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General "Settings Shortcut" Widget Missing From Note 3 Widgets!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by crusader666, Apr 10, 2014.

  1. crusader666

    crusader666 Member
    Thread Starter

    I just upgraded from an AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Note 3.

    With my Galaxy S4 running KitKat 4.4.2 and even the prior firmware version, I had the ability on that telephone to select a "Settings Shortcut" Widget from the phone and assign ANY Sub-Setting (e.g., Data Usage, Accessibility, Font, etc.) and have an icon for same placed on my phone (using either TouchWiz OR the Google Now Launcher). I then grouped all of those cool shortcuts into a folder.

    When my Note 3 arrived this week with 4.3 Jelly Bean, one of the first things I tried to do during setup was find that "Shortcut Settings" widget, but it wasn't there or in the Play Store for download. I figured 4.4.2 KitKat would be rolling out soon, which it did this morning, but same thing: NO such widget is listed (and I notice on the Note 3, the Widgets are not even always in alphabetical order, on 4.3 or 4.4.2, which is odd), so I manually went through each one to make sure it was not there.

    Anyone have a clue as to why the SAME firmware version on one Samsung device has a certain widget and another device does not?

    I found the Shortcut Settings widget to be very very useful and will miss it!

    Thanks for any input!


  2. clarkkent27

    clarkkent27 Well-Known Member

    Jan 5, 2011
    Bit Strange.

    Have you tried it with Nova Launcher?
  3. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby Well-Known Member

    Dec 31, 2011
    Boston MA USA
    Settings is an App on the Note 3. Look under apps for the shortcut. I don;t think it does what it used to do though. As far as I can tell it just takes you directly to Settings.
  4. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me

    May 4, 2010
    Based on my Google searching it seems you're not alone. Looks like the particular widget you're looking for is no longer there but you may be able to do what you're trying to do via a 3rd party app.

    I saw it mentioned on XDA an app called Quick Shortcut Maker. I didn't check though in the play store for it.
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  5. crusader666

    crusader666 Member
    Thread Starter

    Yeah, nothing different there by installing Nova Launcher.

    "Shortcut Settings" was an "official widget" that "came with the phone," but I guess some higher power decided to axe it. Will try to find a work-around.
  6. Andrewtst

    Andrewtst Well-Known Member

    They is no such widget in Note 3.
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