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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Calab, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. Calab

    Calab Well-Known Member
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    With only three screens to work with, I'm QUICKLY running out of room for my apps, folders and widgets. The dock is one thing that I really miss from my old iPhone.

    Is there an easy way to start a widget if it has been installed, but NOT put onto the screen?

    For example, the Google Search is handy, but takes up four spaces on my page. Is there any way I can make it easily accessible, but not living on my screen all the time? Same for my Calendar widget, etc.
     

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  2. punkzanyj

    punkzanyj Well-Known Member
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    No, that's the nature of a widget, it's always on the screen. They don't launch like programs.
     
  3. Calab

    Calab Well-Known Member
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    Hrm... Guess I'll need to find some apps to replace the widgets...

    Before I start looking, can anyone suggest apps for the following...

    - Google search
    - A single app that lets you toggle Wifi, Bluetooth, GPS, Mute, etc...
     
  4. justjimjpc

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    You might give "Useful Switcher" a try...
     
  5. Fingerlickin

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    There are several options that will give you up to 7 home screens. I currently use 5 home screens. Have you rooted your phone?
     
  6. Rob

    Rob I'm tellin' mommy on you!
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    Hey Calab - what phone do you have?

    A lot of the phones with hardware keyboards also have a dedicated search key. If you press that you're taken directly to a search box which - for me - has replaced the need for a Search widget for the price "space" problem you're having. I have a G1 BTW.

    I know that only frees up 3 spaces or so... but every little bit counts!
     
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