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For questions regarding Android widgets, functional "super icons" that can be added on to a launcher home screen.

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"Add widget" option not appearing on home screen

I would like to add a widget to my home screen. According to the official help page, I should touch and hold an empty space, and then tap "Widgets". However when I touch and hold an empty ...
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Google Sheets cell value as a widget

I would like to have some value from a cell in a google spreadsheets that is displayed on my android phone, a little bit like a KPI that I can track. So I thought that there must be a way to add this ...
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Google search bar widget closes keyboard after typing one letter

Using s21, most recent update 01/04/2022. This has been happening for a while. When I use the Google search bar widget (not the chrome app), the first time I type something into the search bar, it'll ...
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Cannot use voice command through Google Search Bar microphone icon

I have a Pixel 7. I have typically been able to just go to the search bar on the bottom screen of my phone and say set an alarm and it always set an alarm. Now it's sending me to a website. Is there ...
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Semi-negative appearance on 2 linked Android tablet's icons/widgets, why?

Using 2 (LINKED) Android Tablets (1-older & 1-new). Recently BOTH tablets have displayed The screen photo in a semi-negative appearance (appx 1/2 colored) & Widgets/icon buttons are nearly ...
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Install app widgets on Android Go? [duplicate]

I have already used this website to determine that I cannot put widgets on my home screen because of the version of Android Go I have installed. What version or launching app in general would be the ...
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Where did the Google calendar widget go?

Until recently, I had the combined date / weather widget from Google on my home screen. Clicking on it opened either the calendar, or the weather frog app. A few days ago, I noticed it was replaced ...
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Displaying scheduled text messages and icon widget on home screen

I am running Android 12 on a Realme 8 5G phone. When using the SMS application, it is possible to schedule a text message (for instance, it might be night, and you don't want to wake the receiver up, ...
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Get the number of past/remaining events for a recurring event

Let's say I created a recurring event in my calendar, e.g. start begin of this year, end is end of this year, running every Monday evening at 18:00 Does anybody know a possibility to get information ...
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Why do I not have a widget button on my phone? [duplicate]

I have a Cricket phone and it is called U319AA. For some reason, when I hold down on my phone's home screen, the only buttons that pop up are home settings and wallpapers. This is a picture of my ...
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No widgets show in Android 12

I just noticed that no widgets display on my phone. I updated to Android 12 a few weeks ago, but honestly, I don't make use of widgets, so I don't know if they worked before the upgrade. ...
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Can't add widgets to home screen on Huawei P30 Pro

I have a Huawei P30 Pro on Android 12. I normally have a large clock on my home screen, but it was somehow removed and I can't add it back. I click/tap and hold and I don't get any options to add a ...
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How to have Firefox Widget for Bookmarks?

Google Chrome has own widget for bookmarks, but Android Firefox does not. I am thinking how to proceed to do the feature request for the widget. OS: Oreo 8.0 Phone: Oneplus 3T
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Can I create link to a page in the home screen?

I'd like to have several collections of apps but also widgets. Problem is widgets can't be in folders. But, could I just link to another page of the home screen? Thus each page would be my unit of ...
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How do I get my Clock & Weather widget on my homescreen? [closed]

I used to have a widget for Clock & Weather on my home screen but it vanished. I am trying to set it up again, but I am not successful. I am seeing that you need to press down on home screen and ...
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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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Clock weather widget Honor 5X

I have lost my clock/weather widget,, for my Huawei Honor 5X. Can someone help me get it back? I am on Android 6.01. The lack of an app drawer doesn't help either.
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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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Force resize widget smaller than allowed

The default launcher on Google Pixel Android 12 does not allow some widgets to be resized as small as they could be. Chronos fit+ for instance is a 2x2 sized widget, so even when configured as a small ...
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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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Correct name for (dynamic?) widgets

What is the correct name for these kind of widgets that reflect the current time, date, weather etc (introduced in Android 8, I think) ? Screenshot from home screen of Pixel 4a,Android 11, using Nova ...
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Add multiple identical homescreen widgets on Realme devices

On my old phone (Android 8), I used home screen widgets to take notes on the screen, it’s very convenient. But on my new phone (Android 10, Realme 6 pro), I get the error message “widget added”. It ...
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Can I customize a widget icon from an app I don't develop?

I installed an icon pack (Arcticons), and some widgets don't match the design of the icon pack. Let's take Shazam widget as an example. Can I: Create a custom widget icon for the existing Shazam ...
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Widgets broke after restarting

I have a tablet (Samsung T805) and I have had a very annoying issue with it, since its very first day: every couple of restarts, happens that ALL widgets disappear from Home screens. So I have tried ...
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How to restore the active applications widget in home screen?

In the home screen of my Galaxy Tab I accidentally deleted the widget which showed me the active applications running in the background. Can anyone tell me how I can restore this?
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one tap wifi widget similar to power control widget?

I recently bought a new phone and was surprised that the power control widget is no longer a thing. I tried many other widget and they're either just shortcuts to the settings or they straight up don'...
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How to launch Tasker Task from app drawer? Can't move shortcut from home screen into app drawer

I have created a shortcut/widget to link to a Task in Tasker. This shortcut/widget appears on the home screen. I don't like the clutter and would like to move it into the app drawer. How can I do this?...
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Why does Sound Search Widget Keep Disappearing?

Ever since I got the phone and continuing to this day, if I reboot the phone the Google Sound Search widget disappears from my home screen. I reinstall it from the widgets menu, and it's all good--...
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Android Go - Widget Support

I currently have a Samsung M01 Core running on Android 10 Go Edition. The installed launcher is One UI Home. This launcher have some predefined widgets but an important one is missing: a clock. Since ...
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Tablet Homescreen Widgets for Specific Webpages

I'm looking for a way to make a custom shortcut on the home screen to open a specific browser to a specific site. As a hypothetical example, I want to create a shortcut to birdwatch.com/watchnow with ...
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Create a widget/shortcut to an app URL?

Whatsapp allows to send a message to any number if I browse to https://wa.me/. That displays a web page that has a button that navigates to 'whatsapp://send?phone='. I want to have a shortcut that ...
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How to hide calendar but receive reminder notifications?

I have a calendar containing only regularly recuring dates. I would like to hide this calendar or these dates from the ordinary Google calendar app and the Google calendar widget. The reminder ...
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Phone is killing important background/sync processes (Wiko Lenny 3) – what to do?

My friend recently bought a Wiko “Lenny 3”, which runs Android 6.0.1 After a short while of using it, it seems that this phone is configured by the manufacturer to very aggressively kill background ...
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Create a widget that displays an activity from any app

I want to create a widget that will display an activity from another app (not something I built). For example, I want to have a widget that shows the stopwatch activity from the clock app. I am not ...
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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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Auto-switching Audio Widget?

I use a lot of audio apps on my HTC One, like Doggcatcher, Google Music, Tunein Radio, Pandora, NPR, etc. Most, if not all, of these apps have a 4x1 widget which controls playback. These are very ...
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Widgets not updating anymore

Since a couple of days/weeks, I noticed that my widgets aren't updating anymore on my home screens of my Nexus 6 (Android 6.0.1). It's not related to a single widget, it's all of them. I haven't found ...
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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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Removing white transparent space caused by Google Search Bar on the home screen after disabling Google app

I would like to know how to remove this artifact of the Google Search Bar after disabling the Google app. Possibly there is a search bar toggle in settings somewhere?
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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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How to change analog clock widget on home screen to digital clock?

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 inside the clock app. If I select settings and then select "Style Digital", ...
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Clicking on the Google Assistant icon of the google search widget doesn't activate google assisant

You know that Google Search bar widget that comes with the Google app? It has a Google assistant button click on which opens Google Voice Search instead of Google Assistant. How do I fix it? It used ...
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Automating a widget launch

I'd like an ability to automate launching a widget. Specifically, what I'd like to do is link the Ustream's "Broadcast Now" widget into an automation app like Tasker or Automate (preferably the latter)...
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Does lockscreen widget still supports in compatibility mode on Android 5 and above?

As per the documentation here: https://developer.android.com/guide/topics/appwidgets https://developer.android.com/about/versions/android-5.0-changes.html#lockscreen-widget-support-removed Google ...
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Calendar widgets always prompt to select a calendar app when tapping an event

I have two calendar widgets that operate like this. I emailed the developer for one of them, and he said that it was not the widget causing this issue. I've cleared defaults for all my calendar apps ...
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Sometimes Widget not working

(Using Google Translator) There is a phenomenon that the widget can not run under certain circumstances. Even Preview is invisible. At first, it occurred at the terminal of Galaxy S9 or more, and ...
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SamsungWidget_ProgramMonitor is not listed on Widgets selection screen

On my Samsung Galaxy S3 (GT-I9300) with the latest stock ROM there are following files present in /system/app: SamsungWidget_ProgramMonitor.apk (484 kb -rw-r-r--) SamsungWidget_ProgramMonitor.odex (...
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Add Multiple-Contact Messages Widget To Home Screen

Is there a way to add a messages widget to the home screen for a conversation with multiple contacts?
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Why don't I see Twitter's homescreen widget on my Android?

When I go to add widgets to my home screen, I don't have any widget from Twitter available. Other widgets are appearing in the widget list, can be added, and work fine. Just nothing from Twitter. ...
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Is it possible to disable the "Activate Google Now" reminder every time you use "Google Search Widget"?

I've started to use Android 4.X for the first time (after being a long term Android 2.3.X user) and some things are new to me. One of the things that annoy me more is the "new Google Search Widget", ...

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