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By mysterioustko, Senior Member on 22nd July 2012, 01:52 PM
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As you are probably aware, double tapping the home button will launch S Voice on the Galaxy S3. Unfortunately, Samsung did not include a way to re-assign this button for a different function if you don't fancy the S Voice app. Instead, all they did was give you a way to disable the hone button double tap. Well here is a way for you to re-assign the home button double tap without the need for any rooting or modding at all.

Step 1) Go into the S Voice settings and uncheck the Launch SVoice box. This will keep S Voice from launching when you double tap the home button.

Step 2) Install Home2 Shortcut from the Play Store

Step 3) Open Home2 Shortcut and configure it to launch the app of your choosing with a double tap of the home button. The app is pretty self explanatory and setting it up will be pretty straight forward. NOTE: When you get to the end, after you tap "close" it will ask you to set as default. Select Home2Launcher as the default.

Hope this helps anyone who didn't know how to do this. I am currently running CM10, and am using this to launch Google Now with a double tap of the home button.
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22nd July 2012, 03:00 PM |#2  
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Nice find! Is there a tho when single pressing?
22nd July 2012, 03:17 PM |#3  
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Can we configure it to launch the multitasking menu? I don't like holding down the home button.

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22nd July 2012, 06:59 PM |#4  
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Can we configure it to launch the multitasking menu? I don't like holding down the home button.

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I would like to know this as well
22nd July 2012, 07:15 PM |#5  
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Does the home button still lag when you assigned the double tap

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22nd July 2012, 11:17 PM |#6  
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Any idea how to assign double tap to Google voice search, like it was available on other phones on holding search key?

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23rd July 2012, 01:29 AM |#7  
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Seems to be Voice Search is not showing as application by default on GS3. You have to uninstall it using Titanium Backup and then install it from Market. This will put shortcut where it belongs and you would be able to assign it to double tap Home key.
23rd July 2012, 02:14 AM |#8  
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If you have Apex Launcher, you can go to Apex Settings>"Behavior settings" and scroll down to gesture settings and you can configure one of the gestures to open up recent apps. I chose swipe down. It's not a fix for when you're in an app, but its better than pressing the home button twice or holding it down when you're on a homescreen. You can also configure the home button to open the Recent Apps dialog if you're already on your default homescreen.
24th July 2012, 05:50 AM |#9  
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Does the home button still lag when you assigned the double tap

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I haven't observed any difference in the home key from applying this.
24th July 2012, 07:50 AM |#10  
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Can we configure it to launch the multitasking menu? I don't like holding down the home button.

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There is a paid app called Multitask Shortcut which is an app that open the multitasking menu. So, if you combine that with this app like I have, then yes you can assign the double tap to multitask.

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Does the home button still lag when you assigned the double tap

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Yes, home button lag is present sadly.

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24th July 2012, 08:01 AM |#11  
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Button Savior is pretty cool. You can just swipe from left to right or vice versa and a string of soft keys appear (Home, recent apps, back, etc). Very nice app and I hardly press my home button anymore

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