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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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How to stop Google search bar widget from opening all sites in Chrome?

Using an s21, most recent software update 01/04/2022. My Google search bar widget opens anything I click into Chrome instead of in the app, but it didn't do that before and this is a recent change. I ...
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I somehow deleted my weather widget. How do I get it back? I'm using a N200 One Plus

My weather widget is not showing up in my Widget area. How do I get it back? I'm using a OnePlus N200 phone.
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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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How to customize clock widget on Android 12?

After updating to Android 12, I was dismayed to find that changes had been made to my home screen and widgets without apparent reason. As seen in The clock widget now has transparent font (why? why ...
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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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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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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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Install Galaxy S5 Weather Widget on S21

I just replaced my Samsung Galaxy S5 (which I loved) with a new Galaxy S21 (standard model from Verizon). The phone is nice and, of course, much faster...but there is one remaining thing from the S5 ...
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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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"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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a widget or something I can go with IFTTT to block and unblock a contact?

I have a friend that says some pretty bad things about certain people pretty often and a lot of the time I am around those people while he's sending me those messages. I just want a button/widget I ...
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How to remove the Google search bar?

How can I remove the Google search bar from the main screen? It's taking up screen space and I'm not using it. I have a Pixel running 8.1.0. I found ways to remove it from other models and versions, ...
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App Windows as Widgets

I want to pin an app window to the home screen, like a widget, except that it is a live app. I need this because there are so many applications which do not have any widgets. Instead of opening an ...
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How do I display two different calendars exclusively on 2 different widget?

How do I display two different calendars exclusively from my Google calendar on 2 different mobile app widget?
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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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Google search widget has bad quality images

When i search from the google app widget, the images are low quality. How can i fix this?
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How to remove a widget from the home screen on Oreo

I used the Widgets app (press and hold on the home screen) to install the calendar schedule widget. I no longer want it displayed. There must be a simple way of removing it, but I can't seem to do it....
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My Aristo Android 7.0 does not have a clock widget

I've followed every link I could find in the last 75 minutes. Nobody addresses the real issue I am having. Every one of them tells me how to get to the widgets list, that I should select the clock ...
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How to change lock screen clock display on Samsung Galaxy A3?

On the lock screen of a Samsung Galaxy A3, the clock is displayed in two rows: 14 18 I'd like it to be displayed as God intended: 14:18 And I've spent an hour trying to get it this way, and ...
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Daily data usage on home screen

Can I see daily mobile data usage (excluding Wi-Fi) on the home screen using a widget?
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Making an app into a full screen widget (no source code)

Is there any way to convert or declare in the main activity of an app without having access to the source code or using smali? I'd like to have an app as a full-screen widget in nova launcher.
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Widget to display Outlook calendar

I am coming to Android from Windows Phone and trying to replicate my old experience, which included showing my next appointment on the home screen. I understand there are things called widgets that ...
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All Google widgets are gone on Samsung Galaxy S7

I have a Samsung Galaxy S7. I accidentally disabled my Google app, and therefore the search bar widget disappeared. Since then there are no "Google search" widgets available at all, any ...
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Why do widgets disappear after running out of battery?

After phone shutting down by running out of battery, when I start it again all the widgets disappear. At first I thought that this is a problem of my launcher (Apex), but even the native one (...
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Show a piece of a Google Spreadsheet document on Andriod main screen

I have a Google Spreadsheets document that is frequently updated and there are some cells in it that show a kind of short summary. Let it be a 2x2 block of cells that contains two headers and two ...
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Can't select widget

I have an android 5.1.1 tablet. There is a narrow, tall widget appearing at the top left, and just says "Problem loading widget". Whenever I hold it for several seconds, it just acts like I am holding ...
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Remove Google widget [duplicate]

How do I remove the chunky, waste-of-space Google search widget at the top of every home screen? And if I do, can I put apps there instead? I know I can add and remove Google widgets on the main home ...
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Remote control widget [closed]

I am looking to develop a remote control widget on the Android platform which is similar in concept to the JustABlip remote control widget on iOS. So wanted to know whether the android architecture ...
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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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Make specific App into widget?

I apologize if this has been asked and answered, if it has please just link me to the solution. Here's the question: Is there a way to make a section of a specific app into a widget if the app ...
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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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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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Toggling SIM2 on and off

Is there any widgets available for toggling the SIM2 turn on and off. I have Samsung J7 dual sim phone and for internet/data, I use SIM2. For getting maximum battery life, I would like to turn off the ...
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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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