SwipeLaunch Disabler

SwipeLaunch Disabler

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As of Jelly Bean, it is possible to quick launch an app (Google Now by default) by a swipe up gesture from the navigation bar, this feature can be annoying.

This app is developed to "disable" this feature. Actually the feature is not disabled, but instead launches this app that does nothing.

*** Important notes ***
This app does not provide a launch icon in the app drawer, so it is not possible to uninstall it in the conventional way.


Can use below methods to uninstall:
(1) Use an uninstaller app, there are many on Play Store, and AppWererabbit is a good choice.
(2) Goto "Settings > Apps > ALL", locate "SwipeLaunch Disabler", select to uninstall from App info screen.

This app may not be applicable to devices with a physical HOME button, mostly Samsung devices.
On devices with physical HOME button, long pressing the HOME button is equivalent to swipe launch action on buttonless devices, which maybe less prone to launching of Google Now by mistake.


Tags: appwererabbit, swipelaunch disabler.

Recently changed in this version

v0.2.0
* Reduced icon size

v0.1.0
* First release (2012-10-25)


Comments and ratings for SwipeLaunch Disabler
  • (72 stars)

    by B FNK on 28/06/2014

    Wonderful app already, but if you add the required functionality for disabling "What's New", it would be amazing. I can't believe the way Sony are trying to push their crappy bloatware, forcefully without the option to disable this. Terrible design.

  • (72 stars)

    by J Kim on 20/06/2014

    Finally!! No more of those goddaxx incidents where you play a game and accidentally drag your home button only to lose your progress and end up on the Google Now/home screen. Take that, bad user-interfacing by Google!!! Thank you very much for this app.

  • (72 stars)

    by Rob Marek on 17/06/2014

    Works as stated. Would be cool if you could program the swipe launch as a shortcut to an app.

  • (72 stars)

    by Red Lens on 09/06/2014

    Make it disable the "whats new" quick launch on the xperia z2 Make it disable the "whats new" quick launch on the xperia z2 but leave the Google now option. if you can do this it would be more than appreciated!!

  • (72 stars)

    by Alan Rod on 04/06/2014

    such a pointless feature.. this app fixed it and its not goin anywere... :)

  • (72 stars)

    by Joshua Angstadt on 03/06/2014

    love the google search bar, but hate the home button swipe startup for google now. now I can have both! thanks :)

  • (72 stars)

    by Dave Crenshaw on 01/06/2014

    Tested thoroughly, followed instructions. Must not work for this version.