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    Default Missing the Voice Search button? Here's the fix!!

    Alright people. I have figured out the trick to finally add a voice search shortcut that you can add to the menu bar and always have it on every screen.

    1) Download this https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....quickshortcut

    Missing the Voice Search button?  Here's the fix!!-uploadfromtaptalk1338485239947.jpg

    2) open the app

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    3) type voice and select the highlighted activity that ends with RecognitionActivity

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    4) add the new shortcut to the menu bar

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    5) Enjoy your new voice search shortcut

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    Default Re: Missing the Voice Search button? Here's the fix!!

    Good find. Made one for voice search and text search. Not an exact replacement for the hardware search button but usable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NicksGarage View Post
    Good find. Made one for voice search and text search. Not an exact replacement for the hardware search button but usable.
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    You still have to go back to the homescreen which is an extra step.
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    Default Re: Missing the Voice Search button? Here's the fix!!

    Thanks for the tip, but...

    So I downloaded it, and added it to my menu bar. 1) When you say on every screen, you are referring to every panel, correct? 2) Are you getting a pop up box (Voice Search 3.0.1 with tutorial, help center, and send feedback info)? This would seem to be annoying after a while. I thought it would display Google voice like the microphone icon on the Google search bar?
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    Quote Originally Posted by a22matic View Post
    Thanks for the tip, but...

    So I downloaded it, and added it to my menu bar. 1) When you say on every screen, you are referring to every panel, correct? 2) Are you getting a pop up box (Voice Search 3.0.1 with tutorial, help center, and send feedback info)? This would seem to be annoying after a while. I thought it would display Google voice like the microphone icon on the Google search bar?
    Is there a way to get rid of the tutorial, help center, and send feedback info?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamliner View Post
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    You still have to go back to the homescreen which is an extra step.


    Are you sure about that?

    Edit: disregard. You are correct.
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    Quote Originally Posted by a22matic View Post
    Thanks for the tip, but...

    So I downloaded it, and added it to my menu bar. 1) When you say on every screen, you are referring to every panel, correct? 2) Are you getting a pop up box (Voice Search 3.0.1 with tutorial, help center, and send feedback info)? This would seem to be annoying after a while. I thought it would display Google voice like the microphone icon on the Google search bar?
    I did mean every panel. Not surely why you are getting the popup. I'm not

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamliner View Post
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    You still have to go back to the homescreen which is an extra step.
    I guess this is as close as it might get without a dedicated button.

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    Quote Originally Posted by a22matic View Post
    Thanks for the tip, but...

    So I downloaded it, and added it to my menu bar. 1) When you say on every screen, you are referring to every panel, correct? 2) Are you getting a pop up box (Voice Search 3.0.1 with tutorial, help center, and send feedback info)? This would seem to be annoying after a while. I thought it would display Google voice like the microphone icon on the Google search bar?
    Did you click on the second voice search that ended in "RecognitionActivity"? It sounds like you created the shortcut to "HelpActivity".

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    Default Re: Missing the Voice Search button? Here's the fix!!

    This is *THE* best solution to the problem. That app is fantastic. No adware, no special perms! And your screenshots are very helpful. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by crxssi View Post
    This is *THE* best solution to the problem. That app is fantastic. No adware, no special perms! And your screenshots are very helpful. Thanks!
    The best solution would be to get every EVO LTE and Galaxy Nexus owner to email Google and tell them to bring back for buttons.... Lol.

    Google really screwed up going to 3 buttons. It's so stupid.
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    Default Re: Missing the Voice Search button? Here's the fix!!

    You're the man, well done!
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    What Abbott people who like the buttons... Just saying

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamliner View Post
    The best solution would be to get every EVO LTE and Galaxy Nexus owner to email Google and tell them to bring back for buttons.... Lol.

    Google really screwed up going to 3 buttons. It's so stupid.
    Google??? Last time I checked the manufacturer of my phone was HTC. Google's solution is to put all the buttons on the screen. HTC's solution was to give you 3 HW buttons on the phone and put one button on the screen (the menu button). I, personally, think that getting rid of the menu button was a mistake cuz I hate the wasted screen space that the on-screen menu button takes up. If you're gonna have one button on the screen, might as well have all the button on the screen. What's the point of 3 HW buttons and one on-screen button? Silly if you ask me...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mercury81 View Post
    What Abbott people who like the buttons... Just saying

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    At least you get 3 instead of 0? If that doesn't work for you then another phone (with all the buttons) may be the answer you are looking for...
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    Quote Originally Posted by cloak.n.dagger View Post
    Google??? Last time I checked the manufacturer of my phone was HTC. Google's solution is to put all the buttons on the screen. HTC's solution was to give you 3 HW buttons on the phone and put one button on the screen (the menu button). I, personally, think that getting rid of the menu button was a mistake cuz I hate the wasted screen space that the on-screen menu button takes up. If you're gonna have one button on the screen, might as well have all the button on the screen. What's the point of 3 HW buttons and one on-screen button? Silly if you ask me...
    I am not a big fan of on screen buttons as it takes up screen real estate, but looking at how HTC has implemented the buttons, I would've perfered the on screen layout like the Galaxy Nexus. There is a software mod that allows the 4 buttons on the Galaxy Gexus, which would have been nice.
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    Default Re: Missing the Voice Search button? Here's the fix!!

    didn't know where the shortcut was and now i have 6 of them, how do i delete them. i touch/hold the icon for a few seconds and a box pops up to delete but goes away when i take my finger off it. I don't need six of the same microphone icon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yakfshr1 View Post
    didn't know where the shortcut was and now i have 6 of them, how do i delete them. i touch/hold the icon for a few seconds and a box pops up to delete but goes away when i take my finger off it. I don't need six of the same microphone icon.
    You have to drag it to the upper right side of the screen over "REMOVE"

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvoTastic View Post
    Did you click on the second voice search that ended in "RecognitionActivity"? It sounds like you created the shortcut to "HelpActivity".

    Sent from my NEW Evo 4G LTE... wait.... I have LTE?? Not yet?!? BLAST!!!
    You are correct sir. It created the shortcut on another panel, & once I found it, I was good to go. I also created one for google search. Thx for your tips!
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    You can also use this app to create a shortcut to launch SoundHound independent of HTC's music/FM radio apps.

    Search "sound" and select the action ending in ".view.SoundHound"

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    Default Re: Missing the Voice Search button? Here's the fix!!

    I've actually gotten quite used to just hitting home and using the search widget.

    It adds one additional button press from previous phones, but when you factor in you are long pressing the search button, comes out to about the same time wise.
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    I would say the Best solution would be a voice search button, since we don't have one this is the next best thing, half press your camera button, must be rooted, check it out.

    Better yet you can get your settings capacitive button back as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvoTastic View Post
    Alright people. I have figured out the trick to finally add a voice search shortcut that you can add to the menu bar and always have it on every screen.

    1) Download this https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....quickshortcut

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    2) open the app

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    3) type voice and select the highlighted activity that ends with RecognitionActivity

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    4) add the new shortcut to the menu bar

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    5) Enjoy your new voice search shortcut

    Sent from my ALL NEW HTC Evo 4G LTE!!
    Thank you! That was very helpful!
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    Good find.
    I used it for the voice search and also Downloads.

    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by DougB541 View Post
    I've actually gotten quite used to just hitting home and using the search widget.

    It adds one additional button press from previous phones, but when you factor in you are long pressing the search button, comes out to about the same time wise.
    All you have to do is drag it to bottom of task bar.

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