1. Doohickie's Avatar
    The search button is in an unfortunate location on the 8X, in my opinion. I kind of touch that portion of the screen accidentally all the time. Is there a way to disable/change that button so that, maybe, you have to press it twice or press and hold to get to Search?

    The other buttons on the bottom seem to be fine, but the Search button seems to be in the way in the sense that I accidentally hit it frequently.
    xandros9 likes this.
    07-27-2013 03:02 PM
  2. 11B1P's Avatar
    The search button is in an unfortunate location on the 8X, in my opinion. I kind of touch that portion of the screen accidentally all the time. Is there a way to disable/change that button so that, maybe, you have to press it twice or press and hold to get to Search?

    Not that I have heard of. It's baked into the OS to function with just one touch.

    The other buttons on the bottom seem to be fine, but the Search button seems to be in the way in the sense that I accidentally hit it frequently.
    I think once you have some more handling time it will be easier to manipulate without hitting.
    clindhartsen likes this.
    07-27-2013 03:11 PM
  3. Dadstar0410's Avatar
    The only thing you can do in regards to the search button is holding it down while on lock screen opens search.
    07-27-2013 04:58 PM
  4. xandros9's Avatar
    things like this makes me miss the remappable buttons of the older OSes. but then again it could be a moot feature, since phones have some much less buttons these days.
    Doohickie likes this.
    07-27-2013 05:34 PM
  5. Doohickie's Avatar
    I guess that's why it irks me. Not that many buttons, yet they put them in the wrong places... at least for me. I also am not a fan of the buttons on the side- On/Off, Volume Up/Down, Camera. They are pretty much flush with the edge of the phone, so in just handling the phone I accidentally hit them. It would be better if they were recessed or stood out further or something, just so I could at least know they are there.

    I like the phone, but this aspect of the design does not seem well thought-out.

    One solution I've considered is getting a case for the phone, so the buttons would be recessed somewhat, but I like how the phone fits in my pocket. It's much bigger than my old flip phone, but slimmer and less noticeable than the old phone.
    07-27-2013 10:56 PM
  6. creanyo's Avatar
    The search button is in an unfortunate location on the 8X, in my opinion. I kind of touch that portion of the screen accidentally all the time. Is there a way to disable/change that button so that, maybe, you have to press it twice or press and hold to get to Search?

    The other buttons on the bottom seem to be fine, but the Search button seems to be in the way in the sense that I accidentally hit it frequently.
    Agree, same happens to me with my Ativ S..no way to deactivate?
    09-03-2013 04:03 PM
  7. wustlmike19's Avatar
    I know it'll never happen, but I'd like to be able to search google using it.
    09-04-2013 08:45 AM
  8. AR2186's Avatar
    I know it'll never happen, but I'd like to be able to search google using it.
    under advanced internet explorer settings you can change your search provider to Google
    09-04-2013 08:48 AM
  9. morpheus1982's Avatar
    under advanced internet explorer settings you can change your search provider to Google
    Is that some kind of sick joke?
    09-04-2013 08:56 AM
  10. shobhan03's Avatar
    under advanced internet explorer settings you can change your search provider to Google
    That wont change from accessing bing using the search button.
    The explorer option that you mentioned is only while you type in IE bar, it will search over google .
    09-04-2013 08:56 AM
  11. morpheus1982's Avatar
    That wont change from accessing bing using the search button.
    The explorer option that you mentioned is only while you type in IE bar, it will search over google .
    I am not seeing this option...
    09-04-2013 09:30 AM
  12. AR2186's Avatar
    You might be right on the Bing button vs internet explorer bar. I have a Lumia 928 and until GDR2 the option was not available. It depends on whether it was disabled in the ROM or not
    09-04-2013 01:01 PM
  13. typhon62_1's Avatar
    Its a love/hate thing for me. I love it when I want it, hate it when I hit it by accident. After a while you do get better about not hitting it by accident, but it never fails when your showing another person a picture they hit the bing button when you hand it to them.
    09-04-2013 01:13 PM
  14. jenni122701's Avatar
    I am still hitting that dang bing search button several times a day. Def love/hate relationship now for me too.


    Sent from my iPad 3rd Gen using Tapatalk
    09-04-2013 03:45 PM
  15. Doohickie's Avatar
    At this point, it just IS. I'm not gonna change it and I'm done complaining. I like the phone and I'm not going to let that ruin it for me.
    eric12341 likes this.
    09-04-2013 04:41 PM
  16. eric12341's Avatar
    It is what it is, you'll eventually learn not to hit it by accident.
    09-05-2013 01:46 PM

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