Hide an Apps Widget From Screen But Still Be Able to Use App?

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    OK I have an app that I loveon my Droid 2, it's a fake call app that gets me out of situations/meetings I don't want to be in any longer.

    Works great for that but I hate having the apps widget on the main screen with all the apps on my phone. I know you can take it off your custom home screen but I'm talking about the screen that automatically shows all the apps on your phone.

    I have deleted widgets but that meant deleted the whole app. Is there a way to just hide the widget?

    Thanks all.
     
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    If you're talking about the app drawer you can DL a home launcher from the market like launcherpro or ADW to hide it there.
     
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    Sorry I don't have the technical/proper name of that screen. It's the one that appears when you press the white circle with a down arrow head inside.

    So what does the app you mention actually do? Does it slow down the phone at all?
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    Yep that's the app drawer. You'll need a non-stock home/launcher replacement to hide it there.
    All it does is act as an alternative homescreen. There's a bunch of different ones out there but adw & launcherpro are just my 2 favorites. They will run smoother than your stock one typically so it's a win/win.
     
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    OK so do I have to know how to root the phone to use that or can someone like me figure it out-lol. Thanks so much!
     
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    No just they are just Apps in the market.
     
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    That was easier than I thought. OK will grab one right now. Thanks for your help! I appreciate it.
     
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    LauncherPro has the ability of hiding apps in the apps drawer, not sure if it can be used unless you get the "Plus" version (paid app, unlocks many features).
     
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    ^ yep that's free. LP Widgets & widget resizing are the paid features.
     
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    Kewl! You guys know how to do everything!

    Let me ask this, do you know of a good calendar that can be backed up besides Gmail?
     
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    I used to run android agenda widget & I think it synched with Gmail. Not sure about export though.
     
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    I'll keep looking. My phone froze up or something and it wouldn't even work to make calls. Verizon had to reset it and they said I wouldn't lose everything but I did lose a lot of information including calendar entries.

    My downfall was getting a domain through Google and only keeping the login link and password in a password safe app which did not back up to Gmail unless you manually did it.

    Long story short, I can't get into that account so all the calendar entries are gone b/c I couldn't add the account to the phone without the password.

    Totally my fault for not understanding how to backup or protect my data but frustrating nonetheless.

    Thanks again!
     
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