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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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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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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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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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Maximize Lockscreen widget?

I am on Android 4.2.1 (Galaxy Nexus), when using Lockscreen widgets, they are always quite small until once drags them down, then they get maximized. Any way to maximize them by default? Thanks :-)
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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, ...