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    Default Turning off keyboard in Google Now?

    So compared to my Nexus 7, Google Now seems almost crippled and annoying to use on my GS3.
    On the Nexus 7 when it pops up, all of your cards are instantly visible, giving you useful information.
    Yet on my GS3, when Google Now is activated, the keyboard automatically pops up, blocking the cards.
    The back button goes back to the previous screen & the only way to make the keyboard disappear is to tap the 1/4 inch space between the keyboard and the search bar.

    Has anyone been able to figure out a way to make the keyboard appear only when the search bar is selected?
    Most of the time I want to see cards when I activate Google Now, not search.
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    Default Re: Turning off keyboard in Google Now?

    I thought I was the only anal one who was aggravated by issue, lol
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    Default Re: Turning off keyboard in Google Now?

    How do you get into Google Now? If your tapping on the search bar to get into it, then it thinks you want to search something therefore the keyboard pops up. I use Nova Launcher and I have set to swipe up to activate Google Now and no keyboard appears for me..
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    Where is the "swipe up to activate" feature?
    As far as launching google now, I just long press the button to the left of the physical home button. Up comes google now, with the keyboard.
    But then again, I'm rooted using a WS ROM. Not sure if that part has anything to do with it.
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    I'm using Swiftkey 3 and my keyboard pops up if i long press the menu button or use the search bar. If I use the app icon for Google, the keyboard does not pop up.
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    Default Re: Turning off keyboard in Google Now?

    Quote Originally Posted by dad2noah View Post
    Where is the "swipe up to activate" feature?
    As far as launching google now, I just long press the button to the left of the physical home button. Up comes google now, with the keyboard.
    But then again, I'm rooted using a WS ROM. Not sure if that part has anything to do with it.
    Correct, the long press on the menu button is search. So of course it brings up the keyboard. Look for Google in the app drawer. You can make a shortcut on your home screen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe113 View Post
    How do you get into Google Now? If your tapping on the search bar to get into it, then it thinks you want to search something therefore the keyboard pops up. I use Nova Launcher and I have set to swipe up to activate Google Now and no keyboard appears for me..
    Exactly right. This is a great feature of Nova Launcher; you can place up to 5 icons on your lock screen, and change them whenever you want. Love it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrappedOn View Post
    So compared to my Nexus 7, Google Now seems almost crippled and annoying to use on my GS3.
    On the Nexus 7 when it pops up, all of your cards are instantly visible, giving you useful information.
    Yet on my GS3, when Google Now is activated, the keyboard automatically pops up, blocking the cards.
    The back button goes back to the previous screen & the only way to make the keyboard disappear is to tap the 1/4 inch space between the keyboard and the search bar.

    Has anyone been able to figure out a way to make the keyboard appear only when the search bar is selected?
    Most of the time I want to see cards when I activate Google Now, not search.
    To access Google Now without the keyboard automatically appearing just swipe up from the bottom of your screen.
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    Default Re: Turning off keyboard in Google Now?

    I'm opposite as the op. I wish Google now would start with the keyboard out and ready for search.

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