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It may depend on what phone you have but for HTC phones you can add a "Shortcut" of a person and have the shortcut be the whole contact card or just start an e-mail message (or any other contract related actions) Long press on the home screen to bring up the "Add to Home" menu, select "Shortcut" then select "Person". Here you can select the person you want ...


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I'm not sure if this is HTC specific, but this is what I need to do to get a "direct dial" icon on my HTC desire. Long press on where you want to add the icon Hit 'Shortcut' Hit 'Direct Dial' Select the contact you want to use (if the contact has more than one number, you'll need to pick which one) There should now be an icon that will have that ...


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There are two different kinds of Widget in Android: AppWidget: a small view of an application (e.g. Weather widget) that can be embedded inside another application (e.g. Home Screen) GUI Widget: buttons, textbox, etc; any visual interface element. I believe you're talking about the former (AppWidget). An AppWidget always belongs to an App. An App that ...


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On the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, you can add the Android built-in "Power Control" widget to your screen, this has a one-click button for turning Wifi on and off on the left-hand end of the bar. (screen shot is from the home screen of my Galaxy Nexus, but this power bar has been built-in to Android since at least v1.6, though some manufacturer customizations ...


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I just downloaded the Official Google Reader app from the market. No widget yet.


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There is a dearth of official apps for google's own services on google's own mobile OS. No official Google Reader App, no official widget. That may be because they work on optimizing the mobile versions of those web-services, to obviate the need for an additional app. You've already got the browser -- why install an app for a web-service? This 2008 ...


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The last three are GPS Receiver, Data Sync and Screen Brightness. As seen here. And it looks like the Extended Controls app gives you even more control (android police article) and here it is on appbrain.


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You basically answered the question. A widget is a 'view' on an application that will update and can be embedded in apps like the home screen. A 'program' in the home screen sense is a static link to an full-screen application startup. See the first para of the Android developer docs for more details about what a Widget is: ...


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Hey tolomea. I couldn't find a widget that could do all that but I did find this app that can. World Watch is an advanced world clock for an editable list of locations around the world. Includes sunrise, sunset, dawn and dusk times for the current or a given calendar date. Also includes weather conditions and a 4-day forecast. I haven't used it since ...


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It's either a mobile network data enabled switch or a 2G/3G switch, try it and check your data connection. Edit: got confirmation, see comments.


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I have the same issue, N7 with 4.2 with an Exchange Corporate Account that forces a password/pin. You are correct that it has to do with corporate account. I removed my corporate account and was able to add widgets, even with the security still set to "password to unlock". I also changed to Pin and Slide to unlock and all of them worked as well. I then ...


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long press the home screen, select samsung widgets--> select program monitor


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It's possible that you're long-pressing the icon and then sliding it over to the other screen. This is also how you could put it back where you want it without deleting and re-adding the icon/widget. Several times I've inadvertantly rested a finger on the keyboard long enough to bring up the menu.


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I believe this should work - Widgetsoid2.x on Google Play (I have verified that this allows you to create a toggle widget on ICS which does not go into settings app and does it work directly. Although since Wi-Fi Hotspot is not working on my custom ROM of ICS yet, I can't verify the actual working.)


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Technical answer: Yes. Practical answer: It's hard. You'll need: "Manual intent shortcuts" app to add really custom shortcuts on the desktop ( https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.cwfk.ig88.intents ). Plus: Knowledge how to generate a specific intent that does exactly what you want to do (install above app and see what information it wants, ...


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In short, you can't. Only the application can interact with itself internally, unless an API was created for that end. External applications aren't able to know what to do in order to follow your desired "path". The best you could achieve is opening the application, but you still needed to manually tap the buttons. My recommendation: I believe you are ...


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There are some technical reasons explained on the Android developers website that justify why the widget may have stopped working: Any of this ones aren't recommended to move to an External Storage due to possible failure: Services Your running Service will be killed and will not be restarted when external storage is remounted. You can, however, ...


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You can access them through the group "Starred in Android" in GMail


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mru is right about the Android and Me News Widget. Based on the dock at the bottom I'd also say mru's right about that being the Sense UI as well, which means the clock and weather widget is stock, but you can replicate it with these: Weather Forecast & Clock Widget Beautiful Widgets I have the Fancy Widget but it's no longer available because HTC ...


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If you haven't opened the application in a while, it will naturally disappear from the list of recent apps. Try opening it with the widget and then going back to the home screen. If gmail is once again under you list of recent apps, you just haven't opened it in a while. If it doesn't appear at all, then the widget you are using doesn't add gmail as a ...


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Maybe not entirely what you're asking for, but have you tried using AppBrain? It usually does the trick for me in finding any sort of app, widgets included. The screenshots are helpful. To the secondary (not quite asked) question, I find Android Agenda Widget to be very easy on the eyes and highly themeable.


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I use the Power Control Widget. Allows you to toggle Data, wifi and various other settings from your home screen.


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Try Any.Do. It's an normal task app with nice style, and the widget is only showing tasks for today, also several sizes are available.


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Beautiful Widgets installs a bunch of individual widgets that can be used. The one with the clock and weather is the "SuperClock" (or "Beautiful Home", maybe) widget. It sounds like you just need to select "Beautiful Weather 4x1" when picking a widget (unless the lock screen widget thingy doesn't give that choice - is that the case?).


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If you're using the stock launcher, you can't. If you use an alternative launcher like Nova Launcher or Apex Launcher (one which has support for scrolling & resizable widgets), then you can. Put the gmail widget on your homescreen by long-pressing and selecting the label of choice. THen long-press the widget itself and from the popup menu, choose RESIZE ...


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Short answer Widgets don't actually "run" themselves, like normal apps do. The widget host (i.e. the home screen app, or the lock screen) is in charge of drawing all the widgets. The widget provider (part of the app) tells the host what layout to give each widget, and how often it wants the widget to update. There's nothing running to "suspend", regardless ...


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I share my experience and knowledge as an android developer: Most widgets don't consume (or use just a bit) processor power when they are not visible, but some would consume even if your screen is off and phone is locked. It is based on what task the widget is considered to do, and how developer has written and optimized the code. As a general rule: more ...


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Make sure the app is on internal memory, not the SD card. I know that Android does not support widgets for apps that have been installed to the SD card instead of internal memory (at least for android 3 and below; not sure if it has changed for android 4).


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There don't seem to be any widgets that let you monitor twitter for certain keywords, but here's a workaround that might do the trick. Try an application like Meta widget. It can turn any webpage to a widget.



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