MIUI 13 - App search quick shortcut


tueem

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Jan 2, 2020
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So there is a superb app search if you pull up to show the app drawer and tap the bottom search bar. But all this procedure takes a few seconds and some finger gymnastics.

Is there a way to shortcut it?
I've checked a few things like available widgets, ActivityLauncher, but I am too much of a noob for this.

Thank you!


Ps.: I've been using KISS launcher as a shortcut for app search but since it's a full launcher, it can take a few seconds to load which completely ruins the point.
 

bingho

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Sep 20, 2021
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So there is a superb app search if you pull up to show the app drawer and tap the bottom search bar. But all this procedure takes a few seconds and some finger gymnastics.

Is there a way to shortcut it?
I've checked a few things like available widgets, ActivityLauncher, but I am too much of a noob for this.

Thank you!


Ps.: I've been using KISS launcher as a shortcut for app search but since it's a full launcher, it can take a few seconds to load which completely ruins the point.

It's not a direct answer to your question but I use the app easy drawer for what you describe. You can search immediately and you can add favorite apps or contacts to display at the top. Real time saver for me. Just a suggestion since I like recommendations from other readers. If you don't, then consider this answer not posted :)
 

tueem

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Jan 2, 2020
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It could work but I can't buy it.
Since the new EU Bank laws, I have to confirm any transaction and when I tap Buy Unlimited, I can't proceed.
Like I tap buy, then I have to confirm, I go to bank app, confirm, but then the app acts like nothing happened. lol.

So thread/problem remains unsolved! I don't want ads in my app search shortcut.

Thanks for the suggestion btw!

Ps.: Also the app has this weird animation every time I open it, open something. I disabled all animations in it's settings but this is something else. Weird. Adds a good 2-3 seconds delay though.

I forgot to add in OP, I am using a Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE with xiaomi.eu 22.4.21 (weekly).
 

bingho

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Sep 20, 2021
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Wow, that sucks. Never would have thought that buying items globally would not be possible. I order and pay stuff in China and USA and it all works (from The Netherlands). You would expect that you could buy anything from the Google play store no matter where you are (with any bank or credit card or PayPal). I never used play store gift cards, maybe that will work? Anyway, good luck!
 

bingho

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Sep 20, 2021
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It could work but I can't buy it.
Since the new EU Bank laws, I have to confirm any transaction and when I tap Buy Unlimited, I can't proceed.
Like I tap buy, then I have to confirm, I go to bank app, confirm, but then the app acts like nothing happened. lol.

So thread/problem remains unsolved! I don't want ads in my app search shortcut.

Thanks for the suggestion btw!

Ps.: Also the app has this weird animation every time I open it, open something. I disabled all animations in it's settings but this is something else. Weird. Adds a good 2-3 seconds delay though.

I forgot to add in OP, I am using a Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE with xiaomi.eu 22.4.21 (weekly).
Have also disabled all animations, no delays on mi 11 ultra with stable xiaomi.eu 13.0.20, all is lightning fast. You're double out of luck: weird animations with delays and unable to buy. Well, the 1st makes the 2nd unimportant :)
 

bingho

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Sep 20, 2021
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Have also disabled all animations, no delays on mi 11 ultra with stable xiaomi.eu 13.0.20, all is lightning fast. You're double out of luck: weird animations with delays and unable to buy. Well, the 1st makes the 2nd unimportant :)
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