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Looking for widgets to turn on/off things like wifi, gps, bluetooth

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  1. WebKat

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    My mom has an Incredible 2 and hers came with a set of settings widgets that she put on her homescreen that let her toggle on/off settings such as wifi, gps, and bluetooth. I'd love something like that for my Droid 3... is there anything out there?
     

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    There are plenty of widgets available in the Market, just do a search for "gps widget" or "wifi widget" or whatever you need
     
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    I was hoping to get recommendations for what were the best ones... but I'll look around.
     
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    Quick Settings.
     
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    That doesn't appear to be a widget, but rather an app.
     
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    Look for Power Control (or Free Power Control) in market. Widgetsoid also works, or Extended Controls.
     
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    i use widgetzoid app. it is customizibble to ur desires. i use it and have a widget that does 7 functions.
    wifi, gps, b tooth, sound, planemode, display brightness, and a force sync option also. u can make it up to 10 functions on a display that will only allow 4 apps wide. and its FREE! goodluck.
     
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    Beautiful Widgets is a simple way to get a set that covers everything and has a consistent look. Plus some nice stuff for clock and weather.
     
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    This is perfect! It was exactly what I was looking for (and has a nice unified look--I didn't want a mishmash of different looking widgets.)

    thank you!
     
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    You should already have those widgets on your phone. Note the video below (3:05 in the video), if you press and hold a blank area of your screen (about where you want them), and select widgets, you should have bluetooth toggle, gps toggle, and wifi toggle in there. I did see those in the video on the Droid 3 below.

    Motorola DROID 3 Review Part 2 - YouTube
     
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    I didn't see anything like that in my widgets. I also don't have the "profiles" button when I click Settings like the intro video says I should have...
     
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    I agree Widgetzoid2 is great if you want to take the time to tweak it to your liking. It's very cool. You can do widgets with the black background that look like all the others, or you can change color, or get rid of the background, or have the while thing invisible until it's function lights up. I have Wifi Tether, GPS, Vibration/sound, Volumes, Data switch, Wifi switch, Airplane switch, and Brightness on mine:
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    One thing I like about Power Control is that you can add more buttons to it, if you think you have the dexterity to hit smaller buttons. So you're not limited to one function per 1x1 area. I have five buttons in a 1x4 widget, but I put 4 buttons on a 1x1 widget just to see if it could be done and sure enough, it worked.
     
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    I use the ones within Beautiful Widgets, too, since I already have the app. :)
     
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    ...and you don't have a stock Power Control widget? I do but I use Widgetsoid instead because of its customizability.
     
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    Newp. No stock widget.
     

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