1. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I've noticed in ICS that when I download and install a new widget, it doesn't show up in my widget list until I reboot. Anyone know of a quick fix? I was going to file this with Google and Moto as a bug.

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    07-08-2012 05:13 PM
  2. lewie61's Avatar
    I've noticed in ICS that when I download and install a new widget, it doesn't show up in my widget list until I reboot. Anyone know of a quick fix? I was going to file this with Google and Moto as a bug.
    I've seen the same thing. I installed some toggle widgets today and they didn't show up until a power down and back up. It's pretty annoying.
    07-08-2012 10:43 PM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I just sent feedback to Google Android about this. Hopefully they'll notice. The more they hear about it, the more likely they'll do something, so if this is a problem that you've encountered, then please go to this site and complain!

    Issues - android - Android - An Open Handset Alliance Project - Google Project Hosting
    Deron Baker likes this.
    07-08-2012 11:51 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Some helpful folks on the Motorola Feedback Network suggested clearing the data of the Homescreen app, under Manage Apps->All. By doing so after installing a new widget, it forces the system to repopulate the widget list, this time with the newly installed widget. I'll have to try that next time ...
    Deron Baker likes this.
    07-09-2012 01:47 AM
  5. lewie61's Avatar
    Some helpful folks on the Motorola Feedback Network suggested clearing the data of the Homescreen app, under Manage Apps->All. By doing so after installing a new widget, it forces the system to repopulate the widget list, this time with the newly installed widget. I'll have to try that next time ...
    I'll defer to your courage (You're a better man than I, Gunga Din). Let us know if there's any downside to clearing the data.
    07-09-2012 11:46 AM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Yeah, actually I don't think I'll be doing it. Other people on that forum said that clearing the homescreen data means having to set up all of the homescreens again, which would take longer than just waiting for a reboot.

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    07-09-2012 04:56 PM
  7. djrakowski's Avatar
    I just sent feedback to Google Android about this. Hopefully they'll notice. The more they hear about it, the more likely they'll do something, so if this is a problem that you've encountered, then please go to this site and complain!

    Issues - android - Android - An Open Handset Alliance Project - Google Project Hosting
    Thanks - I hope they respond with a fix at some point!

    I'd also like to see a return to the way the home button worked in GB (return to main home screen, then preview all home screens).
    07-09-2012 08:03 PM
  8. jimd1050's Avatar
    I did the same thing yesterday - I downloaded some new widgets and when I tried to use them, they didn't show up. I put the phone down, drove home from work and looked again when I got home - they were there. It must just be a delay because I did not shut off or reboot the phone - My trip home is about 45 minutes!
    07-10-2012 07:54 AM
  9. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Perhaps the widget list is set to refresh every hour or so?
    07-10-2012 10:32 AM
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