Can you go with out having a search button

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  1. pc747

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    droid life posted an article on the new lg device



    And we all know the nexus no longer have a search button.

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    If oems take the path of dumping the 4th button (the search button) will you have a problem with that. Do you even use the search button or is it one of those things where you really will not miss it until it is gone.

    I have the Nexus and I am doing just fine without the search button; but others wanted it back and added via soft key mod.
     
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    Honesty I've never used the search button.

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    Just give me a home and back button and im good to go i have never used the search button and very very rarely use the menu button.

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    Ive never used the search button... IMO its worthless.
     
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    The recent button for ICS is very convenient though.

    How do you rarely use the menu button? Just about every app uses it for more options/settings. I mean its not as high a priority as home and back, but without a doubt it is a necessity to have.

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    I like back, long-press back kills app, home, and menu. Learning to use recent apps button on ICS though. No need for search.

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    Never used search button so I'm cool with it.
     
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    exactly wat I was thinking lol

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    Yes i use it that way but my thinking was it could be doubled with the home key long press home would act as menu that type of thing i just didnt finish typing out my thought long press home pulls up recent apps.. i never use it but some people might not be able to go with out it so idk.. so ur right my bad.

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    I always got rid of the long search bar shortcut and used the search button instead. That long search bar was redundant. That said...I rarely used the search button. lol It was nice for phone numbers...until other manufactures started using T9 dialing. I have a G Nex for about a day, was missing the Menu button soft key when on the home screens........didnt realize the Settings button was in the notification area. Was getting a lil peeved that I was gonna have to use a Settings shortcut on one of the home screens. I'm still getting used to that.

    I would miss the Menu key more than the Search key.
     
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    I missed the menu key at first, but got used to the little one that magically appears on the right when I need it. Only time I ever hit the search button was by accident, so I'm glad its gone. I like the recent activities button...if I could only remember its there!

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