Bring back contextual hardware search button
Revert the change in Mango where the hardware search button always brings up Bing and is no longer contextual, or allow us to toggle this.
David Graham commented
My first instinct when I got Windows Phone 8 was that the search button was contextual (like Android).
It would certainly make sense and would allow apps to have more real estate and not reinvent the wheel.
would give 10p if possible.
Seriously need the search button to do more. Microsoft should remember that it's the little things that matter. Also solve issues with the back button where it exits an app rather than taking you to the previous page within the app.
I've only signed up to upvote this !!!
Completely useless. And it's quite amusing to read how many people have exactly the same issue.
I have never pressed this button intentionally, and every time I did press it, it was immediately followed by the back button
Please! It's absolutely the only reason I haven't switched. Stupid beyond belief.
If I would have 100 votes I would use them all for this feature request. Demoting the search button to a bing button was the worts possible move for this platform...
Please, this button is plain useless if it is only for one function.
Please change this!!!
One of the features I miss the most.
I have an old Windows Mobile phone and love the idea I can just start typing a name, or some part of an sms and it brings up all occurances...
Make search local, cyber and contextual as well as global search.
jep please fix that! leave it optional, that would be awesome!
Agreed! What a ridiculous waste of a button. If we want Bing, just give us an app for it..
Short/normal press for pre-Mango contextual style, Long press for current style (but inluding an internal Tab) -> eliminates all Problems, Satifies eyerbody...
Brandon Baker commented
I can't tell you how many times I accidentally press the search button while handling my phone -- numerous videos, games, etc. that have been interrupted by bringing up Bing search! PLEASE allow developers to disable that button if it has no relevance to their app!!!
Anthony Conrad commented
Personally I would like to see the same search API that is available in Windows 8 to be available in Windows Phone 8 (e.g. I type a search query and can then choose the app to search with.)
Please let the User Decide -> make it toggle
Please bring back contextual search.
When I'm using IE, I expect search to search that web page, not bring me over to Bing.
When I'm using Mail, I expect it to search my mail, not bring me to Bing
When I'm in Music+Videos, I would expect it to search my music and video collection, not bring me to Bing.
When I'm in People, I would expect it to search my contacts, not bring me to Bing.
Please bring this back to Windows Phone 8, and if we have to have Bing search available from any app, have it be a long press to go to Bing while in an app of any kind, or just a tap from the start screen. That makes more sense.
I would love this, I always get annoyed when I hit search and it goes to bing. Why?