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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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Kitkat: Google Play Music's Widgets not showing up after installation

Why is that after I install Google Play Music on my phone its widgets do not appear. Is there any way to fix it?
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Galaxy S6 settings widget

I want to add a shortcut to the tethering/mobile hotspot setting, but I can't find the settings widget. Does this not exists? Is there a way to add it to the quick settings (swipe down from top)?
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remove weather from clock widget on kitkat

The title pretty much says it all. I don't really want the weather info on my home screen or my lock screen. I actually have windows in my house. Can I remove the weather section from the widget?
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How to get “Say Ok!Google” text on google search widget

I have a samsung galaxy A5 running android 4.4.4. I've seen many kitkat devices having the text "say ok google" on the google search widget in the home screen. How can I get that? It gives the look of ...
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To show Mobile Bookmarks of Chrome in Desktop?

I would like show my bookmarks in my Screen because some webpages work better than any application. It would be also create an application-like-button for a webpage if possible. Possible through ...
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Widget to toggle “OK Google” detection always on/off

I am looking for a widget which toggles my Nexus 6's option for "OK Google" always listen on/off. Usually when I am in the car, I need the phone to always listen for "OK Google" and easily turn it on ...
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Google Search Bar Widget is gone from Galaxy S5, it is not in the widgets section anymore

My Google Search Bar went missing (I did not delete it). Every fix says to hold down the home screen and re-add it, however, it is NOT in the widgets section anymore. It is completely missing. I've ...
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Can I add a mobile data shortcut?

I want to be able to turn on and off mobile data more easily. Is there any way to add a mobile data widget or to add it to quick setting panel?
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How do i get my Clock & Weather widget on my homescreen

I used to have a widget for Clock & Weather on my home screen but it vanished. trying to set it up again but am not successful. Am seeing that you need to press down on home screen and select ...
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Nexus 5: did factory reset, now cannot add old widgets

I've updated my Nexus 5 phone to Android 5.0 Lollipop about a month ago but encountered a lot of problems, so decided to finally do a factory reset just tonight. I previously had widgets for both ...
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Only one page of widgets left: Where are the other pages gone?

I'm running Cyanogenmod 11 on a Galaxy Nexus. Today, with the same firmware, all of a sudden, there's only a single page of widgets left: When I swipe left or right, there's the usual animation but ...
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Temporarily disable notifications

I need a way to temporarily disable all notifications with ONE CLICK ONLY, for example via widget or EQS. I don't care if it is for all apps or just whatsapp, as long as it prevents vibration and ...
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Power Control widget not accessible in non-stock launchers

On my new Android 4.4.2 phone, the stock (or seemingly stock) Power Control widget does not appear on non-stock launchers, it is simply not in the list of widgets available to add, even the Google Now ...
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No “enable lock screen widgets” option - Galaxy Alpha

Are lock screen widgets unavalible for the galaxy alpha? I can't find it under security settings, there are no options about the lock screen there at all, or the actual lock screen settings. I've got ...
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Zooper: How do I change the font in part of a Rich Text element?

I want to make part of a Rich Text item in a Zooper widget a different font. For instance, making the hours on a clock Roboto Black, the colon Roboto, and the minutes Roboto Thin. However, I don't see ...
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need to reinstall widget category on nexus 7

I have tried to find answers to this problems at several different forums. I went to the all apps screen where the widgets category tab should be and it was gone. I even tried to down load a widgets ...
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Where is the Widget menu in Kit Kat?

I've got a Nexus 5 running Android 4.4.4 and I've downloaded a few Widgets, but if I open up the main app menu, I have no Widgets tab at the top and cannot find them. I've tried rebooting, as ...
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Why is my Stock Widget not displaying anything/displays problem loading widget

Mine is a Stock Android 4.1.2 Samsung device.In this i have installed the Google Now Launcher. I am trying to view Clock widget(Stock widget which displays the date,time) but it's not displaying ...
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Why do launchers not support all widgets?

Why is it, that when you attempt to add widgets to two different launchers on the same device, that each launcher seems to present a different list of available widgets? There are always some widgets ...
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Where can I find the Smat Tab 4 Clock and Weather Widget?

The Vodafone Smart Tab 4 has a clock and weather widget that looks like this: I accidentally deleted the widget, and I cannot find it in the widget list. What's the name of this app? Where can I ...
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how to add gmail widget in galaxy ace duos

How can i add gmail widget in my background screen. am unable to get it from widgets. FYI i can see Samsung Default Email widget
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Quickly turn on / off lock screen?

Is there someway to quickly turn on / off the lock screen without delving into the settings? Most of the time I want the lock screen, but when using the device to play music / the radio I'd like ...
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Is there an easy way to to send a simple GET request from a lock screen widget? [closed]

I've built a garage door opener that can be triggered by a GET request (with the appropriate password, of course), and right now it's controlled by a webpage with javascript. It's possible to use this ...
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Is there any widget for iframing a link/url and make it viewable on homescreen in full or resizable area? [closed]

Is there any widget for iframing a link/url and make it view able on home screen in full or re sizable area?
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What exactly is a widget?

I found some conflicting definitions on the term. On http://developer.android.com/reference/android/view/View.html, the author defined widgets as "View is the base class for widgets, which are used to ...
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Send predefined sms/text message to group with a shortcut

I would like to install a "panic button" on my phone's home screen or lock screen that would send a predefined sms/text message to a selected group of people. I am NOT looking for a group sms app ...
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Huawei Ascend Y511 with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean lock screen Widgets

I cannot get the lock screen widgets to work no matter what I do. I do not have Corporate account added, just Google, Viber and Facebook. I searched the internet quite some times, but I couldn't find ...
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Galaxy 4 - Remove widget from homescreen

I have a picture from my gallery in front of my wallpaper on my homescreen, it got there by accident while in my pocket. how can I get rid of this pic so all I see is my wallpaper? I've tried ...
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Widgets appear to be entirely missing from my device

When I long press on the Home screen, I am offered a "Choose Wallpaper From" menu. Everything I've looked at says I should be able to add Widgets here also, but nope. Widgets are not automatically ...
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how to change analog clock widget on homescreen to digital clock

I'm stumped. I don't know if my phone is broken or what's happening. I have an analog clock widget on my home screen and I want to change it to a digital clock. If i tap the widget it takes me ...
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Removing a phone number from favorite contacts widget

I recently upgraded Android system on my Sony Xperia M cell phone from 4.1.something to 4.3 and it seems that the new system comes with many changed widgets, one of which is Top Contacts widget (not ...
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Where's the alarm widget on my new HTC One m8?

I just "upgraded" to a HTC One M8 from a Galaxy S3 and I can't see how to add the alarm home-screen widget. On the S3 there's the '2 x 1 Alarm' widget which is great. How do I add this to my M8 ...
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Custom Layout in Minimalistic Text?

I'm using the free version of minimalistic text on android 2.3.7 and I can't seem to find any option for custom layout. There are references to it on the net but I can't seem to find it anywhere. Is ...
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widgets with cutomized service?

I am new to android, just bought a nexus 5. I am now trying to customize my desktop (I am using nova launcher + Zooper free widget maker ). Now, the problem is, can I customize the service of a ...
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Is it possible to disable the “Activate Google Now” reminder every time you use “Google Search Widget”?

I've started to use Android 4.X for the first time (after being a long term Android 2.3.X user) and some things are new to me. One of the things that annoy me more is the "new Google Search Widget", ...
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Location consent annoyance

I use the Power Control widget shipped with Android to quickly turn GPS on and off. Since update 4.4.1 or 4.4.2, which features WiFi-based location detection, it's been pestering me for this location ...
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Lockscreen widget default to expanded on Android 4.3 or upcoming 4.4

Does anyone know if there is a configuration to allow the lockscreen widget to default to expanded view on Android 4.3 or higher? I have a Note 3 and have not yet received the 4.4 update. I prefer ...
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Is there an app for quickly toggling between different settings presets / profiles?

I am aware of apps such as Power Toggles, Extended Controls etc.. All of there however allow you to toggle each setting as a separate entity. I was wondering if there is an app which allows you to ...
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How to remove useless space after removing google now search bar?

Please tell me there is a way to get rid of that blank space that was left after I removed the google now search bar from my Moto G running 4.3. I managed to deactivate it via the apps' settings, and ...
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Pure news (scollable) not working

I want to have news appear on the home screen of my tablet so I got Pure news widget. I installed it and added the widget but the widget is empty (no news shows up). I assume I need to add a feed ...
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Disabling Pattern Unlock when Power Button Pressed

I've just downloaded and installed DashClock onto my Nexus 5. I really like the functionality - but I found its usefulness is diminished somewhat by the fact that the pattern unlock automatically ...
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Widgets of installed apps do not appear in list

I just bought my father a chinese phone, seems to be working great except after I install an app, it does not appear in the widgets list. I have tried several apps (Wifi Manager, Gsam Battery monitor) ...
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How do you add widgets to the lockscreen in KitKat?

Just got a Nexus 5 running KitKat (what else?), but I cannot figure out how to add widgets to the lockscreen! On JB, swiping right from the left edge while showing lockscreen would display a "+" ...
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Music player widget title cut off

My iPod recently broke so I started using Google Play Music on my phone. It works quite well and today I discovered the widget, so I added it to my home screen. It's very useful, the only thing is ...
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how to make Google cards always appear?

I really like the Google card thinghies but I don't like that they disappear. Is there any way to force them to stay on the home screen as widgets? I want the weather and the currency exchange one ...
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Can I override page buddy's recommended applications settings?

When I plug in my headphones, an Earphones page appears on my device with the title "Enjoy listening to your device", which is part of page buddy. I have a music widget and a video widget, which is ...
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Odd but great Lock Screen Behaviour - can't get it back

I have just experienced an odd but really cool feature regarding my lock screen and I can't work out how to get it back (Phone Model: Galaxy Nexus running Android 4.3). I went to unlock my phone ...
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Auto-switching Audio Widget?

I use a lot of audio apps on my HTC One, like Doggcatcher, Google Music, Tunein Radio, Pandora, NPR, etc. Most, if not all, of these apps have a 4x1 widget which controls playback. These are very ...
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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 ...