anonymous
I don't know how the Cyano handles the thing, anyway just click on Widgets and there you'll find the DDG search bar.
posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 8 months ago Link

matachi
I haven't used Android with GApps for at least a year or so, so I don't remember exactly how it behaves. But there should be a Google search bar on the home screen, see this screenshot I found:

[http://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/homescree2n.jpg]

IIRC it's not a widget, so it doesn't take any space in the grid you got for icons and widgets. Furthermore, it's visible on all home screen pages.

I believe the setting I have is simply for changing that search bar's search engine provider. I don't think CyanogenMod have done that many changes to Android, so I would guess that the setting is available in regular Android as well, but please correct me if I'm wrong.
posted by matachi 2 years and 8 months ago Link
anonymous
The regular Android can't change it to another search provider (or at least I don't find the option). Anyway you can remove that Google bar disabling the corresponding app, called "Search", going in Settings-->Apps:
[http://s24.postimg.org/oy3p5arrn/src.png]
Then you can add the DDG widget.
Nice to see somebody else that completely removed GApps. :)
posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 8 months ago Link
Moollaza
If you use NovaLauncher you can remove the Google search and replace with DDG :)
posted by Moollaza Staff2 years and 8 months ago Link
matachi
NovaLauncher seems to be proprietary, but I'm not very keen on installing a custom launcher anyway.
posted by matachi 2 years and 8 months ago Link
matachi
As I said, I don't have GApps, so there's no Google bar to disable and there's no "Search" app in CyanogenMod 13.
posted by matachi 2 years and 8 months ago Link
anonymous
That's strange because I'm using an emulator of Android 6 with no GApps and I have the "Search" app. I don't know what handles that in Cyanogenmod, maybe you should ask the cyano guys.
posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 8 months ago Link