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  1. ammarmalik2011's Avatar
    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 06:45 AM.
    02-17-2013 11:53 AM
  2. scottcraft's Avatar
    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.
    02-17-2013 11:56 AM
  3. CuratedGaming's Avatar
    Brilliant. Thanks for this. Works a dream.
    02-17-2013 12:05 PM
  4. MikeTheYid's Avatar
    Ok so it just loads the web page cheers good info for those that want it
    02-17-2013 12:08 PM
  5. ammarmalik2011's Avatar
    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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    02-17-2013 12:15 PM
  6. KorJax's Avatar
    I do not have any such option above "manage storage".

    Lumia 810
    02-17-2013 12:25 PM
  7. scottcraft's Avatar
    I don't have that option. I've got a Verizon 8X. I'll post a screenshot later.
    02-17-2013 12:28 PM
  8. WhippedKream's Avatar
    Me neither! I realllyy wanted this option but it isn't with me on Rogers Canada :'(
    02-17-2013 12:36 PM
  9. Hammered Pizza's Avatar
    Also, for the search button trick, sign in and it'll put you to the language your Google Account is set to automatically.
    02-17-2013 01:26 PM
  10. bozza72's Avatar
    worked for me thanks
    02-17-2013 03:25 PM
  11. failed1234's Avatar
    Guessing this is only for Lumias.
    Sent from my HTC 8x using Board Express
    02-17-2013 03:27 PM
  12. scottcraft's Avatar
    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.
    02-17-2013 03:31 PM
  13. delaPau's Avatar
    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!
    07-15-2013 04:39 AM
  14. delaPau's Avatar
    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
    07-15-2013 04:42 AM
  15. awkm's Avatar
    Looks like this on my Ascend W1

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    07-15-2013 11:13 AM
  16. Fred P's Avatar
    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
    07-15-2013 03:03 PM
  17. KrightonX's Avatar
    This option isn't on any of the newer high end devices such as the 928. They do not want you to use Google.
    07-15-2013 10:42 PM
  18. eurochick47's Avatar
    Worked for me, 920 Rogers.
    07-16-2013 12:25 AM
  19. Robert Carpenter's Avatar
    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.
    07-16-2013 07:22 AM
  20. inteller's Avatar
    this is available by region and/or carrier.
    07-16-2013 07:47 AM
  21. Thrustmaster64's Avatar
    Sign in to Gmail
    08-19-2013 08:37 AM
  22. iamtim's Avatar
    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.)
    08-19-2013 09:01 AM
  23. iamtim's Avatar
    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.
    08-19-2013 09:02 AM
  24. AR2186's Avatar
    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).
    08-19-2013 09:46 AM
  25. scottcraft's Avatar
    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.
    08-19-2013 04:35 PM
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