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Deleting Widget from Android Emulator’s Home screen

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There are 2 approaches:

  • Delete widget from emulator/device
  • Delete widget from Home screen

I will explain second, how to delete widget from Home screen.

It will not the code snippet, it will use case.

There are 2 steps:

  1. Tap widget and hold your finger down. You will notice that the “slider” that normally brings up all of your installed programs turns into a “Trash can”.
  2. Drag the widget to that “Trash can”. Both the widget and the “Trash can” will turn red. At this point, let go of the widget (release your finger). That will “drop” it in the trash.

Note: this does not actually uninstall the widget. It just removes it from your Home screen.

That’s all. The widget has been removed from your Home screen.

Categories: Android, Android how to
  1. ErstO
    November 12, 2009 at 3:17 am

    Ok, got that, not that hard to figure out, thank you, but now pry tell, how do you delete the widget from the device?

    I have more then one that ether does not work or is of little value and I would like to delete them totally.

    • November 12, 2009 at 9:30 am

      Hi. I hope that next posts will also useful for you.
      You can delete widget from device/emulator as any other programs.
      Click Settings->Applications->Manage Applications->YourWidget->Uninstall

      • Bob
        December 18, 2009 at 3:54 am

        I am confused – I want to get rid of Facebook from my device – it does not show up under “Manage Applications”

      • December 18, 2009 at 11:12 am

        Strange! Did you check all applications in “Manage Applications“? There is a problem with sorting when you run this menu the first time.
        If there is no Facebook application in “Manage Applications” but you can start it I recommend to communicate with developers they should help.
        I didn’t meet this issue with Facebook application. Today I installed and deleted it successfully.

        It is very strange issue.

  2. ErstO
    November 12, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    PerfectO 🙂

    Thank you vary much

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