1. T_Squared's Avatar
    This came up just yesterday, is anyone else seeing this on their Pixel?

    Pixel 2 XL, running stock launcher, "Search web and apps" continually shows on home screen in Google bar.

    Force closed Google app, restarted phone, nothing yet has been able to clear text.

    Any thoughts, suggestions? Is anyone else seeing this on their devices?

    Thanks!
    Attached Thumbnails Odd text in search bar?-31195.jpg  
    12-15-2017 07:12 AM
  2. darthvader1234's Avatar
    This came up just yesterday, is anyone else seeing this on their Pixel?

    Pixel 2 XL, running stock launcher, "Search web and apps" continually shows on home screen in Google bar.

    Force closed Google app, restarted phone, nothing yet has been able to clear text.

    Any thoughts, suggestions? Is anyone else seeing this on their devices?

    Thanks!
    Yeah, I have it too, sucks! But mine shows "Search."
    12-15-2017 08:11 AM
  3. osubeavs728's Avatar
    seems like it's an A/B that Google is doing with users to see how they want to lay it out. you can't remove it
    12-15-2017 09:03 AM
  4. sixty_four's Avatar
    I noticed this last evening and was ready to retract my defense of the docked search bar. The "Search apps and web..." text was still there this morning but disappeared after clicking on the search bar. I hope it doesn't reappear.
    12-15-2017 09:06 AM
  5. osubeavs728's Avatar
    I noticed this last evening and was ready to retract my defense of the docked search bar. The "Search apps and web..." text was still there this morning but disappeared after clicking on the search bar. I hope it doesn't reappear.
    Same, now mine just says "Search..."
    12-15-2017 09:52 AM
  6. Ca_lvn's Avatar
    That only shows if I expand the search bar when its in dock position nothing shows
    12-15-2017 10:06 AM
  7. bigrobi24's Avatar
    Mine says "Search" now and it popped up after installing 8.1.
    12-15-2017 01:06 PM
  8. T_Squared's Avatar
    Update: mine continues to show even after tapping and typing something into search. fades in and out as I expand the app drawer. definitely not a glitch, it is there on purpose, but I don't understand why.
    12-15-2017 02:18 PM
  9. bigrobi24's Avatar
    Update: mine continues to show even after tapping and typing something into search. fades in and out as I expand the app drawer. definitely not a glitch, it is there on purpose, but I don't understand why.
    Are you on 8.1? Mine showed this text after updating to 8.1 so I'm assuming it is a new "feature".
    12-15-2017 02:47 PM
  10. PowrDroid's Avatar
    Two words: Nova Launcher Prime
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    12-15-2017 03:37 PM
  11. Ca_lvn's Avatar
    8.1
    12-15-2017 04:56 PM
  12. T_Squared's Avatar
    yes I am currently on 8.1
    12-15-2017 05:57 PM
  13. DMP89145's Avatar
    Google is trying this text thing out with a sample of users... I don't have it on my phone... But they're just looking for feedback...
    12-15-2017 06:35 PM
  14. N4Newbie's Avatar
    Mine (currently, anyway) says "Search...".

    But my question to all is, so what? Why does there seem to be such an uproar over this issue?
    12-16-2017 08:44 AM
  15. osubeavs728's Avatar
    Mine (currently, anyway) says "Search...".

    But my question to all is, so what? Why does there seem to be such an uproar over this issue?
    Who knows. I don't see it as a bug deal, as I don't even notice it.
    12-16-2017 09:14 AM
  16. Orion78's Avatar
    I'm on Nova launcher so I don't see it. Yeah it will be adjusted on the next update.
    12-16-2017 09:30 AM
  17. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I don't have it but it wouldn't bother me
    12-16-2017 09:32 AM
  18. I Can Be Your Hero's Avatar
    Yeah Google are testing this.

    I don't mind it. Obviously to us, we don't need to be told it's the search bar, but for the general public, it might be useful to them.
    12-16-2017 09:32 AM
  19. sangs's Avatar
    Two words: Nova Launcher Prime
    Two words?
    mchockeyvette27 and DMP89145 like this.
    12-16-2017 12:57 PM
  20. T_Squared's Avatar
    My apologies for coming across as complaining, this was not my intent. I was simply wondering if others were seeing the same.

    Thanks to all for their input!
    12-17-2017 03:24 PM

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