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i don't mind that it is there.... but is there any way to add 3rd party widgets??
Also.... the Quick Briefing widget.... it has 3 icons to add bookmarks but it only has 2 bookmarks .... bingand Yahoo ....how do you add or change bookmarks?
 

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i don't mind that it is there.... but is there any way to add 3rd party widgets??
Also.... the Quick Briefing widget.... it has 3 icons to add bookmarks but it only has 2 bookmarks .... bingand Yahoo ....how do you add or change bookmarks?

You have to download widgets like you do apps. They can then be installed and placed and in some cases resized. For instance I found a calendar widget that I installed. But Press and HOLD on a blank area and you should see two ICONS at the bottom, Wallpapers and Widgets. You can also delete widgets.
 

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Within your Quickbriefing window, hit the gear. This should get you your looking for.

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I don't think I was being clear. When I bought my tab it came with a home screen that was preloaded with a flip board widget,and one or two other widgets. This screen was originally my home screen. Then I created another screen to put all my apps and folders on and turned that into my home screen. The preloaded screen cannot be removed. And when you hold your finger down on it it shows you at the bottom of the page a widget icon and a page layout icon. if I select the widget icon it shows three different lists of widgets. One is a Samsung exclusive list, one is a social media list, and the other is a flip board lists. my problem is that I cannot add any widgets to these groups or this screen. I can buy third-party widgets but then I have to create a new screen to put them on. In essence, this pre loaded home screen cannot be modified or added to.
 
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That is my problem. I hit the gear wheel and it opens a screen called bookmarks and only the Bing and Yahoo bookmarks are shown. There appears to be no way to add new bookmarks to this folder. I have not found the way if there is one. I am looking in my main folders to see if there is a folder called bookmarks but I cannot find one.
 

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Figured these two issues out......you can't remove the pre installed home screen...unless you root it I guess. Which means you can't add widgets to that particular screen either. But with the Quick Briefing widget, I found that the website bookmarks in it are from the stock version browser "Internet". I installed Chrome and never used "Internet" so I did not figure it out. But I opened internet, added the bookmarks to it and now they appear in the Quick Briefing widget.
 

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Use a different launcher. You can try the Google Now launcher, Nova, or a whole host of others available in the play store. They will allow you to customize your screens the way you want.

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So, you want to remove the stock screens AND add new widgets? Go to your home screens, pinch, and remove or reset the home page by touching the home icon. Download widget apps. Theft may help you.

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Yes I managed to get rid of 995% of these useless things
Just gently pull each wiget up to the top then in red appears DELETE

Eventually you get rid of all apart from the Calider Magic
 

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You can get rid of Flipboard, but it leaves the page there. You have to put something else on the page. You can't make that one page disappear.
 

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