How to remove widgets from phone?Support


Last Updated: 2011-05-12 00:23:56
  1. manufan5

    manufan5 Member

    Hi, I'm new to android, the Atrix is my first android phone and I'm loving it. I have a quick question though, how can I remove unwanted widgets from my phone(not home screen, phone completely)?

    Thanks in advance.

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  2. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery VIP Member

    To remove the widget completely, you'd need to uninstall the application. Most stock apps you cannot uninstall without root. I've read that you can uninstall some of the AT&T bloatwares.
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  3. manufan5

    manufan5 Member

    Cool, thanks a lot
  4. Teutonic

    Teutonic Member

    That sucks :(

    My default home screen offers up my Facebook account (which I use a little) and my Twitter account which I use very, very rarely.

    I'd much rather have email info on the first screen.

    And the Facebook widget is pretty poor too; it just takes me to the post which is showing rather than a proper summary page like the FB app.

    I'd really like to clear the home screen(s) and start again. 'They' have decided what applications I want to use rather than letting me set out my phone according to my preferences. In fact, just the wallpaper alone would be great.

    Moan, moan, moan, moan, ... :D
  5. djmart

    djmart Member

    Sounds like its Motoblur you don't like replace it with Launcher Pro or similar and you will be able to completely change your homepage. You don't need to root to install a different launcher.
  6. Teutonic

    Teutonic Member

    Thanks - I'll take a look
  7. _sC

    _sC Well-Known Member

    sorry, but you do know that you can move the items as well right? on my homepage i have all the icons i need. NOT the stupid FB twitter weather etc widgets.

    press and hold either the icon or widget: then 2 white lines will show up on either side of the screen. drag the icon/widget there to move it to either the 3 left or 3 right pages of the home screen. or while held, you can drag the icon/widget to the middle bottom of the screen, which deletes that SHORTCUT. (it wont delete the program)

    hope that helps, which means if u really wanted to, u could have a completely blank homepage and enjoy a picture of a beautiful girl or something. haha peace

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