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Does anyone know how to remove the Google Search widget from home screen?
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My Moto's off right now, but.. usually you tap+hold onto the widget, and after 2-3 seconds you can drag it to the top of the screen to the "X" where it will be deleted.
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Correct me if i'm wrong but isn't the google search widget not removable by dragging into trash? For the search widget I think you have to Go to settings > apps > all > Google search and tap disable.
However I'm pretty sure you don't get extra screen space.
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I did that also David. It's weird because after doing what you just said, I went back to home page and it was still there. So I pressed on it and it went to search mode, as though I did not even disable it.
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Sorry Daniel I referred to you as David. So Daniel do you think it's NOT removable?
I tried looking this up in a forum, but it seems the Moto G is still to new, at this time.
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That's what I thought David. I cleaned everything else of all the pages, Except the Google widget.
I press and hold the widget. The white Google print turns blue and nothing. No x shows up to drag it too. Could not find solution in PDF manual.
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It's not a Widget - it's part of the Launcher so you can't remove it.
If you don't want it there, try another Launcher like Nova.
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So that explains it then. I had thought it was widget because the same icon appears in the widget part of the phone.
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I'm using Next 3D launcher, no Google search.
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I will second Nova.
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Your rite guys. Downloaded Nova, was able to remove Google Launcher. I have more home screen surface now, without the Google obstruction. The phone looks totally different now. Makes HUGE difference when I put gallery pics on home screen now.
Thank you guys for Nova. AND thanks to everyone else for the help and suggestions.
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Thank you all.

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