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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 ...


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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'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 ...


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Here's how I tried a solution on huawei cam L21 based on the answers above, and it worked. Settings -> apps -> app_of_widget -> battery -> keep running after screen off...


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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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There is a 2x2 Picture widget. Drag it to your home screen. Here's what it would look like:


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There is the activity Google Search > com.google.android.voicesearch.fragments.reminders.EditReminderActivity which does exactly what you want.


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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.


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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.


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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 ...


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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.


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Go to the Total Launcher Options screen, then select Behavior. Towards the bottom is a checkbox to Use US customary units.


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This happened to me quite time ago. Make sure you're not using Greenify or some other app to hibernate your apps. If you hibernate those apps then they won't be able to update because they are not running in the background Clear the cache and the data for the widget apps in the settings and also for the launcher you're using. Set them up again and they ...


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Possible solutions you could try if you have the same problem as me (as mentioned by rajatpunkstaa; I just repeat them to be complete but give a vote up there too): Make sure any battery saving apps are disabled. Or at least aren't interfering with the widgets; Try to clear the data of the launcher. Best is to delete both cache and app data. But in the end,...


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Many thanks to beeshyams. Here is a way to do what I wanted. This app allows to parse chosen content from any web page and use it as a widget. In order to have a Spreadsheets document as a web page one can publish it (File → Publish to the web...). The cells of interest can be linked from another page of this document (or even from another document) using ...


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Sorry, the Twitter widget is gone. The Twitter widget was removed from service in the newer versions since release 6.8.0. See the report dated July 26, 2015 from Android Police. It is possible the version you are maintaining on the earlier OS was never updated (or can't be) to a widget-less version. My Samsung S8 carries the latest Twitter App and no ...


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The widgets referred to in the question are TouchWiz-specific widgets. They will only show up in TouchWiz because they don't use the standard Android widget interface. I've found some references to Samsung releasing a TouchWiz SDK to develop such widgets, but those articles are from 2009 and the links they contain now lead to Samsung's developer home page, ...


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It doesn't update only when it's visible. Because all widgets are drawn by the host (i.e. the home screen or lock screen), there's no way for the widget provider to tell whether the widget is visible or not. It would be possible for the service that keeps changing the widget to find out when the screen is turned off. In recent Android versions, you could ...


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I am on a custom ROM using Android 4.2.2 and I can change exactly that behaviour in system settings > lock screen > maximize widgets (translated naming from german version) (I am using NovaLauncher if that matters)


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You have to check "Enable widgets" in Settings > Security. Then you can swipe right on the lockscreen as usual.


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it's the most frequently used apps while the earphones are plugged in. just open the app you want to show up 4 or 5 times in a row while the page buddy is active (earphones plugged in) and it will show up in the recommended apps. repeat for the next 3 apps you want to show. There's usually 4 recommended apps. This goes for all of the page buddy pages, ...


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Note 5 - Nova Launcher - Android v6.0.1 (and yes, i am still waiting for the update in AUSTRALIA) find the Google Calender app on your phone (mine is in the drawer) Press/hold the icon to launch the alt menu to add appointment or reminder Press/Hold the reminder menu and put it on your desktop


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There are 3 options which I have found. If you use Inbox by Google it comes with an add reminder shortcut available in widgets. (This opens up in the Inbox app, and the dialog to create a reminder is not as friendly as Google Now, especially if you want to add a custom time.) Supposedly Google Now will ask you if you would like to add a shortcut to the home ...


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Android's lockscreen widget by design comes minimized, and you have to manually maximize it. There is no way to configure it otherwise. That said, some custom ROMs (e.g. CyanogenMod, AOKP) offer the functionality to enable showing the expanded lockscreen widget when the screen is turned on: Of course, you will need to unlock your phone's bootloader and ...


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Search for profile in Google Play. You'd find apps like: MyProfiles Quick Profiles etc Those are not my recommendations. It's up to you to see which one works best for you.


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