1. Arielove2010's Avatar
    Bought the new tab pro 8.4 for my wife and am setting it up. She doesn't like the widget page that comes automatically on the tablet. I know we can customize it but she'd prefer it just be gone. Help!!!!
    04-19-2014 11:54 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! I doubt you can get rid of that page without rooting the device and flashing a custom ROM. Just curious, though--why exactly is it so bothersome? Doesn't it only come up when you access it? Wouldn't it otherwise be out of sight, out of mind?
    04-20-2014 12:33 AM
  3. elektrobix's Avatar
    I tried getting rid but it won't last me delete the last widget that would remove the screen so I just installed apex launcher.

    Sent from my SM-T320 using Tapatalk
    04-20-2014 06:48 AM
  4. joediver's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure if you download another launcher (Nova, Google Now, Apex) you can put any widget you want on the home screen
    04-22-2014 10:40 PM
  5. mattskr's Avatar
    Yes, download Nova and not only will you get rid of the annoying and useless widget page but you'll also fall in love with your tab all over again!
    04-24-2014 06:07 PM
  6. Sabban's Avatar
    Where can I find the Google Now Launcher at? Dont see it on the play store

    Sent from my SGH-M919 using AC Forums mobile app
    04-29-2014 10:38 AM
  7. B. Diddy's Avatar
    It's only available for Nexus and Google Play Edition devices: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...droid.launcher

    Posted via Android Central App.
    Please excuse any typos or autocorrect derps.
    04-29-2014 11:16 AM
  8. Yowdroid's Avatar
    I side-loaded the Google Launcher and it has greatly improved the smoothness of my Glaxay Tab Pro.
    04-30-2014 03:15 PM
  9. sunkim4442's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! I doubt you can get rid of that page without rooting the device and flashing a custom ROM. Just curious, though--why exactly is it so bothersome? Doesn't it only come up when you access it? Wouldn't it otherwise be out of sight, out of mind?
    Just like when you close your bedroom door behind which you left a huge mess. Out of sight, out of mind, right?
    Some of us like organizing. And the widget thing is just a purposeless mess.
    j9stagemgr likes this.
    06-26-2014 12:58 AM
  10. Don Falcone's Avatar
    Its there
    10-20-2014 02:51 PM
  11. Don Falcone's Avatar
    Type Google now :-) presto
    10-20-2014 02:52 PM
  12. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Some of us like organizing.
    Fair enough. I like organizing things, too--I organize my homescreen, since that's the most front-facing part of the interface, and is what I see day in and day out. I see the widget screen maybe once every month or two--but I understand that everyone's different!
    10-22-2014 03:27 PM
  13. Gobucks1234's Avatar
    I installed the aftermarket S Launcher on google play and that fixed the problem perfectly. That permanent home panel "widget" screen was an epic fail. Samsung should have removed it before shipping the tablet. I couldn't even put widgets on that panel.
    12-26-2014 08:26 AM
  14. connie wright's Avatar
    I just updated everything and cannot get weather widget off the page.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-09-2015 07:56 AM
  15. Daz2014's Avatar
    I've installed the Google Now launcher to get rid of the magazine screen.
    I've disabled cards in Google Now so I only have 1 home screen.That's how I like it.
    I've found the installed weather/clock widget doesn't display properly now so am trying various other weather/clock apps from the app store
    05-31-2015 06:00 AM
  16. onalandline's Avatar
    Any updates on this "issue"?
    07-23-2015 04:01 PM
  17. luck-ee13's Avatar
    Yes, this is how:

    1. Press and hold down on the home screen until three icons appear on the bottom of the screen. They should be Wallpapers, Home Screen Settings and Widgets.

    2. Select "Home Screen Settings".

    3. It should read "Content Home Screen". Simply uncheck the box. Return to your home page and that annoying widget page should be gone.

    Hope this helps,

    Lucky.
    07-25-2015 07:27 PM
  18. onalandline's Avatar
    Yes, this is how:

    1. Press and hold down on the home screen until three icons appear on the bottom of the screen. They should be Wallpapers, Home Screen Settings and Widgets.

    2. Select "Home Screen Settings".

    3. It should read "Content Home Screen". Simply uncheck the box. Return to your home page and that annoying widget page should be gone.

    Hope this helps,

    Lucky.
    The only icons at the bottom of the screen are Widgets and Layout, neither of which let me get rid of the widget/magazine home page. Thanks for your help.

    Sent from my SPH-L720 using Tapatalk
    07-26-2015 01:15 PM
  19. Vennu Nair's Avatar
    Yes, this is how:

    1. Press and hold down on the home screen until three icons appear on the bottom of the screen. They should be Wallpapers, Home Screen Settings and Widgets.

    2. Select "Home Screen Settings".

    3. It should read "Content Home Screen". Simply uncheck the box. Return to your home page and that annoying widget page should be gone.

    Hope this helps,

    Lucky.
    Tq vry much
    07-27-2015 08:04 AM

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