1. ulnek's Avatar
    Is there a way to disable that stupid Google thing that pops up when I hit the back button? Most of the time it pops up whenever I press the button and it prevents the button from executing and it's very bothersome and unnecessary. Now I have to press the back button several times in hopes it will actually go back instead of popping up that stupid round Google thing. Thanks.

    Motorola DROID Maxx
    11-09-2013 02:05 AM
  2. VMdoug's Avatar
    I've noticed the same thing and it is annoying. I'm not sure how to disable "swipe up" for Google Now

    Posted via Android Central App
    11-09-2013 05:04 AM
  3. brockpsu's Avatar
    Download "Google now swipe" from the app store and you can disable it

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    11-09-2013 05:21 AM
  4. Unobtanium's Avatar
    Your experiences may be different than mine. If I tap the button, I don't get the Google Now arc. If I hold the button and roll my thumb up, I get the arc. Maybe a difference in sensitivity of the buttons from phone to phone.

    Anyway, if you don't use Google Now, you can shut it off. Pull up the arc > swipe the Google Now all the way up > three vertical button dot menu on lower right > settings (to be honest, I am not sure if this disables the arc)
    jesta192 and jbeachy like this.
    11-09-2013 05:23 AM
  5. Deron Baker's Avatar
    Download "Google now swipe" from the app store and you can disable it

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    Here's the link.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...wswipedisabler

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    11-09-2013 07:15 AM
  6. vzwuser76's Avatar
    I think I know why this is happening with some people and not others. I've never had it happen until just a few minutes ago. The difference is where your finger lands when you press the back button. If it's dead on it will go back, if I press slightly above it, I get the arc. I noticed this when I rotated my phone 180 degrees (do this semi regularly to prevent the burn in of the status bar my S3 got). After I rotated the phone, my thumb pressed slightly above the button, in the space between the button and the screen. The arc popped up when I did this, so it may just be a matter of either how accurate your thumbs are, or maybe recalibrate your screen. Just an idea.
    jesta192 and jbeachy like this.
    11-09-2013 07:32 AM
  7. tpdtopcop's Avatar
    This started happening to me after i took the update?
    11-09-2013 08:52 AM
  8. doogald's Avatar
    This started happening to me after i took the update?
    That's right. The update changed the behavior.
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    11-09-2013 09:36 AM
  9. ulnek's Avatar
    Download "Google now swipe" from the app store and you can disable it

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    doesn't really fix the problem. it just replaces it with something else besides google now. it still brings up that stupid arch and still having to hit the back button multiple times. my problem is not that i'm accidentally opening google now, it's the actual bringing up of the arch when i just want to back step and when pressing the back button it brings up the arch and i have to hit the back button several times in order for me to actually back step and not get the arch instead.
    11-09-2013 07:32 PM
  10. jbeachy's Avatar
    I had never figured out that apparently erratic behavior but reading this thread has finally clarified the issue: Tapping just above the button or, as sometimes happens when I use my thumb and roll it slightly upward, or any tap that slides slightly upward, and the Google arc appears. I think it's more pronounced since the 12.15.15 update.

    Posted via Android Central App with my Droid MAXX
    11-09-2013 07:50 PM
  11. ulnek's Avatar
    I had never figured out that apparently erratic behavior but reading this thread has finally clarified the issue: Tapping just above the button or, as sometimes happens when I use my thumb and roll it slightly upward, or any tap that slides slightly upward, and the Google arc appears. I think it's more pronounced since the 12.15.15 update.

    Posted via Android Central App with my Droid MAXX
    i never knew it was there before cause it has never ever popped up for me on any of my phones until this update. i thought this was a new thing. i just want it back the way it was. it is beyond annoying!
    11-11-2013 01:48 AM
  12. doogald's Avatar
    i never knew it was there before cause it has never ever popped up for me on any of my phones until this update. i thought this was a new thing. i just want it back the way it was. it is beyond annoying!
    It is a new thing. To call up the Google Now arc in 12.7.7, you had to long-press home. Now they added the tap and slide up on any of the capacitive buttons. This is easily the most controversial part of the update - probably the only potentially annoying thing that the update changed.
    11-11-2013 09:52 AM
  13. Btravelen's Avatar
    Hmm.. I haven't had an issue with this. Mine may not be as sensitive as I can press the back button without raising the arc. I just figured out that swiping up anywhere from the bottom brings it up.. Cool..
    11-11-2013 05:56 PM
  14. epimeth's Avatar
    I recently installed AOKP on a xiaomi phone and it came with settings for the arc where I could edit/add icons to it... is there any way to add those settings to the MAXX? Swipedisabler only seems to disable/change the one swipe icon in the middle...
    11-14-2013 11:30 AM
  15. someguyatx's Avatar
    Holy old post reply ... I recently got a used MAXX and thought the buttons were defective because no matter what I hit the google now arc came up. Apparently this is a feature thanks for the info
    04-02-2015 01:43 PM
  16. Dandino's Avatar
    They are not defective. Just have to find that sweet spot not over the top of that black area (ea: not touching the actual screen area). Works great on mine
    04-17-2015 05:40 PM

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