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    For those who prefer Google over Bing, here's how to reassign the search button to open Google search
    1. Open IE. Go to settings > advance settings. Set default search to Google
    2. Go to region settings of the phone, set 'search language' to Russian



    Now pressing search button will open Google search.

    P.S This isn't a thread to about Google. Some of us love our Windows Phone but prefer using Google search.
    Last edited by Dave Blake; 01-04-2014 at 07:45 AM.
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    I don't have an option to change the default search on my phone, or at least if I do I can't find it.
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    Brilliant. Thanks for this. Works a dream.
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    Ok so it just loads the web page cheers good info for those that want it
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottcraft View Post
    I don't have an option to change the default search on my phone, or at least if I do I can't find it.
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    I do not have any such option above "manage storage".

    Lumia 810
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    I don't have that option. I've got a Verizon 8X. I'll post a screenshot later.
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    Me neither! I realllyy wanted this option but it isn't with me on Rogers Canada :'(
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    Also, for the search button trick, sign in and it'll put you to the language your Google Account is set to automatically.
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    worked for me thanks
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    Guessing this is only for Lumias.
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    Quote Originally Posted by failed1234 View Post
    Guessing this is only for Lumias.
    Sent from my HTC 8x using Board Express
    I had an 822 prior to the 8X and I don't believe it had that option either. Not a big deal for me, I don't mind Bing at all, but it would be nice to be able to change it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammered Pizza View Post
    Also, for the search button trick, sign in and it'll put you to the language your Google Account is set to automatically.
    I almost understood what you meant with that sentence. At the moment I've got my Nokia Help+Tips in Russian because I changed from the search button from Bing to Google as described above. OK, I can understand Russian, but it gives me a headache. Is there any way I can have my cake and eat it too, i.e. have the search button set to Google without having my browser and search language set to Russian?

    Lumia 720

    Thanks for any advice you can give me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTheYid View Post
    Ok so it just loads the web page cheers good info for those that want it
    Bearing in mind that there's no decent Google app for Nokia Lumia, it's great having Google available on the search button. And of course it opens the webpage - what else would you expect it to do? It's a shortcut, not an app
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    Looks like this on my Ascend W1

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    any ideas on how to turn the search button off completely? it gets triggered (especially in the middle of games)
    when i need to search i can do so from the browser
    i think search should have been implemented as long press , like speech recognition
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    This option isn't on any of the newer high end devices such as the 928. They do not want you to use Google.
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    Worked for me, 920 Rogers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KrightonX View Post
    This option isn't on any of the newer high end devices such as the 928. They do not want you to use Google.
    Not specific to the Lumia 928. It's actually Verizon. All WP8 phones on Verizon have had this feature removed. Verizon does not let you use anything other then Bing.
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    this is available by region and/or carrier.
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    Sign in to Gmail
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    Quote Originally Posted by awkm View Post
    Looks like this on my Ascend W1

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    Tap "advanced settings" and scroll down on the advanced settings page; you'll probably see it there. That's where it is on my L920.

    (Not that I'm switching to Google, I just wanted to see if the option was on my device.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottcraft View Post
    I don't have that option. I've got a Verizon 8X. I'll post a screenshot later.
    See if it's under "advanced settings" on the I.E. settings screen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iamtim View Post
    See if it's under "advanced settings" on the I.E. settings screen.
    It's up to the carriers to allow or not allow. the only Verizon phone that has it now is the Lumia 928 with GDR2 (was not there in GDR1). Looks like Verizon made the call to allow it going forward, so expect to see it with the GDR2 updates for the 8x, 822 and ATIV Odyssey (if anyone owns it).
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    Quote Originally Posted by iamtim View Post
    See if it's under "advanced settings" on the I.E. settings screen.
    At the time I made that post I didn't have it under advanced settings if I'm remembering correctly. I'm not using my 8X now, but if I remember I'll double check next time I turn it on.
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