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[Q] Remapping search button on startscreen to contactlist search?

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By Marvin_S, Retired Recognized Developer on 20th March 2011, 01:19 AM
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Since im not a big fan of bing and the app is useless for search results in my country, i dont like the search button at all and it annoys me when I accidently press it and a useless picture with a textbox comes up... now that this problem is solved with the instant start hack its less of a big deal.

However it would be much nicer if we could map this searchbutton to a contactlist search, like when in the people hub hitting search. Having this same action on the main page. Idk if this is possible, since it is possible to tap into the browser search button, maybe it is possible to change the action for the homepage, or something else.

Anybody an idea?
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would like to remap that button, too.

For now I just deleted that button, by removing websearch.exe in /windows/ . should be possible to copy another file to that location
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20th March 2011, 01:53 PM |#3  
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would like to remap that button, too.

For now I just deleted that button, by removing websearch.exe in /windows/ . should be possible to copy another file to that location

Cool, however I have samsung and cant acces the file explorer. Do you know if there is a link to that file specified in the registry? So we could just modifie that link and see what it does.
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would like to remap that button, too.

For now I just deleted that button, by removing websearch.exe in /windows/ . should be possible to copy another file to that location

I got error. "Unable to delete."
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I got error. "Unable to delete."

There is something comming up which can replace the search button for something nicer, they have still some hurdles to overcome but its comming along pretty nicely i believe and it will truly add a usefull function instead of no results bing
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There is something comming up which can replace the search button for something nicer, they have still some hurdles to overcome but its comming along pretty nicely i believe and it will truly add a usefull function instead of no results bing

I always ACCIDENTALLY hit the button, especially during game. So, I would like to disable.
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Since im not a big fan of bing and the app is useless for search results in my country, i dont like the search button at all and it annoys me when I accidently press it and a useless picture with a textbox comes up... now that this problem is solved with the instant start hack its less of a big deal.

However it would be much nicer if we could map this searchbutton to a contactlist search, like when in the people hub hitting search. Having this same action on the main page. Idk if this is possible, since it is possible to tap into the browser search button, maybe it is possible to change the action for the homepage, or something else.

Anybody an idea?

it's a really nice idea i agree with you bing search really useless and it would be really cool if we can map as a people search button.
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would like to remap that button, too.

For now I just deleted that button, by removing websearch.exe in /windows/ . should be possible to copy another file to that location

Does disabling it on the home screen impact the button's functionality in it's other uses, such as search within Marketplace?
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Does disabling it on the home screen impact the button's functionality in it's other uses, such as search within Marketplace?

I have no idea, but for us the whole bing thing is useless so i never use it. Have to navigate to google.com to get the results i want to have. However to call somebody it would be really useful to have it working as people search. I dont mind if this behaviour is universal.
However i hope we will have a fully functional taskmanager soon which will override the bing app
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