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When I hold down my finger on the home screen the widgets don't show up, it's asking

Discussion in 'Android Tech Support' started by lilly_35_, Nov 7, 2012.

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    It's asking "choose wallpaper from" and it's just a wallpaper list. Can someone please tell me how to get my widget list to show back up when I hold down on my home screen for a long hold? This is frustrating me! I've looked all over the net and I'm hoping someone here can help me. I have a droid razr. Thank you!
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    Yeah, ICS changed how you get to your widgets. Open your app drawer and slide it to the left...Or at the top, touch where it says widgets and there they are. When you find your widget, long press and it still place it on your home screen. Once on your homescreen, you can long press it to move it to where you want it.
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    Goto the app drawer and hit the widgets tab. Long press the one you want and drag it down to the screen.

    Sent from my XT875 using Xparent ICS Tapatalk 2
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    Not to be completely stupid but where and what is the app drawer? I'm not that technical savvy :)
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    NP, along the bottom of your home screen, there are icons. The one in the center is usually the app drawer...the icon that shows a grid of all the apps you have on your phone.
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    Got it, I didn't realize that was the name for it. Thank you, that has had me frustrated the past few hours. I don't like the new way of doing it, I like the old way better. Thanks again!!!!
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    Your welcome. It gets confusing keeping up with the new. Then when you get used to it, it gets changed again, lol! I like to think that it is for the better. Feel free to ask any thing that comes up. This is a great community here to help.
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    You can install a third party launcher that will return the "press and hold" for widgets functionality to ICS. Several are favorites among members, including Go Launcher EX, Nova Launcher, Apex Launcher, ADW Launcher, HOLO Launcher, Atom Launcher, and many more. The are simply downloaded and installed like any other application, and once run present you with a "clean slate" of home screen options.

    Some like Go Launcher EX are blessed with literally hundreds of pre-designed themes that you can download and install, which will give you a multitude of varying functionality, feel, look, and customization to your phone.

    You can find a list here (https://play.google.com/store/search?q=launcher&c=apps&start=48&num=24) to start with, but tha's just the first 1,000 results of a simple search titled "launcher". You can refine the search and obtain more appropriate results to your liking.

    Welcome to Android!!

    Good luck! :angry:

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