I want a widget that is invisible yet clickable.

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  1. Dubid

    Dubid New Member
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    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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  2. chanchan05

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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?
     
  3. Dubid

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    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.
     
  4. Harry2

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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.

    Harry
     
  5. EarlyMon

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    Unfunny post deleted. That's twice now.

    Next comedian posting an unhelpful comment here gets an infraction.
     
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  6. chanchan05

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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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  7. Curt941

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    I was going to post this exact same solution! Desktop visualizer ftw.
     
  8. Dubid

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    Thank you chanchan05 that was exactly what I was looking for! Desktop visualizer works perfectly!
     
  9. sohguanh

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    How about a solution for the default Android launcher with transparent image for app icon ?
     
  10. Dubid

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    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.
     
  11. mooseberry

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    dubid will you post your transparent gif file. i think your idea of an invisible widget pretty cool
     
  12. Rocco2012

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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.
     
  13. mooseberry

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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
     
  14. mooseberry

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    i have a transparent .png now. if anyone needs one pm me. i dont have Photoshop
     
  15. Hadron

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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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