Deleting Just Type entries from the HP Touchpad

If you’re one of those lucky ones who managed to grab a HP Touchpad before they dried up, you’ll be still trying to get to grips with it. The JustType facility is one such area, where it seems to be a fantastic idea, but with every website with a search engine popping up on the notification bar telling you to add this to your engines, it fills up a little too quick for my liking. Not only that, I don’t need every search site listed, and neither do I need it to go off looking though all of these.

Agreed, you can mark the site as inactive in the JustType settings but that doesn’t stop the list for growing ever large by the day.

For me, there are 2 areas which need clarifying.

  1. When you get alerted in the notification bar that a new search engine is available, you seem to have to accept it.
  2. When we have accepted it, how can we get rid of them?

Let’s start with the simple one first. Ignoring the alert in the first place. Those that have been with webOS from day one will know that swiping left or right is usually how you delete anything.

As I’m right handed, I tend to swipe left to remove anything, but this does not work. Swiping right DOES work though, and will immediately drop the notification.

Secondly, once you’ve added a search engine to Just Type, there is no swipe to delete functionality at all in the Just Type settings page. There is a hidden way of removing MOST of them though.

  • Open the web browser.
  • Open your preferences via the top left menu.
  • Delete your cache
  • Delete your history
  • Delete your cookies
  • Tap Done. That’s it.

Now, it doesn’t get rid of any of that are marked as active, and it doesn’t get rid of all the unselected ones. Right now, I’m unsure of the logic, but it’s a start.

I would like to take credit for this discovery, but I actually found this in a youtube video, so a massive über thanks to those guys.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8kBpS3nMpA

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  1. Pingback: Patch Request - Clear "search using" in just type preferences - PreCentral Forums

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