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    Default Changing default navigation app for google now ?

    So, I've had my Moto x for about 3 days now and I love the voiceless control feature. Mostly, I use it to launch navigation when I get into my car, and I love how I can navigate without fumbling with the phone while I drive and avoid dangerous situations. The problem is that I prefer to use Waze over google maps, and I haven't figured out how to get the phone to default to using Waze instead of google maps when i tell it to navigate somewhere. You can't even tell the phone to launch waze as an app because everytime I say "waze" the phone hears "ways" and does nothing. Has anyone found out how to change the default navigation app for google now ?
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    Default Re: Changing default navigation app for google now ?

    say Navigate to "Some place" and when the navigation card show up click X and click the google maps icon on left and u have the options
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    not sure this will work but go into menu>settings>apps> and clear the defaults for google maps and google navigation. The next time you start a navigation it should ask you if you want to use google navigation or some other navigation app you have loaded on your phone.
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    Yea, it doesn't work. I've reset app defaults, and sometimes when you navigate straight out of the google now cards, you can default it to waze. But if you just tell the phone to navigate it still launches the google maps navigator. As far as I can tell there isn't a way to make it default to anything other than the google maps navigator.
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    I need help with this as well.... I bumped the wrong button on the absurdly STUPID new default app setting window that Google implemented a few releases back and now my navigation - when using Google Now - is set to Chrome....

    So, every time I say "Navigate to (insert destination)" it does a web search! I have cleared defaults in all the related apps - and, STILL can't find a way to clear Google Now's default setting!

    Note: running Android 4.4 on my Nexus 5 - Google Now is NOT listed in my apps under Settings/Apps.

    Any help would be appreciated.
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    I have not figured it out either. I prefer Scout.

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    This has frustrated me so much that I've decided to use Utter for things like opening apps and most other Google now needs. It reacts much much better and has so many options. It actually understands the difference between ways and waze. If it doesn't, you can set it up to open waze by saying anything from ways to Abracadabra

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    By the way, I just want to update this thread: I believe that since the google now update, telling my phone to "navigate to ____" Now launches waze with the address already filled in, or whatever it is im searching for automatically searched for. You still have to confirm in waze, but you CAN now launch waze using google now. You still can't say "launch waze" -- it will still recognize "launch ways" and do a simple search, but if you tell it to navigate, it will launch waze if you have it set as a default. I'm not sure how this happened, only that I've noticed it since the google now update. I think if you do a search first and click on the navigation CARD in google now, it gives you the option to chose the app and this will set your navigation default, which changes what app launches when you tell it to navigate. I'm pretty sure it wasn't like this before. Anyways, with this change and now with the new changes to voiceless texting, I'm supper happy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucidlore View Post
    By the way, I just want to update this thread: I believe that since the google now update, telling my phone to "navigate to ____" Now launches waze with the address already filled in, or whatever it is im searching for automatically searched for. You still have to confirm in waze, but you CAN now launch waze using google now. You still can't say "launch waze" -- it will still recognize "launch ways" and do a simple search, but if you tell it to navigate, it will launch waze if you have it set as a default. I'm not sure how this happened, only that I've noticed it since the google now update. I think if you do a search first and click on the navigation CARD in google now, it gives you the option to chose the app and this will set your navigation default, which changes what app launches when you tell it to navigate. I'm pretty sure it wasn't like this before. Anyways, with this change and now with the new changes to voiceless texting, I'm supper happy.
    Just checked Google Now and when tapping the navigate and it did just that.

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    Default Re: Changing default navigation app for google now ?

    If you have a default application being launched and want to change it, go to Settings>Apps.
    Find the App that is being launched (so go to google maps), then scroll down past clear data, past clear cache, then you will see "clear defaults" under the "launched by default" section.
    Click "Clear defaults" and then the next time you have google now navigate, it should once again prompt you to choose a navigation application.

    This works for any app that you have set as other defaults.
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    I heard Google owns Waze. Would be cool to easily switch between apps... Or at least set default without getting headache.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Moglen View Post
    I heard Google owns Waze.
    You heard correctly. From Wikipedia-
    Waze (pronounced as ways) is a GPS-based geographical navigation application program for smartphones with GPS support and display screens which provides turn-by-turn information and user-submitted travel times and route details, downloading location-dependent information over the mobile telephone network. It was developed by the Israeli start-up Waze Mobile, which was acquired by Google in 2013.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shaneaus View Post
    I need help with this as well.... I bumped the wrong button on the absurdly STUPID new default app setting window that Google implemented a few releases back and now my navigation - when using Google Now - is set to Chrome....

    So, every time I say "Navigate to (insert destination)" it does a web search! I have cleared defaults in all the related apps - and, STILL can't find a way to clear Google Now's default setting!

    Note: running Android 4.4 on my Nexus 5 - Google Now is NOT listed in my apps under Settings/Apps.

    Any help would be appreciated.
    I discovered if I say Drive to ....
    Instead of navigate to, I get a long list of apps including Waze.

    Google now appears to associate Waze with driving rather than navigation.
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    Default Re: Changing default navigation app for google now ?

    "Navigate to" provides only three options on Google Now - Built in Android, Built in AT&T and Google Maps.

    "Drive to" provides all Browsers, the above three, and Waze. So, I now set the default of "Drive to" to Waze and Navigate is left alone.

    Neither term recognizes Garmin Viago.

    The question remains, I think, is there a way to edit (or even add to) the default list of applications that Google Now presents for it's different commands? When you have selected one as an "always' default, is there a way to unselect it to get the default list again?
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    I believe the apps that are presented as choices when no default app had been selected is based on the declared capabilities of each app, or maybe the intents they are listening to.

    After selecting a default app for a given action, you can get the lust back again by clearing defaults for the app that is currently the default. This is done in the application manager, and clears all default actions for that app.

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