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widgets not working when app is moved to sd card

When I move my applications to the the sd card using the "Move To SD Card" feature in ICS the widgets for particular application stop working it says "Problem loading widget".Does anyone know a ...
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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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Is there a widget for Twitter search?

I'd like to monitor Twitter for certain keywords. I wonder if there is a widget which displays live search results on my home screen, which are automaticly updated at a certain interval. I've tried ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Widget for controlling tethering

Are there any widgets on the market that let me control standard Android tethering? I use it quite a lot and it's a pain to have to navigate through all the Settings options just to check a ...
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Is there a widget available that duplicates the Launcher Pro Calendar Agenda widget?

Here's what I'm talking about: I want a widget that shows me an agenda of my Google calendar just like this. But I'm not using Launcher Pro anymore, I'm now on a Samsung Galaxy Nexus and am using ...
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Help with resizable widgets on Samsung Galaxy S 2?

I'm using the default launcher (TouchWiz 4.0). Some of the widgets can be resized which is great, but unfortunately it seems many others cannot be resized at all. What causes this discrepancy? Is ...
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How to add Google Search Widget on Samsung Verizon GalaxyS?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S phone from Verizon. I don't see the option to add the Google search widget like I have with other Android phones. Is there a simple way to add this without doing something as ...
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High-density RSS reader widget

I've been trying to find a good RSS widget that maximizes the number of entries that will fit in 4x2 or 4x4, especially for titles or sites with short entries like headlines. Any good ones out there? ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Clock widgets and other widgets freezing on GS4

Often when I charge my GS4 phone two different clock widgets and my GNotes widgets freeze up. I have to restart the phone to make the widgets work again. The clock widgets are BeWeather and Fancy ...
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how to lower boot up time? (many apps 122, rooted device)

[old subject: link2sd not mounting second partition, "quick restart" fails too] [IMPORTANT: boot time took 20 minutes, see at the end...] My phone suddenly reboot (while I was ...