A shortcut usually is an icon on your homescreen to directly execute a defined action in some app.

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How can I create a “shortcut” for the built in PDF viewer on Nexus 7

The Nexus 7 has a default PDF viewer, but it's a little hard to get to. How can I put an shortcut for it on my home screen? Note that the default program (Document Viewer) doesn't show up in the list ...
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Is it possible to create a VPN connection shortcut on home screen?

I want to be able to connect to my VPN connection whenever I am connected to wifi, is it possible to add a shortcut on the home screen where the widget including wireless, Bluetooth, GPS, sync and ...
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Is there anyway I can disable the posting of app shortcuts on my home-screen when an app is installed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I disable shortcuts from being created after install from Google Play? Every time I install an app a shortcut gets created on my home-screen, I don't want this ...
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Droid 4, phone icon disappeared and unable to delete calculator icon in its place

Verizon rep did a soft reset on my phone after I woke up to no operating system this morning. Tonight I discovered however that I have lost my green phone icon and the calculator icon is in its ...
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Application not found

I have a Sony Xperia P, with Android ICS. I have Ingress installed on my phone. Today, I synced my phone, and Ingress got updated. I had an icon on the homescreen. However - whenever I click on the ...
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How to remove all icons from the Android home screen at once?

I am cleaning some old Samsung Galaxy S2 with Android 2.3.4. Some application added shortcuts on the home screen: Uncleaned: Cleaned: Is there any way to remove all icons from the Android home ...
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How to add multiple apps to the homescreen(s) at once?

I have a bunch of apps installed. I don't want to add them one by one, but I need many of them directly on my homescreen(s). Is there a faster way? This is Nexus 7 2013.
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How to create a link on Android without installing a 3rd party app?

I installed some apps but I do not have a shortcut to it anywhere (these apps include Google Maps). The only way for me to start those is through Google Play. I want to create a link to an app on the ...
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What is the apps for the the two icons shown

What apps are icons shown on the 3rd icon from the left (a icon that look like a bug with an android head) and the 5th icon from the left (a icon with a phone in between two zig-zag)?
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How do I easily create an image/button on my Android home screen which links to a website?

I know the below example is of a custom home screen app, much like Yahoo Aviate, but I'd just like to place custom designed buttons (like the "Attractions" button in the image below) or images on my ...
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How to create link to app that does not appear in the apps menu?

I just purchased a Galaxy Note 3 and was surprised that the Voice Recorder app is not included on the screen with the rest of the apps. However, the Voice Recognition feature opens the Voice Recorder ...
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quick way to add chrome (or internet) shortcuts to home screens [duplicate]

On the iphone, under the Safari settings, there was an option ADD TO HOME SCREEN. that gets quite handy to have direct bookmarks launchable from a single tap on the icon. How do you do that in the ...
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How to fix a broken icon on an android phone

The icon is displayed as a grey icon name "Text Info" and an image of a small SD card on the bottom right of the the icon; when I try to launch it, it says: Application not installed. Have ...
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How to edit the home dock icons (shortcuts) on TouchWiz 4.0 ICS

I recently received the ICS update to my Galaxy Note and couldn't (or couldn't remember how to) change the shortcut icons at the bottom of each page. It seems they have removed one method for changing ...
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Can't see icon names on my android home screen?

So I got a new mobile and out of no where my mobile stopped showing me names of the icons on my home screen. pic :
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Create shortcut to system apk that doesn't have a shortcut

So I have a MTK Android Phone, the gps of which sucks. Only App that can get a fix is ygps.apk in engineering mode. I have to keep it running background so other gps apps can get fix. Every time I ...
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Can I put a QuickOffice File shortcut on my home screen?

I have a document in Google Drive that I am managing through QuickOffice, which is keeping a local copy of the file on my Galaxy S3. I would like to place a shortcut to this document on my home ...
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Home shortcut key to my designated webpage? [duplicate]

I was wondering if there is an android shortcut to make things more efficient.
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How do I recover the Dolphin Sonar icon? [closed]

In my application list, Dolphin Sonar/Sonar is not one of the icons. I've "peeled off"/deleted all of the Dolphin Sonar icons by mistake, and I want it to be on my home screen. I use it very often. ...
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“Lucky try” & “Recommended” shortcuts always appear on homescreen, how to remove it?

I am getting shortcuts in my home screen. I try to delete it, but it is appearing once again. Shortcuts names: Lucky try, Recommended.
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Possible to export layout of applications on the home screens and import it into another phone?

I would like to know whether it is possible to export layout of applications on the home screens and import it into another phone. Thanks.
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How can I link to a local image from my home screen?

We are able to create a link to a website and put this link on our Home screen by using the Add shortcut to home inside the browser's context menu. I would like to do the same for an image that is ...
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Script or Other Technique Needed to Restore Icon Shortcuts on Rooted HTC Desire 601 that Uses Link2SD

I have an HTC Desire 601 which has been rooted so that I could add a 64GB microSD card and allow apps to be installed to part of the SD card via Link2SD. Link2SD doesn't seem to quite work 100% with ...
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Backup Homescreen shortcuts

I have a Galaxy S5. Last time I updated the OS, all my homescreen shortcuts and widgets were deleted and restored to the factory default, and it took an hour or 2 to set everything back the way it ...
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How do you create a direct Google Hangouts contact on the home screen?

This website described how to make a Hangouts contact. http://webcazine.com/9363/how-to-create-a-hangout-contact-shortcut-on-an-android-phone/ But it opens the contact in sms mode if Hangouts is ...
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Can one make shortcuts (launchers) to Settings actions?

I have a Samsung tablet with Kitkat and I'd like to be able to access some of the setting fast. For example I'd like to unmount the SD card or change the screen lock from "None" to "Password" using a ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 lockscreen button not highlighted running 4.3

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3, running Android 4.3. I'm trying to turn off or edit my lock screen short cuts but the switch short cuts is not highlighted so that I can change it. Can you please advise ...
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How can I remove a blank homescreen page once I've moved all the apps off it

I've consolidated my 5 'pages' of apps into 3 pages. Now I have two blank pages that have no icons in them. These are the pages that are represented by the small squares on the home page screen that ...
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Changing a web app's homescreen icon

I use Chrome's 'Add to homescreen' feature to add web app shortcuts to my homescreen. As a user, how do I change a shortcut's homescreen icon?
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After rebooting phone, app shortcuts from sd go missing

I own a Samsung Galaxy S Advance (i9070) with stock android 4.1.2 There is not a lot of internal storage, so I tend to move all possible apps from phone to SD card. However, when I reboot the phone, ...
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Homescreen icon disappears on application update

I'm facing an unusual scenario with a few of my installed applications. Whenever there is an update to the application, when I allow Google Play to perform the update, the shortcut that I had on my ...
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Home screen always goes to 1st page?

I was using Huawei U8300 Ideos Chat Handset - Android Mobile Recently this Mobile has started giving problem and going back to 1st page of home screen automatically. It has 7 page in it's desktop ...
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S Memo home screen shortcut

How can I add a S Memo note as a home screen shortcut? When I first got my Samsung Galaxy S3 there was a shortcut which I deleted.This was not a shortcut for the app but for a saved note.Now I can't ...
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How to hide / show the pull out drawer that is pre-loaded on some Samsung devices [duplicate]

Some newer Samsung devices have a pull out tab that stores some of the commonly used applications. I have accidentally enabled and disabled it a number of times, but I don't know how. I don't see ...
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How to add a shortcut to the list of installed apps (or to a widget)?

I have an app (Pleco) which has created a shortcut (study flashcards). I want to execute that shortcut from the screenlocker (Go Locker), but it only allows to add either installed apps or widgets. ...
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android 4.1.2 apps shortcut disapperead from home screen

I am using Huawei phone with android 4.1.2. Currently I'm losing the app shortcut on my home screen after a crash of the system recently. During the crash, I dragged the Whatsapp and Hoiio apps ...
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New contact shortcut

Is there any way (besides Tasker) to create a new contact in one click? (For example: quick access to save a contact info during a call.)
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desktop shortcut that takes a photo and emails it to a fixed address

I am registered with a website that can archive scans of receipts. One way to upload the receipt image is to email it to an email address that's tied to my account. To expedite the process, I want a ...
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Is upgrading to Touchwiz 4.0 /ICS supposed to wipe your desktop?

Recently received ICS on my Galaxy Note. After it installed, my entire desktop was wiped, and basically restored to factory settings, including dopey things like the S Memo widgets and gigantic ...
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Empty spaces in ADW Launcher dockbar

I use the standard ADW Launcher that ships with CyanogenMod 7 and have noticed a problem with the dockbar. NOTE this is the "hidden dockbar" you can reveal with a swipe, not the normal Android dock ...
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How can I add an icon to the MIUI home screen?

I just got a Nexus One, which uses the MIUI interface. It came with two different gallery apps. I prefer the cooliris app, but there's no icon for it on the home screen, which makes it difficult to ...
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One tap GPS toggle on Nexus 4

Is there a way in Android 4.4 to activate (on/off) the GPS in only one tap on Nexus 4? Now I use a shortcut to arrive at the GPS menu (first tap/first picture) then click on/off (second tap/second ...
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Need to disguise Tasker app in the notification bar?

I have recently come across and purchased the Tasker app. The app does is very different from any app I have ever seen in many aspects. One of the unique options that I have noticed in this app is ...