Broken Links on Home Screen

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  1. Archrage

    Archrage New Member

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    I have a broken app or widget link on my homescreen. It just displays a default android icon, and when i click on it, a message appears saying "Could not launch the requested activity."

    Is there any way to figure out what that icon is supposed to do?

    I realize that this seems like a dumb question, but I forgot what the app was supposed to point to and I would really like to figure this out.
     
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    Were you using Titanium by any chance to restore anything? That happens when I run titanium restore and it restores a widget or app link and I haven't actually restored the application.
     
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    I recently used Titanium to make a backup of all of my apps, but I haven't restored anything onto my phone in a while.

    Do widgets sometimes stay after you uninstall an app on Cyanogen? Because thinking back on it, it may be a widget/shortcut to open ADW.Launcher cause I recently switched to Launch Pro and was using that to switch back and forth in order to finish replacing all of my apps and widgets.

    Even so, a method of figuring out what a broken link leads to would be a bit of very handy knowledge.
     
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    what does the text below the icon say?

    i have custom icons set up on mine, and when i flash to a new rom i sometimes have broken shortcut links, but it still says what it was under it. it usually means the app is not installed, and installing it will re-activate the link. you may have to re-start your launcher as well for it to show up correctly.

    other than that, there really isnt anything you can do other than restoring a backup you have of your launcher (pretty sure LP and ADW both suport backups.)
     
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    There we go. It was an shortcut for Chrome to Phone and turning the icon titles back on let me figure that out. Thanks for the idea on that.
     
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