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Old January 12th, 2012, 04:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Notsure I want a widget that is invisible yet clickable.

Hi, does anybody knowif there its a widget that is invisible yet clickable so that I can still see my beautiful wallpaper and still have loads of functionality on my home screen?

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Old January 12th, 2012, 05:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You mean inivisible by "no background but there is still text and stuff", or as in truly invisible shortcuts to apps?
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Old January 12th, 2012, 06:58 AM   #3 (permalink)
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You mean inivisible by "no background but there is still text and stuff", or as in truly invisible shortcuts to apps?
I'm looking for a truly invisible widget or app so for instance if I click on the area around an object in the wallpaper like a telephone, so that if I were to touch the telephone in my wallpaper it would take me to my phone app.
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Old January 12th, 2012, 07:19 AM   #4 (permalink)
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There are note taking widgets which are fully transparent.
So without notes they are invisible

Long time ago I tried such widgets but a can't remember their names, sorry.

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You need Desktop Visualizer, or as suggested before, a launcher that allows you to select a custom app icon. Then a transparent image file needs to be made using photoshop/corel/gimp/whathaveyou. Use that as the icon for the app shortcut you want.
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You need Desktop Visualizer, or as suggested before, a launcher that allows you to select a custom app icon. Then a transparent image file needs to be made using photoshop/corel/gimp/whathaveyou. Use that as the icon for the app shortcut you want.
I was going to post this exact same solution! Desktop visualizer ftw.
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You need Desktop Visualizer, or as suggested before, a launcher that allows you to select a custom app icon. Then a transparent image file needs to be made using photoshop/corel/gimp/whathaveyou. Use that as the icon for the app shortcut you want.
Thank you chanchan05 that was exactly what I was looking for! Desktop visualizer works perfectly!
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How about a solution for the default Android launcher with transparent image for app icon ?
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How about a solution for the default Android launcher with transparent image for app icon ?
desktop visualizer works on the default launcher a well. Just instal the app then add the dv widget to your home screen and as an icon image use a transparent gif file. I made my own in Photoshop.
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dubid will you post your transparent gif file. i think your idea of an invisible widget pretty cool
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Download and try SwipePad. Lets you swipe from either corner on the screen and you can select up to 12 apps. You can have up to 6 swipe points so that is a lot of apps you can get to. And your screen will be empty.
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i have that now and i am not happy with it i have tried all of the hot spots and i am not pleased. they always seem to get in my way thanks tho
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i have a transparent .png now. if anyone needs one pm me. i dont have Photoshop
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You can do this using Minimalistic Text:

  • Create a new MT widget, whatever size you want
  • In the widget settings, turn background off or set to transparent. Select "custom layout" and remove all entries from the widget. You now have an invisible widget.
  • Still in widget settings, tick "Start another activity". Use the "Select activity or shortcut" option to choose the function you want to launch when you touch the widget.
I just tried this, selecting the "Phone (launcher)" option under "Activities" -> "Contacts", and the result was an invisible hot spot on my homescreen that would launch the phone dialer if I touched it, which I think is what you are after.
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