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  1. timrock

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    I had this phone since launch. Recently, my screen cracked so i just got my replacement today (new phone, not a refurb) and im noticing some strange things.

    1 - The google search widget cant be removed from the home screen?
    2 - ADW will not stay as my default launcher. Everytime i press the home button, i get the default screen. And when i go to apps, ADW is running. and Clear Deafaults is not an option
    3 - Where is my menu key?
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    has it always been like this?
     
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    1. The Google search widget can't be removed on stock ROM, at least I haven't found a way or heard of one.
    2. Check your settings
    3. that circle with the 6 dots in it is the app drawer key, not really sure what you mean by menu key.

    Yes it's always been like that.
     
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    1 - ok thanks. i just didnt remember
    2 - what am i looking for in settings
    3 - i meant the menu button to access my settings.
     
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    You sure you had a Nexus before? Lol. There is no "menu button". You can access settings by pulling down the notification bar and clicking the settings icon.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk
     
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    lol, yeah im sure. i just dont remember how it was the day i go it. I think i just immediately installed ADW and didnt bother to look at the default screen. But now that ADW wont stay as my default, i guess im just discovering these things now.
     
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    all good answers and i would add that the in-app settings will come up as 3 little dots
     
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    To disable the Google search bar go to Settings>Applications> All Applications, then scroll down to Google Search and disable the app by selecting it and pressing disable.

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    I didn't even know that, I've grown used to it though and it never got in my way. Not seeing it there would seem like too much space to me :D
     
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    It bothers some people but you can't use the screen space as another row for apps.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk
     
  10. timrock

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    thanks for this.
     
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    Yep, I like how the Google search bar takes up some of that dead space!
     
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    Yea I prefer Nova Launcher which has the option to truly turn off and utilize the space where the Google Search thingy is on the default launcher :biggrin: