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    Default Double press of home button to launch Google Voice Search?

    Is it possible to configure Galaxy S4 such that double-pressing the home button launches google now's voice search instead of S-Voice?

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    Default Re: Double press of home button to launch Google Voice Search?

    An app called Home 2 shortcut. It's on the play store. Make sure to disable S Voice as well. Google a how to use if the app gives you any issues.

    Quote Originally Posted by oshogg View Post
    Is it possible to configure Galaxy S4 such that double-pressing the home button launches google now's voice search instead of S-Voice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Statusnone View Post
    An app called Home 2 shortcut. It's on the play store. Make sure to disable S Voice as well. Google a how to use if the app gives you any issues.
    Thanks for the pointer.

    Does this require root? This didn't work for me. I disabled S Voice and then installed home 2 shortcut. Programmed the double home button press to open "Voice Search" - but the google now voice search doesn't open. It always opens the Voice actions (which starts with "Say Call followed by name or number...").

    Is there any way to make it open the google now voice search?

    Thanks,
    Osho
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    Default Re: Double press of home button to launch Google Voice Search?

    Quote Originally Posted by oshogg View Post
    Thanks for the pointer.

    Does this require root? This didn't work for me. I disabled S Voice and then installed home 2 shortcut. Programmed the double home button press to open "Voice Search" - but the google now voice search doesn't open. It always opens the Voice actions (which starts with "Say Call followed by name or number...").

    Is there any way to make it open the google now voice search?

    Thanks,
    Osho
    Make sure Home 2 Shortcut is your launcher when you close the app out, like the instructions say. I'm completely stock and mine works fine. Maybe try reinstalling or rebooting.

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    Default Re: Double press of home button to launch Google Voice Search?

    Quote Originally Posted by Statusnone View Post
    Make sure Home 2 Shortcut is your launcher when you close the app out, like the instructions say. I'm completely stock and mine works fine. Maybe try reinstalling or rebooting.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337
    Thanks for the detailed instructions with screenshots. I did the exact same thing - step by step. Unfortunately, it didn't work for me.

    Thanks,
    Osho
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    Default Re: Double press of home button to launch Google Voice Search?

    work perfectly, thanks for the screen shots. oshogg, go into settings, more, application manager, all, find your launcher (default is TouchWiz home) and clear defaults. Then try the steps again, it works!
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    Default Re: Double press of home button to launch Google Voice Search?

    Worked like a champ! Thanks for the tips and screenshots!
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    Default Re: Double press of home button to launch Google Voice Search?

    App works, double tap opened Google Now like a champ. BUT, since you have to assign Home2 as the launcher, clicking home button just once now opens the Home2 app and doesn't perform the 'normal' Touchwiz function....i wish there was a way around that.
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    Default Re: Double press of home button to launch Google Voice Search?

    Quote Originally Posted by dustinfrank View Post
    App works, double tap opened Google Now like a champ. BUT, since you have to assign Home2 as the launcher, clicking home button just once now opens the Home2 app and doesn't perform the 'normal' Touchwiz function....i wish there was a way around that.
    This never happened for me with the app. Choosing Home2 as the launcher just makes it so its always running if I'm not mistaken. I think in the settings you literally have to choose touchwiz as an option. It may be the only step I didn't take a screenshot of. If I had my phone close by, I'd take a look for you.

    Try going through the settings one more time and make sure touchwiz is selected when it opportunity presents itself.

    Edit: here's the setting I was talking about which should prevent that.
    Last edited by Statusnone; 05-26-2013 at 10:25 AM.
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    Default Re: Double press of home button to launch Google Voice Search?

    Glad it's working for everyone else... when I double-tap the home key, it opens up this dark gray screen then closes it again. That's all. Any suggestions?
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    Lightbulb Re: Double press of home button to launch Google Voice Search?

    For some reason, if you don't uncheck the double home-press option in the s voice app before you disable it, the system will still try to direct you to the app when you double-press the home button, then fail with a gray screen flashing up briefly.

    What you need to do to correct this is re-enable s voice (it's at the very bottom of the list of apps now that it's disabled), go into s voice and hit your menu button, then uncheck the option relating to double-clicking the home button, disable s voice again and then you should be fine.

    If it still doesn't work, I'd uninstall, then reinstall the home 2 shortcut app. Hope this helps!
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    Did both of those already. No luck.
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    Hmm. I dunno. I'd uninstall home 2 shortcut, re-enable s voice, then start over from the beginning, that way you can be sure you didn't miss any steps :-/
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    Default Re: Double press of home button to launch Google Voice Search?

    Yeah, I figured I'd try it again too. Nothin'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Statusnone View Post
    An app called Home 2 shortcut. It's on the play store. Make sure to disable S Voice as well. Google a how to use if the app gives you any issues.
    Thank you so much. Just disabled svoice and it works great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Statusnone View Post
    An app called Home 2 shortcut. It's on the play store. Make sure to disable S Voice as well. Google a how to use if the app gives you any issues.
    Thank you so much. I couldn't get this to work when I had it working previously. The disabling of S Voice did the trick, Once again, THANK YOU! No idea why this isn't stock.....
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    Default Re: Double press of home button to launch Google Voice Search?

    Try swipepad. You won't want to double tap home key any more. Seriously, quick access to as many things as you want. Even the free version is great...Try it.

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    Default Re: Double press of home button to launch Google Voice Search?

    Dude that was it! I had to disable S Voice double tap home for home2 shortcut to work.
    It was working fine on my Galaxy S4 (active) for a while, but then yesterday I just reset it and it wasn't working. I mustve disabled s voice the first time and not realized that was related.
    thanks!
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    Default Re: Double press of home button to launch Google Voice Search?

    Welcome to the forums eatsleeplaxsoccer!

    I'm glad you got it fixed. 👍😀

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    Default Re: Double press of home button to launch Google Voice Search?

    In case this helps anyone, it appears that if the Nova Launcher is installed (even if not being used), it conflicts with the Home2 Shortcut functionality.

    I just got the Android 4.4.2 Kit Kat update on my Sprint Galaxy Note 3. Everything seems to be working ok except the Home2 Shortcut.
    Coincidentally, I had also installed the Nova Launcher soon after the update. Although I decided to stick with TouchWiz, I didn't un-install the Nova Launcher app. I later found that even if not active, the Nova Launcher being present will not allow the Home2 Shortcut to work.

    Uninstalling the Nova Launcher fixed the Home2 Shortcut app for me.
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    Default Re: Double press of home button to launch Google Voice Search?

    I just got KitKat 4.4.2 on my GS4. Lets see what it brings.

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    Default Re: Double press of home button to launch Google Voice Search?

    I was able to get this done using nova
    1. Disabled S Voice
    2. opened nova setting
    3. go into gestures and buttons
    4. Select voice search as your home button.


    Now double tap home and you got it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dsmoother View Post
    I was able to get this done using nova
    1. Disabled S Voice
    2. opened nova setting
    3. go into gestures and buttons
    4. Select voice search as your home button.


    Now double tap home and you got it.
    Welcome to the forums and thanks for sharing. 🙋

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    Quote Originally Posted by Statusnone View Post
    An app called Home 2 shortcut. It's on the play store. Make sure to disable S Voice as well. Google a how to use if the app gives you any issues.
    Home2 Shortcut was working perfectly on my Galaxy Note 3 (T-Mobile). Yesterday I got the update to Kit Kat, and Home2 is no longer working. I have tried everything I can think of to get it to work. Anyone have a suggestion?
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    Default Re: Double press of home button to launch Google Voice Search?

    Quote Originally Posted by John Tortorici View Post
    Home2 Shortcut was working perfectly on my Galaxy Note 3 (T-Mobile). Yesterday I got the update to Kit Kat, and Home2 is no longer working. I have tried everything I can think of to get it to work. Anyone have a suggestion?
    Have you updated the app yet?
    You might want to email the dev of said app to let him know.

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