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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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need to reinstall widget category on nexus 7

I have tried to find answers to this problems at several different forums. I went to the all apps screen where the widgets category tab should be and it was gone. I even tried to down load a widgets ...
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Huawei Ascend Y511 with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean lock screen Widgets

I cannot get the lock screen widgets to work no matter what I do. I do not have Corporate account added, just Google, Viber and Facebook. I searched the internet quite some times, but I couldn't find ...
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widgets with cutomized service?

I am new to android, just bought a nexus 5. I am now trying to customize my desktop (I am using nova launcher + Zooper free widget maker ). Now, the problem is, can I customize the service of a ...
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Odd but great Lock Screen Behaviour - can't get it back

I have just experienced an odd but really cool feature regarding my lock screen and I can't work out how to get it back (Phone Model: Galaxy Nexus running Android 4.3). I went to unlock my phone (...
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Clock Widget on tapping does not open

I currently switched to Samsung Galaxy s3! The first two days I would tap on the digital clock widget on the home screen to access the alarm. However, yesterday the software of the phone updated by ...
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Can I remove the last 3 widget host of the tablet I have?

This is maybe silly question but I don't know how to get it. When I start my android Tablet then I see 5 widget host where I can drag my app for easily run. I have removed few apps and now end 3 are ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 sleeping), ...
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Can I remove the gray triangle in the lower right of a contact icon?

I added a contact widget to the home screen of my Droid Razr M (running stock Android 4.1.1), and the icon has a little gray triangle in the lower right corner. Is there a way I can remove that from ...
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Google Reader widget items blinking

I have both a smartphone (Motorola Defy/MB525 running CyanogenMod 9) and a tablet (a cheap "generic" Genesis GT1230 running some obscure custom ROM). When I add the Google Reader widget (official app),...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Removing a phone number from favorite contacts widget

I recently upgraded Android system on my Sony Xperia M cell phone from 4.1.something to 4.3 and it seems that the new system comes with many changed widgets, one of which is Top Contacts widget (not ...
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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.