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How do i get my Clock & Weather widget on my homescreen

I used to have a widget for Clock & Weather on my home screen but it vanished. trying to set it up again but am not successful. Am seeing that you need to press down on home screen and select ...
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Galaxy S6 settings widget

I want to add a shortcut to the tethering/mobile hotspot setting, but I can't find the settings widget. Does this not exists? Is there a way to add it to the quick settings (swipe down from top)?
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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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Add back the digital clock & date widget on Samsung Galaxy S5 homescreen

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 and it used to have date and time on homescreen. I'm having trouble getting it back.
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How to Better Data Usage as Widget?

My system: CM13 Temasek's ROM (equivalent to Android 6.0) in Samsung Galaxy S4 gt-i9506. I would like to have a real-time recording of my data usage as a widget. My limit is 25 GB which reset time ...
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Why is there no direct message widget on my Galaxy S6 stock?

On a brand new Samsung Galaxy S6 in Europe with Android 5.1.1 and Nova Launcher there are widgets for adding a shortcut into a contact and to call a contact's phone number, but the one for text ...
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PPP widget requests modem PIN for HAUWEI-EC168

Today I tried to use my modem on Android(Sony Xperia Z Tab). I downloaded the PPP widget and try to connect after inserting my modem with OTG cable. A pop up message came up requesting for modem PIN. ...
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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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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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Missing widgets bar/docker

It seems I have missed the option for adding widgets on Android 5.1 (this is on a chinese branded phone), maybe I touched on the wrong place. Now, when I long tap over home screen I get nothing but a ...
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Settings app crashes while adding widgets

I am using Lenovo K3 Note with go launcher, a few days ago I tried to add a widget to home but I got "Unfortunately, Settings has stopped". This error only appear when adding system multi cells ...
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Change temperature unit on Total Launcher

I'm using Total Launcher, from the makers of ssLauncher. It has a weather widget that uses OpenWeatherMap. The default string is %4.1f° and the widget shows Celsius. I tried every letter in the ...
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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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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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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'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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Cannot add weather app widgets on homescreen

I have Samsung Galaxy S4 (SCH-I545). I accidentally removed my weather widget on my home screen, and I know how to add widgets. So I thought if I just re-add it again, it will work. However it keeps ...
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Is there a way to periodically force stop a program through Tasker? (Galaxy S6)

So I noticed that every once in a while, the widgets on my home screen stop updating. I thought it was because of battery saving mode or data connection, like every forum post I've come across said, ...
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Is there a more efficient way to turn mobile hotspot on / off? [duplicate]

I'd like to reduce the number of steps needed to turn mobile hotspot on or off. Currently it's unlock, then five taps. Galaxy Note 4, Android 5.0.1 Lollipop. I did find this question, but it's from ...
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stock data usage widget is displaying the wrong info

I'm running 5.1 and have the stock data monitor/usage widget on my homescreen. My problem is that the quantity displayed on the widget is completely unrelated to (the correct) quantity displayed in ...
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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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Can I make the weather widget depend on wifi rather than location?

I upgraded from Galaxy Mega to Galaxy S6 Edge +. The weather widget seems to depend on me turning on 'location' (which I'm guessing is the renaming of GPS). In Mega, I need only Wifi. Now, I have to ...
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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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Google Calendar Widget Week View

How can I set the Google Calendar Widget to show the week view instead of the month view? I've browsed through all the calendar settings and just can't find any way to modify the widget's view. I can ...
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Widgets are not updating post-boot on CyanogenMod nightlies

I am using the Moto G 4G (Peregrine, XT1039). Cyanogenmod 12.1 latest nightly. I update once a week. Widgets are not updating post-boot on CyanogenMod nightlies. Do you know why? I have not ...
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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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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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Automating widget launch

Title says about everything. I'd like an ability to automate launching a widget. Specifically what I'd like to do is link the ustream broadcast now widget into an automation app like Tasker or ...
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Settings shortcut widget in Galaxy Tab running Android 5.0.2?

I'm using Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 with Nova launcher. On widgets section, I don't have settings shortcut. Below is the screenshot. What I want is notifications log from that shortcut.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Widget to toggle “OK Google” detection always on/off

I am looking for a widget which toggles my Nexus 6's option for "OK Google" always listen on/off. Usually when I am in the car, I need the phone to always listen for "OK Google" and easily turn it on ...
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Kitkat: Google Play Music's Widgets not showing up after installation

Why is that after I install Google Play Music on my phone its widgets do not appear. Is there any way to fix it?
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Widgets appear to be entirely missing from my device

When I long press on the Home screen, I am 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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remove weather from clock widget on kitkat

The title pretty much says it all. I don't really want the weather info on my home screen or my lock screen. I actually have windows in my house. Can I remove the weather section from the widget?
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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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To show Mobile Bookmarks of Chrome in Desktop?

I would like show my bookmarks in my Screen because some webpages work better than any application. It would be also create an application-like-button for a webpage if possible. Possible through ...
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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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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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Email widget: How to show inbox instead of subfolder?

I have a question regarding email on my Nexus 7 3G: When I try to add an email widget on my home screen I'm asked to choose a folder, but I only have the option to select a sub folder in my inbox, ...
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Password unlock and access to widgets?

So I just realised that having a Swipe unlock allows you to have widgets and access to the camera etc. But whenever I put a password, these features are gone. Is there a way I can allow for a swipe ...
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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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Temporarily disable notifications

I need a way to temporarily disable all notifications with ONE CLICK ONLY, for example via widget or EQS. I don't care if it is for all apps or just whatsapp, as long as it prevents vibration and ...
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No “enable lock screen widgets” option - Galaxy Alpha

Are lock screen widgets unavalible for the galaxy alpha? I can't find it under security settings, there are no options about the lock screen there at all, or the actual lock screen settings. I've got ...
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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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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 ...