Problem deleting a widget app

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by gino_76ph, Nov 26, 2009.

  1. gino_76ph

    gino_76ph Well-Known Member
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    i currently have the HTC Tattoo and have recently downloaded a 3rd-party widget from the Android Market which i've added on one of my home screens. i didn't like the widget which i then deleted. when i got back on my home screen it says "problem loading the widget". how can i permanently delete widgets and gadgets easily without having to resort to resetting the whole device?
     

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  2. gino_76ph

    gino_76ph Well-Known Member
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    yup i did uninstalled it but the same message keeps on appearing and it is annoying me!
     
  3. johnlgalt

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    You uninstalled the application that powered the widget - but you haven't removed the widget from your home screen.

    Tap and hold the widget for ~3 seconds, and your menu (or, at least the icon on the menu 'button') should transform into a trashcan - then drag the widget to the trash can to actually remove it from the home screen.

    If you're a windows user, then this analogy will make sense:

    It's a lot like this scenario: You installed an application and then manually created a shortcut on your desktop. Then, after you uninstalled the application, the shortcut on your desktop loses its icon and functionality....
     
  4. marylou830

    marylou830 New Member
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    That worked! I just had the same problem and I tapped and held for 3 seconds, and poof! there was the trashcan. I love this site! I'm so thankful there are so many smart people out there!
     

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