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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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Why is my Stock Widget not displaying anything/displays problem loading widget

Mine is a Stock Android 4.1.2 Samsung device.In this i have installed the Google Now Launcher. I am trying to view Clock widget(Stock widget which displays the date,time) but it's not displaying ...
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Gmail widget goes empty after a while

I have a Moto G (XT1033) that runs Android 4.4.2. In my home screen I placed the Gmail widget; it works correctly for a while but then it goes empty/unresponsive (like in the screenshot below) and ...
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Favourite contacts widget - call default number

I'm using the Favourite contacts widget that is preinstalled on Samsung Glaxy S3. When clicking on a contact that has a default number selected the widget asks me which number to call. I would like ...
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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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How to add a widget to a lock screen? (HTC One mini)

I'm trying to add Event Flow Calendar Widget to the lock screen of my HTC One mini I try to follow HTC's instructions, but I don't see "Lock screen style" under "Personalize" on my phone. I'm ...
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Widget for bluetooth connection?

Is there any way to make a shortcut for the following three-step process: Select settings Select bluetooth Connect to the bluetooth device (a sound box) I want to connect to? I'd like to be able ...
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Why does my wifi hotspot widget no longer provide a free hotspot?

I have occasionally been using my Android phone as a hotspot without signing up for that service from Verizon by activating the hotspot through a 3rd-part widget (I use Elixir 2 Widgets) rather than ...
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Manually refreshing Gmail through the widget

I've been trying to save on data and have turned off all syncing while I'm not connected to WiFi using tasker to automate the whole process. Something that I would like to do would be to refresh my ...
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Chosing recommended applications

There is a way that I can choose the "recommended application" when the headphone are connected into the phone ? When I let my finger on the Icon, I get message (translated from French) Impossible ...
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How can I protect android widgets

I can protect my android apps with Smart App Protector(App Lock), with this app I can set up password for privacy protection. But what to do with widgets on my home screens? For example I have ...
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Is there a way to change apps shown in s-view window on Samsung Galaxy Note 3?

I have the note 3 and the s-view case. Its great but only lets you have a few widgets accessible from the lock scree. Is there any way to change or customize these widgets?