Questions tagged [widgets]

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

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Override minimum widget size?

Is there any way, even theoretically (for example by decompiling the APK), to override the minimum size of a widget for an app downloaded from the Play Store?
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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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Possible way to hide widgets at specific times

I want to to be able to have a widget which displays my work calendar at the home screen but have it only visible between 06:00 and 18:00 at workdays. The widget itself is not the problem. I have ...
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Save the widget Position at home screen

Is there a way to save the positions of the widgets at the home screen? I use LineageOS 15.1 and 16 on two devices.
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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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Adding a widget on an Android Oppo phone

On my Oppo phone, my daughter deleted the widget with the temperature and clock off the home screen. This phone does not allow for the usual way to add a widget of clicking/holding an empty space on ...
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Can we create widgets in the notification panel?

I know that there are widgets, that can display notifications' content on the homescreen. But can it be done the other way round? I want to put any widget in the notification panel, is it possible? ...
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How to have rounded corners on any widget?

I want my following widgets from calendars and RATP app (bus app) to have rounded corners so it'll be more nice looking like the apps. Is it possible?
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Transparency on widgets without native support

Is it technically possible (preferably without root) to make some sort of app or setting that allows you to change the transparency of arbitrary widgets? Many widgets have this functionality/setting ...
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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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weather widget disappeared on Galaxy S9

the weather widget on my home page disappeared and when I try to add a weather widget I get a message that says "can't add more than one weather widget to home page."
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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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How to add a 3rd-party weather widget on the home screen of Samsung Galaxy J4 Core?

I'm using Samsung Galaxy J4 Core and I have purchased "Transparent Clock and Weather" widget, but I can't find the widget. If I hold down on my home screen, I do see the widget tab, but do not see ...
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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!

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 ideas? I have a galaxy s7
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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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Why is there no direct message widget on my Galaxy S6 stock?

On a brand new Samsung Galaxy S6 in Europe with Android 5.1.1 and Nova Launcher there are widgets for adding a shortcut into a contact and to call a contact's phone number, but the one for text ...
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Is there a more efficient way to turn mobile hotspot on / off? [duplicate]

I'd like to reduce the number of steps needed to turn mobile hotspot on or off. Currently it's unlock, then five taps. Galaxy Note 4, Android 5.0.1 Lollipop. I did find this question, but it's from ...
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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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Can I make the weather widget depend on wifi rather than location?

I upgraded from Galaxy Mega to Galaxy S6 Edge +. The weather widget seems to depend on me turning on 'location' (which I'm guessing is the renaming of GPS). In Mega, I need only Wifi. Now, I have to ...
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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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Space for widget which not exist

My problem is that I want to delete space for the widget which is shown in below screenshot. Any hints how can I remove it? I have got CyanogenNod 12.01 (Android 5.1.1). the thing I want to delete (...
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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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Swipe from the side to activate a widget overlay?

Have looked in various places, googled, looked on the play store, etc., but so far I've been unable to find an app or other way to do what I'm looking for, which I'll describe here: I've been using ...
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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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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.