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Why don't some widgets work on Cyanogen?

I have a HTC Hero CDMA that I upgraded to Cyanogen 6. I'm on version 6.0.0-Heroc-testing2. Before installing Cyanogen, I had the official Twitter widget and official Facebook widget on one of my ...
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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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Notifications widget

I keep disabling the notification's tab. Is there a widget that would show up my notifications on a widget on my homescreen?
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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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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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Where is my original Galaxy S task manager?

When I bought my i9000, there was a task manager kind of thing on the home screen which showed a memory status bar and the number of processes, and when I touched it it showed details of all process ...
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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 ...
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On the android Incredible, is there any way to make a shortcut to the “All Photos” view?

The HTC photo-album takes up an entire screen; is there a way to make a shortcut, or is there a smaller widget or app, that would open up the all-photos view? The easiest method I've found is to go ...
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Better folders, which support drag & drop: is that even possible?

I've tried three different folder widgets for Android 2.3, but I noticed none of them supports adding applications via drag & drop, like the native folders do. Is that even possible to do? I ...
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A music widget that works with Google Music streaming and offline service?

I'd like a widget to display playing info and cover art that works with latest Google Music app, more importantly both while playing offline tracks (those marked to be offline, so actually Google ...
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Is there a widget that allows for speed dialing?

Is there a widget that would allow me to have, for instance, 9-10 names so I can call them quickly? Maybe 10 icons associated with 10 names/numbers?
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Locale powersave plugin & Power Control widget

I use Locale app with powersave plugin. 3G is usually switched off except during scheduled syncing to save power. There are occassional situations when I would like to use 3G and I would like switch ...
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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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Why Have Some of My Widgets Disappeared After Switching Launchers?

I recently changed my launcher from the default TouchWiz (I have an AT&T SGS3, with the official 4.1.1 installed) to Nova Launcher. I enjoy Nova, but I've noticed something strange: the Calendar ...
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can't remove persistent android widget (accuweather.com)

I am facing an annoying problem due to the widget called "accuweather.com". It pops up while I'm using applications on my phone (Samsung galaxy s2 with gingerbread 2.3.5). I can't uninstall it because ...
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How can I verify that a widget updates only when it's visible?

I've installed a task manager widget that shows me the amount of free memory I currently have in the icon of the widget. When I look at it it updates every ~3 seconds, so it definitely drains some ...
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Stock widget in Apex Launcher

How do I get to use stock widgets (like email) on HTC Sensation 4G running on ICS and Sense 3.6 with Apex Launcher Pro?
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GO Launcher EX: widget lost after reboot

Whenever I reboot, widget get lost in GO Launcher EX. how can I fix this? NB: the widget is on the internal memory
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HTC People Widget: Changing Pictures

Is there any way to change or set the source for the pictures on the People Widget when you have linked contacts? Example: I have my wife as one of my contacts. I have her Facebook/Twitter ...
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Space for widget which not exist

My problem is that I want to delete space for the widget which is shown in below screenshot. Any hints how can I remove it? I have got CyanogenNod 12.01 (Android 5.1.1). the thing I want to delete ...
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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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How to extend the timespan of Google's calendar widget?

Or in other words: How to show more dates in Google's calender widget? The next date I added to my Google calender is an appointment I have in eight days from now. The Google calender widget does not ...
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How to hide calendar but receive reminder notifications?

I have a calendar containing only regularly recuring dates. I would like to hide this calendar or these dates from the ordinary Google calendar app and the Google calendar widget. The reminder ...
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Volume Slider Widget - Home and or Lock screen(s)

I recently replaced the micro-USB port on my Galaxy Nexus (GSM version, running 4.1.2) after it corroded due to water damage. During that process, I accidentally ruined the connection to the volume ...
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simple photo frame widget

Is there a widget that will show an image you select and quite literally nothing else? No buttons, no switching photos, no sycning or grabbing from remote locations. Just show an image. EDIT: I'm ...
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News & Weather Widget Not Updating

I have a news & weather widget on my Nexus S home screen, set to show the weather for my current location. In its settings, I have it set to update once an hour along with automatic location ...
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Is there any way to crop widgets in HTC Sense?

I've seen people crop off part of a widget to make it take up less space. Is there any readily-available way to do this on an HTC phone with Sense (Droid Incredible, to be specific)?
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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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S Planner (Mini) widget in Galaxy Note 2 (running on 4.1.2 JB) doesn't update

Recently added the S Planner (Mini) widget to the home screen to have a quick glance of my calendar for the current day. But the widget is not updating by itself. When I tap on 'Today' then the date ...
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Asus Transformer 4.1.1 Email Widget shows “Waiting for sync” forever

I have the Asus Transformer running Android 4.1.1. I'm trying to use the email widget to check my mail. When I enter in my account information, I get a screen that looks like this: All my ...
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How to put a Call contact using Skype shortcut widget on the home screen? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Quick Dial Shortcut with skype Is it possible to make a desktop shortcut to dial a number with skype?
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Icons changing screen postion

Every so often I will unlock my phone and notice an Icon is missing on my home screen. Upon further investigation it seems that I can always find it on the home screen to the left or right. My ...
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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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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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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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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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Small clock icon above AM/PM on 4x2 clock widget

Just received JellyBean 4.1.2 on my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S3. I have always used the 4x2 digital clock widget and I noticed a small icon that looks like a clock appearing just above the AM/PM. This ...
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Where can I find a widget to enable or disable GPRS in my Spice Mi-270 Android handset?

I have a Spice Mi-270 Android phone. There is no touch gadget to enable or disable the GPRS connection. Every time I have to select settings -> wireless & networks -> data communication sim ...
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Swipe from the side to activate a widget overlay?

Have looked in various places, googled, looked on the play store, etc., but so far I've been unable to find an app or other way to do what I'm looking for, which I'll describe here: I've been using ...
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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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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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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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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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Do HTC widgets not work with ADWLauncher?

I've just installed ADW.launcher, which is a lot cleaner than the original HTC Sense homescreen, but I can't seem to get my Clock/Weather widget back. It's not appearing in the list of widgets. Is it ...
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How do I launch a widget from a shortcut on Home screen?

I use MultiROM manager to switch from one ROM to another. It has a widget which lists all of your installed ROMs and you can choose anyone to boot into. (Click image to enlarge) All good here, ...
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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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Widgets occupying the whole screen

I have a Samsung Galaxy Y phone, I use the Android App called as "Any.Do" to help me with my To-do list management. One of it's widgets called as the "Any.Do Grande (4x4)" occupies the whole of my ...