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Is there a widget that shows free/busy status of one of my Google Calendar calendars?

I have, in my Google Calendar account, several calendars which have been shared by friends/family/co-workers. Is there a widget which I can place on my phone's home page which will show whether or ...
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How can I display an image from a URL on a home screen?

I want to load an image from a URL and have it get updated regularly from a web page. Something like a widget that would show my current Stack Overflow flair. Another badge/flair example is to ...
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How can I tap once on my home screen and start composing an email to a specified contact?

I'm looking for a widget, shortcut, etc. that will let me tap it once and the next screen I see if the compose email screen for someone. For example, if I have a contact Joe whose email is ...
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What is a widget?

What distinguishes a widget from an app or a shortcut? I can understand the concept of an app, as something that runs on Android to provide a particular use or function. I can also understand the ...
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What does the new button on the power control widget do?

There are 6 buttons on my power control widget: WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, ???, Data sync, Screen brightness. What does the 4th one do? P.S. I'm using an Orange San Francisco (ZTE Blade) with the ...
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Is there an easy way to switch render effects?

I find myself changing render effects a lot on my Nexus One. During the day brightness is ok, but to read on bed it's extremely bright even on the lowest setting. I find that going to options, ...
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Widget to show alarm information on HTC Desire

Is it possible to have information about scheduled alarms always visible on the screen? Ideally, as a widget with the list of alarms, or at least just the time of the next alarm somewhere, so I could ...
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How to display my calendar on the lock screen?

What is the best way to show (non-interactive) widgets on the lock screen? I have bought WidgetLocker, but it forces me to unlock the screen twice (using both WidgetLocker and native slider). ...
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Widget to immediately phone a specific contact?

I have a widget that places an icon of a specific contact on my home screen. Whenever I touch it, the phone immediately dials that person. Problem is - I already forgot what the widget is called (I'd ...
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Good clock and weather widget for someone dealing with multiple timezones / cities

I work for a big corporate with development centers around the world. There are 4 in particular that I interact with frequently and travel to regularly. What I'd like is a clock and weather widget ...
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Samsung Galaxy S2 Wifi Hotspot Toggle Widget

I have upgraded to ICS on an i9100, from GB. Both of these provide wifi tethering by default. Under GB many of the widgets available could toggle the wifi tethering on and off - a simple switch. ...
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How can I edit or remove people from the favourite contacts widget on my HTC Legend?

How can I edit or remove people from the favourite contacts widget on my HTC Legend?
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Can I put a widget inside a folder?

I have a number of widgets that I really like, but my Droid takes an awful long time to draw the home screen, even using the Zeam launcher replacement. Can I use folders on my home screen to hold ...
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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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Is there a way to make a link to a specific page of a PDF file *on the desktop*?

Like, how a lot of application shortcuts let you link a particular shortcut within the application on the shortcut - like how the Dropbox Android application allows you to set shortcuts to particular ...
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Show IP and connection info in Minimalistic Text

is it possible to show the phone IP and/or connection info using the Minimalistic Text widget ? I did not find any field of this kind in the customization menu, but I do know that is possible to ...
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Is there a one-click widget to make my phone completely silent?

I currently use Mute All but it requires several clicks. I like the ease of Silent Toggle Widget but it doesn't turn of media sounds. Ideally the widget would also turn of haptic feedback.
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Are there any notification widgets for android that show the number of missed calls, messages, etc. just like on the regular notification screen?

Are there any notification widgets for android that show the number of missed calls, messages, etc. just like on the regular notification screen? I'm currently using widget locker to customize my ...
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Is There an Official Google Reader App With Widget?

Does anyone know if there is an official app from Google for Google Reader? I would like an official app with a widget that displays the number of unread feed items. Good News! Google just added ...
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N7/4.2 Can't add lock screen widgets?

I was pretty excited to hear Android 4.2 brings lock screen widgets. But after updating my Nexus 7 tablet, I'm not able to do that: I just have a clock widget that I can remove (it reappears after ...
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Have a widget activating something in an app?

I have the SyncMe app, and I would like to have a widget activating a fuction in the app. Now I have to open the app -> Click on a button -> Click on another button. Can I have a widget doing this ...
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What do the buttons on the Android power control do?

The first two buttons on the Android power control widget are Wifi and Bluetooth. What do the other 3 buttons do?
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Why isn't gmail listed as a recent app when I long-press the Home button?

This would be helpful at times... I usually just end up pressing home and selecting the gmail widget from there but I've gotten used to long-pressing home to get to recent apps. Could it be due to ...
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Can anyone identify the widgets or software used in this?

I see this image and i would like to configure my Android phone to look like this too :) But I have trouble finding the software or widgets used. Can someone help me to find/identify them? ...
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Do widgets run if not on current home screen?

I have the EA daily deals widget installed on my second home screen. The widget is basically a rotating banner of deals in the Play store. Since it is constantly rotating the displayed banner I assume ...
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How do you resize the Gmail widget?

I can't seem to get the Gmail widget resized to full screen on my SG2. How do I resize it so that it covers the whole screen area? Android 4.0.4.
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Websites that focus on widgets

I see a lot of sites that focus on apps, but where are the sites that focus on widgets? For example, I'm trying to find an agenda widget that doesn't hurt my eyes, but it's really hard trying to ...
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How do I configure existing Power Controls widget in Android?

I've added stock Power Controls widget to the home screen of my Android 2.3 (Cyanogenmod). While being installed it displayed its settings screen. Now I'm unable to reconfigure the widget. The only ...
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Can anyone reccomend a 2g / 3g switching widget?

I've just got my new HTC Desire HD and I want to switch 3G on and off as required. I used to do this on my old HTC magic and got quite good battery life compared to some friends with the same phone. ...
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Lock widgets in place

Is there any way to lock widgets in place so that a long-tap won't make them move?
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Force Trebuchet to reload my widgets?

Whenever I install a new widget, I don't know if it supports ICS or not immediately because it won't show up on the Widgets tab until I restart the phone. It is highly inconvenient. Is there a way to ...
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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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HTC Clock widget takes 2-3 seconds to update after unlock

On my HTC One X, my home screen has an HTC Clock widget on it. When I unlock my phone, the time displayed on the clock shows the old time (when the phone was last unlocked) for about 2-3 seconds, and ...
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What is the difference between Widget and program that can be added to the home screen?

When I hold the home screen on a spot a set of options appears to add to Home. Two of these options say program and widget. To add my calendar app which syncs with my google calendar I had to use ...
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How to restore the active applications widget in home screen?

In the home screen of my Galaxy Tab I accidentally deleted the widget which showed me the active applications running in the background. Can anyone tell me how I can restore this?
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How can I make a shortcut to the “Recent Apps” dialog?

Do you know if there is any way to create a shortcut or widget on the homescreen to access to the "Recent Apps" list? Basically, is there any way to access to this list without having to hold the Home ...
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Do widgets slow down Android phone?

I use a lot of widgets (like Gmail, calender, weather app, Facebook, music, news, etc.) and since I have been using them I feel my mobile has become slower than before. I don't use a task manager. ...
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How to get Power Control Widget (Status bar widget) on stock rom

Can I have the Power Control Widget (Status bar widget) from CM7 on the Stock ROM? This is the is the only feature I missed from CM7 when I switched back to Stock ROM. It gives the quick access to ...
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How can I switch the weather layout in Beautiful Widgets from clock/current conditions mode to forecast mode?

I am trying to setup a lock-screen widget set to suit my liking. I have the top of the screen covered exactly how I want it with the current weather, clock, and battery meter provided by SiMi ...
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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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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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How do I quickly change the default action of a contact in the favorites widget?

I see no obvious way to change the default action of a contact that's added to the Favorites widget. I have to remove that contact from the Favorites group, and re-add that contact (which then prompts ...
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Is there an interactive calendar widget that allows me to switch between agenda view and calendar view? [closed]

I'm looking for an interactive calendar widget that allows me to switch between agenda view and calendar view. The Go Calendar widget is really useful allowing you to scroll through the agenda and ...
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Can widgets with settings be moved from one launcher to another?

I want to switch from ADW.Launcher to GO Launcher Ex but want to maintain my desktop layouts and widgets. Is there any way to move or copy widgets from one launcher to the other so that they have the ...
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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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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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Possible to monitor multiple Twitter accounts and Facebook pages with widget?

I manage social media for a living and have finally had enough with Apple and made the switch to Android. I love it so far but there are two things I haven't had time to figure out how to do, really ...
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Shortcut to turn Wi-Fi on/off on Samsung Galaxy Nexus?

Since the sync utility I use to sync my Samsung Galaxy Nexus with Outlook only supports Wi-Fi instead of USB, I searched the AppStore for an application that adds a shortcut on the screen to make it ...
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Is there a task widget that only shows todays tasks? [closed]

Is there a task widget that only shows todays tasks? I have a had a few that I have downloaded, synced with my google account, and all was fine. I then added that task app as a widget and started ...
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How can I turn off the 3G connection?

I'd like to be able to turn the 3G connection on and off without navigating the "Settings -> Wireless and networks -> Mobile Networks" menus each time. Is there a widget (or some other way) of ...