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    Default T-Mobile Note 2: Problem setting lock screen shortcuts and widgets after the 4.3 update?

    I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and I've had it for a little over a year now. I still love the phone as much as the first day I bought it and wouldn't be able to live without it (just thought I'd put that in there). I did, however, have a problem, after the most recent update to 4.3, setting my lockscreen shortcuts and widgets, which I've always had set up on my phone. They were grayed out where I couldn't select them. Also grayed out was under settings-My Device-Voice control-Camera where I could take pictures with the voice commands "capture", "shoot", "smile", and "cheese". I searched all over the internet and couldn't find a solution. I found someone having an unrelated problem, however, and they told them to change their home screen mode (settings-my device-home screen mode) from easy mode to standard mode and decided to check this out (even though I knew it would reset my home screens I had worked so hard to set up). When I had originally bought the phone I didn't realize the difference and I think it set it up on easy mode automatically (can't really remember) So I swyped all my home screens (the feature that lets you swype across the screen to take a screen shot of your phone) so I remembered how they were set up (the only thing I couldn't take a screen shot of was my folders at the bottom of the screen) so I had to reset those up, but as soon as I changed the home screen mode to standard the options previously grayed out became available to select. I wanted to post this in case anyone else had the same problem and was unable to come up with a solution for it. Hope this helps someone.
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    Default Re: Did anyone else have a problem setting lock screen shortcuts and widgets after the 4.3 update?

    Which widgets don't work on the lockscreen?

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    Default Re: Did anyone else have a problem setting lock screen shortcuts and widgets after the 4.3 update?

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    Multiple widgets lock screen widgets and shortcuts were grayed out where i couldn't select them. Also on voice control I couldn't select camera.
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    Default Re: Did anyone else have a problem setting lock screen shortcuts and widgets after the 4.3 update?

    Quote Originally Posted by VDub2174 View Post
    Which widgets don't work on the lockscreen?

    Sent from my Anthem filled Note 3
    I was wrong, you can actually put widgets on your lockscreen. I never noticed that

    Let me explain that better. I was trying to get my original widget back where it showed the date time and messages. When I reset all this and went back to my lockscreen I was able to add 5 pages of widgets to my lock screen (each widget is on a separate page or screen on my lockscreen). So now when I press the power button and see my clock I can swype over to the left and access my weather widget, then I swype to another page and have my email widget, another page has my mini calender widget. This just came in the update where I can access this info without unlocking my phone. You can have a total of 5 widgets on your lockscreen, but you can select from a dozen or so depending on the apps installed on your phone.
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