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How to get the Google search bar back on the Main Home Screen?

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How to get the Google search bar back on the Main Home Screen?

Hi Folks,

 

I removed the Google search bar from the main Home Screen and now I can´t get it back. I can add it as a normal widget on every homescreen, but not at the top point of the main Home Screen, where it was before. I remember, that there was a notification where to activate it again, but I don´t find it anymore. Thanks for your help!

 

Device: Z3 Compact

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Re: How to get the Google search bar back on the Main Home Screen?

There's no need to reset the entire phone, you only need to reset the home screen to default settings. You can do that from Settings -> Apps -> All -> Xperia Home -> Clear data -> OK.

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Re: How to get the Google search bar back on the Main Home Screen?

Long tap on the home screen then when a box appears select Widgets then scroll through them and when you find it simply tap on it

For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.   Richard P. Feynman



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Re: How to get the Google search bar back on the Main Home Screen?

Sorry, maybe I was not clear enough. I do not mean the standard widget. That would work totally fine, as I have mentioned (and your descriptions says). But my Z3 Compact had this widget (a bit smaller in size, if I remember correctly) on top of the main Home Screen. And that area is not accessable with the normal widget.

The notification box - which I needed to untick - told me how to get it back up there. But I can´t find it anymore. Thanks, Thommo!

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Re: How to get the Google search bar back on the Main Home Screen?

A Picture may help. I mean the widget marked as 1. I can´t get it back up there. Instead the dots marked as 2. are now on the top.

 

z3chs.png

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Re: How to get the Google search bar back on the Main Home Screen?

Before I can see your image a Moderator needs to authorise it - So if you could host the image and post the link to it then I'll be able to see what you mean

For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.   Richard P. Feynman



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Re: How to get the Google search bar back on the Main Home Screen?

You can try to use google launcher and see how it is.



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Re: How to get the Google search bar back on the Main Home Screen?

@Thommo: if it is not visible yet: http://imgur.com/qRrdGsN

 

@alexdon: The Google Launcher would replace the Experia launcher? I just want it back as it was before. I guess, there must be a way.

 

Thank you!

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Re: How to get the Google search bar back on the Main Home Screen?

I know that with the google launcher you should get it there.I do not know why if you add a widget it won't go up there.



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Re: How to get the Google search bar back on the Main Home Screen?

I've got the same problem, been searching around the web and my Z3c but can't find how to do it.

 

All I want is to put the Google search bar back at the top of the screen where it appears on every page.  It is not the widget!  That takes up space on the main page area. The search bar I want back is right at the top of the page, it appears in most of the promo pictures of the Z3c

 

Please help this is so frustrating! Thanks 

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Re: How to get the Google search bar back on the Main Home Screen?

Hi Alastair,

 

how did you remove the search bar in the first place? Long tap and then unticking the box? Did you remember by any chance, what the text box said?

I didn´t try the google now launcher yet, as proposed by alexdon. But that sounds more like a replacement of the Xperia Launcher rather than a solution to our problem.

 

Cheers