1. Amandaville's Avatar
    How do I remove the Google search bar at the top of the home page? I want to replace it with the Duck Duck Go Search Bar. Long press does nothing.

    Android 8.0

    EDITED: I am editing this post because I cannot find a way to reply within the thread. I can see B. Diddy's reply but there is no reply button for me. Only "EDIT QUESTION". I have looked over the page 10 times and refreshed it twice.

    Thanks B. Diddy. Great Idea! I installed Nova Launcher and I spent most of the afternoon learning the settings and configuration options. I love it.
    04-07-2018 06:27 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Which phone? You generally can't remove the Google search bar widget on most stock launchers, but if you can if you install a 3rd party launcher like Nova.
    04-07-2018 08:09 PM
  3. Amandaville's Avatar
    Well that's strange... After editing the original post, I now have a reply box. I've never seen this in a forum before.
    04-08-2018 08:52 AM
  4. Amandaville's Avatar
    It seems after my original post, I was redirected to:

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/ge...r.html?mn_qa=1

    But after editing the original post, I was redirected to:

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/ge...ml#post6216425

    The difference being ?mn_qa=1 at the end of the first url.

    I'm simply posting it here so someone can find the bug in the forum application and fix it.
    04-08-2018 08:58 AM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    It's not an actual bug -- it's the Ask A Question format. I'm really not sure why it comes up sometimes, but you're correct -- the way to get rid of that format is to delete that string of characters after "html".
    04-08-2018 09:31 AM
  6. kramer5150's Avatar
    I always found that search bar annoying. In 6.0 I just dragged it up and was able to remove it from my home screen.

    Curious is this a "thing" with Oreo in general?... or just the OPs setup?
    04-08-2018 01:07 PM
  7. Amandaville's Avatar
    I always found that search bar annoying. In 6.0 I just dragged it up and was able to remove it from my home screen.

    Curious is this a "thing" with Oreo in general?... or just the OPs setup?
    I think it's Oreo. I'm on a Xiaomi Mi A1 with stock Android.
    04-10-2018 09:34 PM

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