Android | Lollipop | Annoyance with voice search

September 27, 2015

Update(4th October 2015): Additional steps

  • Disable the google app from settings (that will uninstall the app)
  • Restart the phone
  • Enable and update to most recent
  • Make sure the google search & now settings as intact as listed below
  • Reboot the device

I hadn’t had issues with voice search popping up while the headphone plugged in once after the above method(s) applied. Once again am not guaranteeing that every smartphone will get benefited with the above hacks.

Constantly getting a fit because your google voice search pop-ups frequently whenever you plug in a headphone? Are you using Lollipop? Try the following. Try to follow the instructions given below. I don’t guarantee this workaround mentioned with few of the android tech sites going to workout for everyone and for every device running lollipop. I am using Micromax Silver 5 running a forked(?) version of Cynogenmod ROM (I believe). Yet, there is nothing wrong giving it a try, right?

  1. Long press an empty area of one of your home screen
  2. Screenshot_2015-09-27-11-46-14
  3. touch the 3 dots in pyramid formation
  4. Should bring up the following screen
  5. Screenshot_2015-09-27-11-46-20
  6. Default the Search Bar comes as ON, turn it off
  7. Go to google app settings and touch “Voice” tab
  8. Screenshot_2015-09-27-11-46-48
  9. Touch “Ok Google” Detection
  10. Make sure your settings are something like below
  11. Screenshot_2015-09-27-11-47-01

this should do the trick, or minimum it has worked for me so far. I am yet to go on a longer drive. If the voice pop-up happens, I think I will brick this phone with a brick.

Cheers guys,

for Windows7bugs

rajesh

 

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Android | Google PlayStore “No Connection”

July 11, 2014

 

I’m not an Android guy yet, but I have unmatched faith in Google search Smile

Today my daughter’s friends brought a touchmate 7” tab to me, complaining the Google play store doesn’t work. I didn’t have a clue, and my very second Google search brought me to the correct solution. Solution was something we hardly think of at the first place.

Those kids changed the system date and time to a past one! Reconfiguring the system date and time to the current resolved the issue.

Google should have better and meaningful error messages for such important components of Android system! What you think?

for Windows7bugs

rajesh


Install Google Chrome with YUM on Fedora, CentOS/Red Hat (RHEL) 6.2, Even on Oracle Enterprise Linux 6.3

July 17, 2012

 

Our intention is not to copy paste the entire content from another website most of the times, hence only the link to external website is provided here. Please note, if you follow the instructions properly, installing Google Chrome is a matter just few minutes.

http://www.if-not-true-then-false.com/2010/install-google-chrome-with-yum-on-fedora-red-hat-rhel/

To create google.repo do the following

as root

$cd /etc/yum.repos.d/

$touch google.repo

$gedit google.repo (or use vi/vim)

for 32-bit, add following block

[google-chrome]
name=google-chrome - 32-bit
baseurl=http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/i386
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub

for 64-bit, add following block (you may add both blocks to google.repo)

[google-chrome]
name=google-chrome - 64-bit
baseurl=http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/x86_64
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub

 

Save google.repo file

$yum install google-chrome-stable (Current release is 20.x) and the total download is around 41Mb) on installation it will consume a total of 120Mb on your HDD