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 do ...
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 ...
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:
Your running Service will be killed and will not be restarted when external storage is remounted. You can, however, ...
I was never able to make any of the "top" calendar widgets, including those recommended here, show my Outlook calendar. They just showed my empty Gmail calendar or Google calendar or whatever.
However I eventually discovered, way down at the bottom of the widgets list, that there was already an Outlook widget installed and waiting for me:
Putting the ...
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.)
Technical answer: Yes.
Practical answer: It's hard.
"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, ...
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.
I believe you are ...
I'm not surprised you're confused: the term is indeed used for two different things, as you've found.
For developers, a widget means a View: a single GUI control inside an activity, which can show information or be manipulated by the user. Examples include Button, TextView, and SeekBar.
The app component that lives on the home screen (or lock screen) is ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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).
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.
I don't think it's possible to add a shortcut to the "add reminder" card at the moment. I've had a look through the Activities as well and none of them appear to do what you want.
There is a "Set reminder" option in the menu within Google Now which may help? Click the three dots at the bottom right (you might need to scroll down) and you should see the "Set ...
Some of the below is speculation, or given to me by sources I can't cite so take it as is.
Some (many) of the OEMs (manufacturers) like LG and Samsung embed their propitiatory widgets within their own launcher. This (allegedly) is down to them not wanting you to emulate their own look and feel in someone else's launcher.
Samsung, beside Android, have ...
I reinstalled CM7 on a spare HTC Desire to check the procedure:
Long press on spare space of homescreen
Select "RenderFX widget"
Choose color (night, red, etc.)
Results in a toggle switch widget:
Widgetsoid will allow a user to create a bar of toggles - add the MOBILE DATA toggle in the network section. Then tapping that will toggle the data connection.
Of course - a search turned up many other dedicated options. Try and use whichever you like best.
Going by your description, you're referring to the object circled in this screenshot
That thing indicates that the city the time is being shown for is currently running on daylight savings time. In this screenshot, we see that New York is observing daylight savings time, and Phoenix isn't.
Don't know if you found an answer or not but here is what I did. It requires Desktop VisualizeR.
Open Chrome on your mobile device and search for "Google Now Add Reminder". This will initiate a reminder card through through Chrome. In Chrome Menu select "Share..." Then select "DVR save to clipboard". Then create the shortcut on your home screen using the ...
This can (and certainly will) happen when installing apps on SDCard. Normally, the system should prevent this (or rather the dev, by defining the "install-location" accordingly in the app's Manifest).
So if the apps were installed on SDCard, go to Settings→Apps, scroll to the apps' entries, open them (one by one), and move the app to internal storage. If ...
If your device is rooted and you're using the XPosed framework, the Deny Location Consent might be what you're looking for:
Disable the annoying "Improve location accuracy?" dialog and always disagree.
Keep clicking on the Next button as if you are agreeing. Then you can choose 'No, Maybe Later` to opt out of google-now. When you perform a normal search under your previous searches/ suggested searches there is a link to "Get Google Now" again! You can click the big X beside it and it will not come back. However, some updates and reinstalling the search app ...
I think this might be what you're looking for:
Meta Widget: Create widgets from almost any website element
Websnap-Web capture,Web widget: take a snapshot of any web page or part of a page and display it on your Android home screen with a refresh interval of your choice
Feel free to search Google Play for related apps.