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Why does the weather and time widget, i think it is the htc sense widget, got give the correct location? is there a way i can just determine my location for it, without it switching all the time?

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Widget what does it mean

In Android, the word widget is a generic term for a bit of self-contained code that displays a program, or a piece of a program, that is also (usually) a shortcut to a larger application. We see them every day on web pages, on our computer desktop and on our smartphones, but we never give too much thought into how great they are. Widgets first appeared in Android in version 1.5, and really gained traction thanks to HTC's Sense-flavored version of the operating system. Prior to the release of the HTC Hero and our first taste of Sense, widgets were functional, but pretty bland in appearance. Since then, manufacturers and independent developers alike have done some marvelous things with widgets, and it's hard to imagine using Android without them. Android widgets come in all shapes and sizes and range from the utilitarian 1-by-1 shortcut style to full-page widgets that blow us away with the eye-candy. Both types are very useful, and it's pretty common to see a widget or two on the home screen of any Android phone. A full-page widget, like HTC's weather widget for late-model Android phones, tells you everything you need to know about the current conditions, and is also a quick gateway to the weather application where you can see things like forecasts and weather data for other cities. At the other end of the spectrum, the Google Reader 1x1 widget watches a folder in your Google Reader account and tells you how many unread items there are, and opens the full application when pressed. Both are very handy, and add a lot to the Android experience.
Most Android phones come with a handful of built-in widgets. Some manufacturer versions of Android offer more than others, but the basics like a clock, calendar, or bookmarks widget are usually well represented. This is just the tip of the iceberg though. A quick trip into the Android Market will dazzle you with the huge catalog of third-party widgets available, with something that suits almost every taste. With Ice Cream Sandwich supporting things like higher resolution screens and re-sizable widgets, it's going to be an exciting year seeing what developers can come up with.

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Turn Off Sense on HTC Sprint Hero

For those of you who may not like all of the fluff and frills of HTC's Sense (think of it like a theme that sits on top of Android), you can easily turn it off and use the standard Android user interface.

Possible drawbacks? Nothing that will affect the functionality of the phone. You will get fewer home screens (down to 3 instead of 7). You also lose the use of HTC widgets.

  1. Press MENU button.
  2. Go to Settings > Applications > Manage Applications.
  3. Wait for the list of Apps to appear.
  4. Scroll down until you see HTC Sense and select it.
  5. Press the Clear Defaults button.
  6. Press the HOME button. You will be prompted to select which app to compete the action with. Select Home.
You can choose to make it the default if you want to go the stock Android every time you hit the HOME button. But if you just want to play with it to see if you like it better, leave the Defaults box unchecked. Just keep in mind that every time you hit HOME, it will ask you if you want to use Sense or Android Regular until you select one of those to be the default.

This method may also work for other HTC phones that use the Sense interface.

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It may not be able to determine your current location (as it uses your ISP's given IP address to determine) and you can manually set your location but their software does not retain your setting when you close the window. As their website states:

Some of our toolbars provide a handy weather widget in the list of buttons. By default the location displayed will be based on information provided by your Internet Service Provider (ISP) which may not correctly reflect your actual location. To manually change the weather location:

  1. Open the weather widget by clicking on the toolbar button fab0647935ab42aabb69f23361c5a045, and click the "Change" link found at the bottom right of the window (identified with a red square in the image below)
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  2. Enter either your desired city name, or zip code in the search box.weatherlocation.jpg
  3. Click Save or hit the enter key to select this new location and close the edit dialog box.

If your location is not found, we will display the weather for the nearest location to you. As our weather information is provided by a third party, we unfortunately do not have the ability to add new locations.

RADAR (WeatherBlink only)
Unfortunately at this time the RADAR widget cannot be customized to retain your currently location. While you can input your Zip code to show the radar for your desired location, this setting is not retained once the window closes. We are looking to see if this can be resolved with our content provider and regret any inconvenience this may cause.

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I just read an article on lifehacker that said that the best android weather app is weatherbug. The basic version is free, but the premium version will cost you.

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Need unlock code for Adr6330vw Verizon phone i have no service on the phone all its goes to is a screen asking me for an email i tried it and it wont go through what can i do to unlock my phone?

New to rooting. And this is my first custom ROM. I have to say It's quite impressive! Thanks to all who helped develop it, and thanks to all the end-users who gave feedback.So far my only feedback to make it better: in the "add widget" screen, you have to go into "browse all HTC widgets" to get to the clock widgets (actually most of the HTC widgets). Not a big deal, but for future consideration with future updates.Matty

This is normal for any Sense Rom. All of the sense widgets are in one place and kept separate so as not to clutter up the widget picker. I believe it was like that in stock but it's been a long time since I have seen stock

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The HTC sense display with the time date and weather disappeared from my home screen and I want it back. It was like a live wallpaper that changed with the weather.

Touch and hold a blank space on the screen and you will get options to add Applications, widget , settings etc . Select widget and select Clock ( htc ) , swipe towards your right and find the one that you are looking for .
Thumps up if this has helped .

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I accidentally removed the clock/weather widget from my home screen trying to pull down my notifications bar, and now I can't find it! How do I get it back?

It's actually a pretty simple way to add widgets back to your home screen.

Long press a blank area of your home screen. A dialog box to Add to Home will appear. Select Widget, and then select Clock [HTC]. You will be able to select from 12 different HTC Clock widgets. Select the one you like, and then press the Select button. It will appear on your home screen as long as there is enough room for it. You can move the widget around by long pressing on the widget and sliding your finger to the desired location on the screen.

Good luck.

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Have HTC hero, it will no longer connect to data/internet, I tried disconnecting and reconnecting thru the options, but it still will not pull up web page on browser or weather for that matter on front...

It sounds like you have turned off the Mobile network option (that is the data option for Sprint, other carriers might be different).

Try this, add a widget to your screen that will turn on the data connection:

-long press on the home screen > Widget > Settings > Mobile network

This will place a widget that will allow you to turn on and off the mobile network. Make sure it is on and then try your connections again.

Good luck.

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All i did was take out my SD card and wait 15 seconds then put it back in the phone. I did not see the process error anymore.

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