissed at me for my reason, but I'm not trying to start a flame war. I want to get rid of the Google bar so I can add the bing bar there instead, that's all. There, I said it. Sorry if I hurt your feelings...

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    Default Re: Get rid of Google bar?

    Quote Originally Posted by unstoppablekem View Post
    I know you guys will get extremely pissed at me for my reason, but I'm not trying to start a flame war. I want to get rid of the Google bar so I can add the bing bar there instead, that's all. There, I said it. Sorry if I hurt your feelings...

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    OK. No sweat. The Google search bar is integrated in most ROMs, especially the Nexus. I am not even sure if straight rooting the device will get rid of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unstoppablekem View Post
    I know you guys will get extremely pissed at me for my reason, but I'm not trying to start a flame war. I want to get rid of the Google bar so I can add the bing bar there instead, that's all. There, I said it. Sorry if I hurt your feelings...

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    lol No worries friend. We all have our likes and dislikes. If i were in your shoe's i would choose a launcher remove the search bar, load Zooper widget and create a Bing alternative
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    I whipped up a quick example. Of course you can make it anyway you choose

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    Default Re: Get rid of Google bar?

    Quote Originally Posted by ffejjj View Post
    I whipped up a quick example. Of course you can make it anyway you choose

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    Sweet! I'll try that. Thanks!


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    If that's the GEL launcher then there's an xposed mod that allows you to change the launcher look including getting rid of the persistent search, hiding the status bar and adding more hotseats amongst others
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    I decoded to just make the search thing for the home button go to Bing instead.

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