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  1. Beerbon's Avatar
    So I woke up this morning and noticed the Google search widget had changed itself from a smoke colored transparent look to a solid white look. I've done nothing that would alter this and I don't even think it can be changed by the user. What in the world? Did it update itself and this is part of the update? It looks horrific.
    01-13-2015 04:57 PM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums. I think it was part of an update. I don't have the search bar on any of my honescreens, so I never noticed.
    01-13-2015 05:01 PM
  3. AZgl1500's Avatar
    I looked at both widgets on my phone and they are still grey...

    but, I have AutoUpdates turned OFF....

    if ain't broke, don't be fixing it.... turn updates off.
    01-13-2015 05:13 PM
  4. Beerbon's Avatar
    After looking at the application on Google Play, it has become apparent that it was indeed part of an update. Something else that became evident to me: the thing is constantly listening under the guise of listening for the term, "OK, Google." Apparently it was always doing this even before the update, the update just made it obvious to me. Ridiculous.

    Turned off auto updates as per recommendation.
    01-13-2015 07:18 PM
  5. BadBoyBri's Avatar
    I noticed the same thing! I have a GS5. I changed the Google Search Bar to the translucent search bar, so I could see my wallpaper. But the "Ok Google" part has ALWAYS been there. The existing widgets on phone look like they're translucent, but when you put them on the wallpaper, you will see it's white.

    Turning off Auto-Updates doesnt help now, cause the DAMAGE is ALREADY Done!! :-(

    Does anyone know how to change the color, or download a new widget? I've tried to call Google, but can't get through.

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    02-07-2015 08:26 AM
  6. joshua krempasky's Avatar
    If you use a custom launcher, like Nova Launcher, you have the option to change that search bar style anywhere between gingerbread and lolipop as far as I know. It is available in the free version as well.

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    02-07-2015 08:35 AM
  7. BadBoyBri's Avatar
    No, I'm using factory installed software. I haven't done anything Geeky at all! I dont remember EXACTLY what I did, but it was Very Simple. I also changed the search bars on my two Galaxy Tab 3's, and they're still the same. The Google Search Bar is just an outline of a clear rectangle.

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    02-07-2015 08:42 AM
  8. li2327's Avatar
    My search bar has gone back to being transparent instead of solid white. Did anyone else's go back to the previous shade?

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    03-31-2015 09:41 PM
  9. RoomTenONine's Avatar
    My search bar has gone back to being transparent instead of solid white. Did anyone else's go back to the previous shade?

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    Mine did too. What launcher do you use?
    04-01-2015 05:49 PM

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