12-03-2016 12:59 AM
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  1. Davidoo's Avatar
    Is there not a way to remove the horizontal Google search bar from all, or even some of my screens? All the other widgets and items on our main screens can be long pressed and removed, but this one just opens no matter how I press it.

    It is odd because there is an option to add it as it is showing with the other widgets in the widget menu, but no way to remove it. I just find it an annoyance that you can't move it or delete it. I had the same search bar on my S3 and could delete it.
    11-03-2014 04:08 PM
  2. Javier P's Avatar
    You can do that using a third party launcher. My choice is Nova. Full of great tweaks and features even the with the free version.
    11-03-2014 04:15 PM
  3. Gekko's Avatar
    Is there not a way to remove the horizontal Google search bar from all, our even some of my screens? All the other widgets and items on our main screens can be long pressed and removed, but this one just opens no matter how I press it.

    It is odd because there is an option to add it as it is showing with the other widgets in the widget menu, but no way to remove it. I just find it an annoyance that you can't move it or delete it. I had the same search bar on my S3 and could delete it.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...launcher&hl=en
    11-03-2014 04:16 PM
  4. Davidoo's Avatar
    Just amazing how the manufacturers and carriers force us to have certain things on OUR screens and OUR devices that WE buy. Having to add an app just to remove a widget is ridiculous.
    BlueBlazer60 and pizza_pablo like this.
    11-03-2014 07:34 PM
  5. Gekko's Avatar
    Just amazing how the manufacturers and carriers force us to have certain things on OUR screens and OUR devices that WE buy. Having to add an app just to remove a widget is ridiculous.
    Blame Google. They want your search.
    matt.eskes likes this.
    11-03-2014 07:37 PM
  6. Firedogee's Avatar
    Blame Google. They want your search.
    True, searching is how they get paid!

    Sent Turbo-fast from my bulletproof 64GB Droid Turbo
    11-03-2014 09:13 PM
  7. ryanr509's Avatar
    Is there not a way to remove the horizontal Google search bar from all, or even some of my screens? All the other widgets and items on our main screens can be long pressed and removed, but this one just opens no matter how I press it.

    It is odd because there is an option to add it as it is showing with the other widgets in the widget menu, but no way to remove it. I just find it an annoyance that you can't move it or delete it. I had the same search bar on my S3 and could delete it.
    Go in to your apps and disable google search then restart your phone. It gets rid of the search bar on your home screens. The top row is still unusable for apps or widgets though.
    11-03-2014 09:22 PM
  8. Firedogee's Avatar
    Why get an Android phone if you're gonna disable Google search? It will render the Moto Voice useless.

    Sent Turbo-fast from my bulletproof 64GB Droid Turbo
    vegasdroid likes this.
    11-03-2014 09:30 PM
  9. ryanr509's Avatar
    Why get an Android phone if you're gonna disable Google search? It will render the Moto Voice useless.

    Sent Turbo-fast from my bulletproof 64GB Droid Turbo
    I never use it personally so I disable it.
    11-03-2014 10:03 PM
  10. Firedogee's Avatar
    I never use it personally so I disable it.
    (speechless)

    Sent Turbo-fast from my bulletproof 64GB Droid Turbo
    11-03-2014 10:18 PM
  11. Gekko's Avatar
    i removed it with Nova. i usually just search from the Chrome address bar. also - i used Nova to add a voice search icon opposite to my phone icon.
    dmark44 likes this.
    11-04-2014 05:41 AM
  12. PolarBear8's Avatar
    Just amazing how the manufacturers and carriers force us to have certain things on OUR screens and OUR devices that WE buy. Having to add an app just to remove a widget is ridiculous.
    Remember those manufacturers are NOT sitting around thinking "gee what would our customers really like ?". No No No they are thinking "those poor saps how can we get more out of them, from forcing dumb apps on them, to locking what we buy to carriers charging below the line."

    Seriously if you think that you deserve something from them you are dead wrong. Look around, every which way you turn someone is trying to get into your pocket and take your money. They are not out to save you money.

    Take for instance Verizon when they switched to charging for data. Their PR was "we are giving our customers what they are asking for"...... REALLY ? But hey they believe it.

    We as customers are simply a pair of pants or a purse with a wallet inside that needs help being emptied.
    PeninaD and dmark44 like this.
    11-04-2014 07:51 AM
  13. PolarBear8's Avatar
    I have the S5 and it had some baby monitor app installed. No way to disable it so I rooted and froze the sucker.

    I thought really ?
    11-04-2014 07:54 AM
  14. kisle91's Avatar
    I removed mine by long pressing the recent apps button. Then I hit settings and unchecked google search in home screen settings.
    Drew Schott likes this.
    12-18-2014 03:46 AM
  15. Allen Ford's Avatar
    On the droid turbo you go to your home screen, hold down on screen in an area with no icon. bottom of screen go to settings, cut google search off, and there you go.
    Drew Schott likes this.
    01-06-2015 07:51 PM
  16. Neriko's Avatar
    Yes. Long press on any empty space on your home screen. This should bring up two sets of menus. Click settings, and turn off "Show Google search bar on home screen"
    dmark44 likes this.
    09-13-2015 02:31 PM
  17. masondroid's Avatar
    Yes there is a way...Go to the google app in the google folder or in the app tray...Click on the google app and go to its settings. there is a slider that allows you to turn off google search bar.......If I want to do a search I can just swipe up on my home screen....


    Well I also see there is a easier way as someone already mentioned....thanks
    11-07-2015 11:56 AM
  18. matt.eskes's Avatar
    I personally like Apex Launcher.
    11-08-2015 01:27 AM
  19. Jhnewlen's Avatar
    Yes go to the app manager and disable the Google app... Boom! Google bar gone ! Hope this helped.
    04-22-2016 02:24 AM
  20. choppbobby's Avatar
    Go in to your apps and disable google search then restart your phone. It gets rid of the search bar on your home screens. The top row is still unusable for apps or widgets though.
    I do not have Google Search on my MotoE 2nd, Gen. phone.
    Bob
    05-05-2016 11:12 AM
  21. choppbobby's Avatar
    Yes there is a way...Go to the google app in the google folder or in the app tray...Click on the google app and go to its settings. there is a slider that allows you to turn off google search bar.......If I want to do a search I can just swipe up on my home screen....


    Well I also see there is a easier way as someone already mentioned....thanks
    I can not find Google search bar anywhere in my MotoE phone.
    Bob
    05-05-2016 11:17 AM
  22. Ever Willed's Avatar
    Thank you. That solution worked perfectly.
    08-19-2016 12:28 PM
  23. Lesalezza's Avatar
    Is there not a way to remove the horizontal Google search bar from all, or even some of my screens? All the other widgets and items on our main screens can be long pressed and removed, but this one just opens no matter how I press it.

    It is odd because there is an option to add it as it is showing with the other widgets in the widget menu, but no way to remove it. I just find it an annoyance that you can't move it or delete it. I had the same search bar on my S3 and could delete it.
    There is lots and lots of ways people have came up with ideas to tweak it I'm here, but THEY DO PROVIDE AN OPTION to TURN IT OFF. ������
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Long press your screen to bring up the options of wallpaper, widgets, etc.

    Select the settings icon at the bottom.

    It has a choice of turning off the Google search on the home screen.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Drove me nuts too!
    11-11-2016 01:53 PM
  24. doogald's Avatar
    There is lots and lots of ways people have came up with ideas to tweak it I'm here, but THEY DO PROVIDE AN OPTION to TURN IT OFF. ������
    Post number 15 above, posted 22 months ago, as it turns out. http://forums.androidcentral.com/mot...ml#post4166539 (For the Droid Turbo, anyway, running the stock launcher.)
    11-11-2016 02:39 PM
  25. r95945's Avatar
    I think that there are many like me that don't want to turn off Google Now or stop using Google Search. We just want to turn off the damn Google Search Bar at the top of every page. It ruins the aesthetic.
    12-02-2016 08:23 PM
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