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I've seen people crop off part of a widget to make it take up less space. Is there any readily-available way to do this on an HTC phone with Sense (Droid Incredible, to be specific)?

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If you purchase the paid version of launcher pro you can crop widgets. Just long press on a widget with Launcher Pro installed and running, and then let go. It should be highlighted in an off orange/yellow color. In the lower right corner is a little arrow type icon, click this and drag to crop the widget.

Not sure how to do this otherwise.

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The downside is you can't do use Sense widgets in Launcher Pro (AFAIK) –  Bryan Denny Sep 28 '10 at 21:11
    
True but for most HTC widgets there are alternatives that give almost the same functionality. I just wish HTC would buy out the Launcher Pro team so we had a choice of launcher and both would work with widgets. That would be sweet! –  Webs Sep 28 '10 at 21:14
    
If I decide I don't like Launcher Pro, will I be able to uninstall it and get my Sense UI and widgets back? –  keithjgrant Sep 29 '10 at 16:18
    
Yes, as long as you don't clear defaults or cache for Sense you should lose anything. think of launchers as another desktop that will run on top of Sense. In fact I also recommend downloading Home Switcher as well. That way you can easily go back and forth till you decide which one you like better. –  Webs Sep 29 '10 at 17:00
    
FYI: In the unpaid version of Launcher Pro you can resize widgets when you add them. –  Joe Casadonte Sep 29 '10 at 18:08
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