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    Assigning app to search hardware button?

    Using a Droid with Froyo Bugless Beast 0.4. Wondering if the gesture search app (or other apps) could be assigned to the search button in the lower right corner? I'm interested in hitting the button and have the app open. Any suggestions or thoughts?
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    [edit]Just noticed this was for the search single press, not long press. That's a different story, sorry.[/edit]

    In order for an app to appear when you long press the search button it must have an intent filter like:
    Code:
                <intent-filter>
                    <action android:name="android.intent.action.SEARCH_LONG_PRESS" />
                    <category android:name="android.intent.category.DEFAULT" />
                </intent-filter>
    in the AndroidManifest.xml

    If you're interested in doing it yourself then I imagine if you just modding the Gesture search application and added this it would work. Alternatively it would be straight forward to write a program that has that intent filter and launches the program of choice (either hardcoded or cooler would be to have the user able to choose the application the first time it's used).

    If you want however I can quickly throw together an app hard coded for Gesture Search and post the APK and the source.
    Last edited by kevin@teslacoilsw; 07-02-2010 at 07:42 AM.
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    that would be awesome
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    I give you GestureLongSearch!

    APK File
    http://teslacoilsw.com/android_misc/...LongSearch.apk

    Source Code
    http://teslacoilsw.com/android_misc/...Search_src.zip

    There's no launcher for it. Just long press search and you'll be able to select it.

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