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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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Gmail widget goes empty after a while

I have a Moto G (XT1033) that runs Android 4.4.2. In my home screen I placed the Gmail widget; it works correctly for a while but then it goes empty/unresponsive (like in the screenshot below) and ...
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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 an 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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Favourite contacts widget - call default number

I'm using the Favourite contacts widget that is preinstalled on Samsung Glaxy S3. When clicking on a contact that has a default number selected the widget asks me which number to call. I would like ...
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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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How to add a widget to a lock screen? (HTC One mini)

I'm trying to add Event Flow Calendar Widget to the lock screen of my HTC One mini I try to follow HTC's instructions, but I don't see "Lock screen style" under "Personalize" on my phone. I'm ...
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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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Widget for bluetooth connection?

Is there any way to make a shortcut for the following three-step process: Select settings Select bluetooth Connect to the bluetooth device (a sound box) I want to connect to? I'd like to be able ...
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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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Why does my wifi hotspot widget no longer provide a free hotspot?

I have occasionally been using my Android phone as a hotspot without signing up for that service from Verizon by activating the hotspot through a 3rd-part widget (I use Elixir 2 Widgets) rather than ...
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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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Manually refreshing Gmail through the widget

I've been trying to save on data and have turned off all syncing while I'm not connected to WiFi using tasker to automate the whole process. Something that I would like to do would be to refresh my ...
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Chosing recommended applications

There is a way that I can choose the "recommended application" when the headphone are connected into the phone ? When I let my finger on the Icon, I get message (translated from French) Impossible ...
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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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Is there a way to change apps shown in s-view window on Samsung Galaxy Note 3?

I have the note 3 and the s-view case. Its great but only lets you have a few widgets accessible from the lock scree. Is there any way to change or customize these widgets?
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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 ...
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What do the different coloured bars on the 1x1 widget in Better Battery Stats app mean?

I understand these are supposed to signify ratios of different phone states but I cannot get my head around which is supposed to be which.
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how to set up lockscreen and quick acces to apps

Back in the day, I had a phone which I rooted and got a custom rom. (An Xperia X8, with the GingerDX custom rom using android 2.3.7) When I turned on the phone, I got the sliders for calling, ...
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My clock has disappeared

I have a HTC Desire X running Android 4.0.4 (not rooted). I use the "Digital Clock" widget which comes with phone on my home screen. The phone came with 3 clock related widgets - Weather Clock, ...
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Adding a 2x Picture Widget on home screen

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4. I have a picture that I would like to have as a 2x2 widget. I don't want to set it as background; I want it like the Weather widget.
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Clock / Weather widget does not display on the home screen

I accidentally deleted my clock/weather from my home screen on my Samsung Galaxy S3. I downloaded a new app but when I add it to my home screen it just stays small, when I tap on it it just gives me ...
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Recover mini paper widget contents after update (2.3.3 to 2.3.4)

I've updated my Galaxy S2 from 2.3.3 to 2.3.4 only to find that the mini paper widget is now broken. Plenty of places on the web explain how to clear the data to get it working again, but is there ...
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Do any launchers restore home screen widgets from Google backup?

Are there any custom/3rd-party launchers that, when you have Back up my data turned on in the Backup & reset settings, restore home screen widgets when a backup is restored? I know the stock one ...