"A widget is an app running on your screen... such as displaying the time and weather without having to click on anything
A shortcut is simply a link to open whatever app/contact/bookmark/etc you want a quick link to" and
"Widgets are great if you look at your phone a lot thruought the day.. but if you are out and about a lot and not able to charge so often, I would not run that many. An app like the FB widget which gets an update every 1/2 hour probably wont drain too much.. it's mostly sitting around waiting for that 1/2 hour, then gets updates. But any widget that can run continuously, or get updates every minute or so, will drain your battery faster. How much is really dependend on the app. A widget app that has lots of threads running and uses a lot of cpu might drain faster than an app that doesn't do much at all (the duh factor. . "
I have installed a number of widgets, but have only placed a few on them on the screen. I am assuming that that the rest do NOT actually start running (or use any CPU) until they are placed somewhere on a screen? (rather like an app does not use any CPU until it is started)
Is this correct - or should I delete all of my unused ones?
ok...how do you delete a widget from the home page? i have looked through every menu, setting, etc. also read the on-line manual "cover" to "cover" and have found nothing that tells you how to get the d... things off....