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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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HTC People Widget - Improve Touch Accuracy?

I have HTC's people widget on one of my home screens. I like its functionality but sometimes when I touch a contact, another one gets selected. A completely different contact gets the green selection ...
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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 ...