1. Kurolover35's Avatar
    Hi guys, first time smartphone owner, just got my X yesterday.
    I am having trouble finding a big digital clock & an accurate weather widget.
    Any reccomendations?
    10-08-2010 09:12 AM
  2. packerbacker's Avatar
    Beautiful Widgets, while a paid app is pretty accurate. Though it didn't refresh one morning so I went out of the house wearing a tshirt and flip flops when it was 52 degrees out. Brr. But it's very customizable and like I said, fairly accurate.
    10-08-2010 09:14 AM
  3. Kurolover35's Avatar
    There is no auto update tied to it though? Are you able to refresh it throughout the day?
    Also, is the blue box with the white "BW" letters the official beautiful widgets ?
    Do I save it to my SD card or phone?
    Thanks for your help!!
    10-08-2010 09:17 AM
  4. packerbacker's Avatar
    No, there is. It usually refreshed just fine, lol. I think it was because my phone had been on airplane mode and it just took a little longer to refresh.
    10-08-2010 09:19 AM
  5. Kurolover35's Avatar
    It says "Exclude from task killers".
    The verizon store rep. installed Advanced Task Killer on my X saying there was no task manager stock on the X.
    What should I do and how do I do it?
    Thanks so much!!
    10-08-2010 09:24 AM
  6. Rommin's Avatar
    Uninstall ATK .. that's how I would handle it.
    10-08-2010 10:06 AM
  7. mp0890's Avatar
    Fancy widget.. google it
    10-08-2010 11:42 AM
  8. WAldenIV's Avatar
    Definitely uninstall your task killer ASAP. With inexperienced users, they do far more harm than good. VZW needs to educate their employees and stop installing them. Android manages memory fine by itself.

    Beautiful widgets will meet your clock & weather needs. They have hundreds of skins so you can mix and match. You can choose Google or Accuweather (recommended) for weather and you can select to have it refresh when the phone wakes.
    10-08-2010 12:35 PM
  9. Kurolover35's Avatar
    I uninstalled ATK.
    Now if I go off and start listening to music, then i go get some apps off the market, then I use google maps and nav, etc., won't my X eventually start slowing down?
    10-08-2010 01:48 PM
  10. packerbacker's Avatar
    It says "Exclude from task killers".
    The verizon store rep. installed Advanced Task Killer on my X saying there was no task manager stock on the X.
    What should I do and how do I do it?
    Thanks so much!!
    First of all, they should've never installed a task killer on your phone (they did it for mine, too). Most people say they cause more harm than good. I don't have one on my Fascinate (aside from the one that came with it). I'd suggest uninstalling it.
    10-08-2010 01:54 PM
  11. ylimehajile's Avatar
    I uninstalled ATK.
    Now if I go off and start listening to music, then i go get some apps off the market, then I use google maps and nav, etc., won't my X eventually start slowing down?
    No, you and your X will be fine. The only time I find task killers useful is when a rogue application runs amuck. I had this happen yesterday. Talking Tom was running in the background and I couldn't shut him up. I had to go into the bowels of the settings on the X and kill him. It's much easier with a task killer. However, they do much more harm than good (unless you really know what you are doing).
    10-08-2010 02:11 PM
  12. kj11's Avatar
    I've got "digital clock widget" and "weather bug"

    Sized right so they are side by side on the top of my home screen. You can take the background off on the weather bug widget...looks tight
    10-08-2010 07:25 PM
  13. nedqadams's Avatar
    Fancy Widget is great. Attached.
    nschreck and fanjel#AC like this.
    10-08-2010 09:03 PM
  14. ultravisitor's Avatar
    I uninstalled ATK.
    Now if I go off and start listening to music, then i go get some apps off the market, then I use google maps and nav, etc., won't my X eventually start slowing down?
    Read this:

    Droid Den - Android Guide: Should I Use a Task Killer - Droid Den
    10-09-2010 02:13 AM
  15. Super Turtleman's Avatar
    +1 on Fancy Widget.

    There's a thread in here somewhere with the barcode scan to find it...it's no longer on the market.
    10-12-2010 06:08 PM
  16. Arelunde's Avatar
    AND, when you finally get it, there's no weather attached. just resembles the original.
    10-12-2010 09:08 PM
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