Showing posts from December, 2012

Disabling home-button-slide to search by Google now.

As I trying to make an android app for my autism kid, I wanted to disable any button to escape the app without inserting password. I killed homebutton as making it to be a HOME application, I found that my kid sometimes accidentally wonders into other apps through google search by sliding home button. I finally disables (or rather overwrites) it by capturing its intent. The trick is very easy. Just add one line to AndroidManifest. <intent-filter> <action always="always" android:name="android.intent.action.ASSIST /> .... First time adding this, sliding home button makes you to choose what to do, so choose your own app and makes it "always".