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    Default Removing Google Search widget

    Is there any way to move/remove the Google Search (OK Google) widget from the top of the home screen? I don't use it and would like the space for something else.
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    Default Re: Removing Google Search widget

    Quote Originally Posted by TenderTendon View Post
    Is there any way to move/remove the Google Search (OK Google) widget from the top of the home screen? I don't use it and would like the space for something else.
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    Last edited by Foramex; 12-31-2013 at 08:08 AM.
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    Default Re: Removing Google Search widget

    Quote Originally Posted by Foramex View Post
    Press it long and then drag it to the trash.
    Do you own a Nexus 5?
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    Default Re: Removing Google Search widget

    I'd love to know if this is possible as well.

    I NEVER use the search bar and it just adds clutter. Even if I cant put icons in it's place, I hate how it looks sitting there and it's annoying when I accidentally press it.
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    Default Re: Removing Google Search widget

    Quote Originally Posted by Foramex View Post
    Press it long and then drag it to the trash.
    Long press does nothing to this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by berklon View Post
    I'd love to know if this is possible as well.

    I NEVER use the search bar and it just adds clutter. Even if I cant put icons in it's place, I hate how it looks sitting there and it's annoying when I accidentally press it.
    i just got a launcher instead
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    Default Re: Removing Google Search widget

    ^ That is the only way to get rid of it. You also loose the "Okay Google" feature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gidgiddonihah View Post
    ^ That is the only way to get rid of it. You also loose the "Okay Google" feature.

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    And the swipe up from home for Google Now. If those features are not desirable then going the launcher route is a great idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by srkmagnus View Post
    And the swipe up from home for Google Now. If those features are not desirable then going the launcher route is a great idea.

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    Didn't know that. Good to know!

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    Default Re: Removing Google Search widget

    Quote Originally Posted by gidgiddonihah View Post
    Didn't know that. Good to know!

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    Depending on the launcher, it may be possible to set a swipe up gesture which opens Google Now. I believe most launchers allow the use of gestures.
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    Default Re: Removing Google Search widget

    Like others have said you have to replace the launcher with another one. I use Go Launcher. Also, you can still use OK Google by pressing the home button, swiping up and then saying "OK Google".

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