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

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Shortcut/Widget to set a reminder in Google Now

I use Google Now to set reminders quite often. At times when I'd rather not be talking at my phone to add a reminder, I wish I could have a button on my homescreen that would take me straight to the ...
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How can I create a shortcut to a particular Google keep label?

I would like to create a shortcut to my Google keep items labeled "shopping". How can I do this?
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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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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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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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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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Can I get a shortcut on home screen to open gmail with a specific search string?

I can add a shortcut/widget to home screen to directly open a particular label in Gmail app, but I want a shortcut to open Gmail with the results of a search string loaded. I can't do this with gmail ...
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The Mystery Of The Disappearing App Icons

If I try to rearrange the shortcuts to app icons on my homescreen, sometimes they disappear. It happens to all apps, bookmarks, and folders, too: even stock apps, like Play Store. I have an LG optimus ...
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Add background/shade on app name

I would like to have a background appear around my app name, like in the image below. I have looked around quite a bit and have not been able to find anything to help me achieve this. Are there any ...
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My icons in the homescreen are not showing up (galaxy s6 edge)

I have a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and I bought it about 2-3 weeks ago. Its performance has been weakened lately, first snapchat stopped working and every time I open it crashes. And now none of app ...
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how do i add a shortcut to homescreen in #materinova launcher?

I downloaded the latest nova launcher named #materinova.15 , in its previous versions I could add a shortcut by holding a blank space in the home screen and chose shortcuts, but in the latest release ...
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Dashboard/Home Screen icons take up to 10 seconds to load after pressing the Home button

I have an issue where the Home Screen (dashboard?) icons can take over 10 seconds to load when I press the home key. After this happens once, the icons will stay there if I open a program and then ...
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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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Simplenote shortcut to open a new note

I would like a home screen shortcut that opens a new note in Simplenote. I know I can easily set up a shortcut that opens up to the list of saved notes where I can open a new note by pressing the pen ...
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Apps on home screen

My Sony Xperia M2 is acting up. I set my home screen up and when I turn my phone off the home screen removes the new apps and leaves the system apps or apps put there very first on there. I've tried ...
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Can I create an application short cut to launch Spotify with a specific song?

An alarm app I use (Alarm Clock Xtreme Free), has the option of launching application as an alarm option. You can also selected a save song file to play. Because I use Spotify to source my music, ...
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Can't find shortcuts for downloaded apps

I have a Galaxy Tab S. At first, I could download apps and the shortcut would appear on the screen. Now this has stopped happening. The app is there as I can find it using S Finder, and I can use the ...
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Generate a browser bookmark from file manager

We are developing a web site that will all be local to an android tablet. The idea is we create the web app, copy the web app to MicroSD cards and distribute the SD cards. Right now, when you open ...
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Settings shortcut in Android 4.4

I am using Android 4.4. I would like to have shortcut to multiple Settings features (wifi, display, lock screen,...) on the desktop. If I long click on a desktop, I do not find a way to place a ...
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Contacts and Phone icons missing

My Contacts and Phone icons are missing from my primary shortcuts bar. I can't restore from the Edit in the app drawer since they don't show there. Can anybody point me in the right direction? ...
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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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Setting tasker to launch a chrome homescreen web app or launch a browser in full screen

Now that Chrome can create homescreen web apps , is there a way to launch these with tasker? If not, is is possible to set tasker to launch a browser in full screen mode?
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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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How to add a shortcut to the 'My Apps' screen of the Google Play Store?

I'm looking to create a shortcut that links straight to the 'My Apps' screen of the Google Play Store? Either that or configure the Google Play Store to always open in the 'My Apps' screen. I've ...
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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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Android app drawer hides

It happens on my Samsung Galaxy S4. Here is when the issue happens: I go to applications and hold & draw an application to any folder. Before I do this, my screen looks like this (I can see the ...
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“Lucky try” & “Recommended” shortcuts being created automatically on the homecreen [duplicate]

I had installed xmod games apk. Then I had opened it. It showed me some 5 apps like advertisement. I had touched the app called "super flash light". After that, I am getting shortcuts in my home ...
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Cyclic App Screens?

Is there a way to make the "App-screens" cyclic, e.g. if you have four to be able to swipe from the 4th to the 1st one? How to activate it?
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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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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 add a shortcut to a particular Google Drive document to my Android homescreen?

How can I add a shortcut to a particular Google Drive document to my Android homescreen? This is the Android analog to this question. Using a URL doesn't work, since I don't want to open the browser ...
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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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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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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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Galaxy S tablet won't add app shortcuts to home screen

I have just bought my first tablet, Samsung Galaxy S. Two days after it stopped adding downloaded apps shortcuts to home screen. Apps still work, they are accessible through some digging inside tab, ...
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App/shortcut to quickly change screen lock type?

Two scenarios: I'm at a "trusted" place, and don't want to enter unlock password/pattern all the time I'm at an "untrusted" place and want my phone to be password/pattern screen locked is there ...
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“Brendon's url” and Chinese apps on home screen. Is it a virus? How do I fix it?

My tab was charging when I noticed there were notifications in Chinese and unknown home screen shortcuts created. Some were named "Brendon's URL" and the others were in Chinese. The notifications were ...
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Shortcut to particular document in Google Docs app?

Is there a way to make a shortcut to one particular document? I frequently need one particular document from a secondary account, so it's always a pain to come out of current document, change accounts ...
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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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Problem adding web app shortcut to home screen on Galaxy tablet

I have a Samsung GT-P7510 tablet running Android 4.0.4 and I want to add a bookmark to the home screen so I have one touch access to the web app. Previously this same tablet was running an earlier ...
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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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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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Change swipe up home button shortcuts

I have a Nexus 5 with ParanoidAndroid and I'd like to change that Google Now shortcut to lightbulb, how can I do it?
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Missing icons at the bottom of the home screen with TouchWiz

My son has recently got a Samsung Galaxy Ace android phone. Somehow he has managed to remove three of the four icons that are normally at the bottom of the screen ( typically the green icon for making ...
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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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Can I prevent home screen shortcuts from getting deleted or moved around?

I had recently gifted my Mom a Nexus 7, with a hope that she will like to read books. She is old with poor eye sight and can't read English that great. I find her eager to learn and she had made a ...
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Lost access to drawer icon for center button on CyanogenMod 7

I am running CyanogenMod 7 on my HTC Thunderbolt and somehow I inadvertently removed the function for the center button on my home screen between the phone and web browser icons. This middle button ...
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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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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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Shorcut on desktop that enables packet data and 3G

In order to save battery (it works a lot!), 99% of the time I disable packet data and I use only 2G networks, because I don't want the phone to go on internet / use data. But sometimes I want to use ...