Help - Mysteriously appearing widgets!

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    Please excuse if I have posted this to the wrong area - new here! I've had my X for a few months and have had no issues - only LOTS of love for it! Earlier this evening I had my phone sitting on our table while eating dinner at a local restaurant when the screen started flashing and then 2 airplane mode widgets appeared on the home screen - flashing back and forth between on and off modes. When I grabbed the phone it finally stopped flashing and both widgets stayed in 'off' mode. I turned it off and waited until we left the place before turning it back on. I have since deleted both widgets and there hasn't appeared to be any further craziness. Do I need to worry about anything? Oh - bluetooth and wifi were (and are) both turned off. Only downloaded apps are ringdroid, unblockme free and the droid forums.

    Thanks for any help, advice anyone can offer.
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    Sounds strange. Based on your post I imagine this was an anomaly. Do you have a task killer installed? If so, I suggest removing.

    Mike
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    Thank you Mike - I hope so. No task killer installed.
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    I've read of people claiming a dirty screen can cause that. Specifically a greasy screen - food grease maybe?? :)

    Just kidding about the chicken grease remark, but it is true about having read this as a problem before.

    Also, really weird screen behavior like this, when not associated with charging, can be a sign that the digitizer is going bad.

    Good luck.
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    Thanks to you both! I promise - no fried chicken around my phone though - and I do have a screen protector on it...mayb it needs to be changed out! Who knows - I'll keep an eye on it and go from there. I appreciate the quick responses!
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