Possible to Delete Widgets on Nexus 7 Android Tablet?

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  1. hunterr2

    hunterr2 Junior Member

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    I have e-mails that I opened up and it somehow wound up on my widget page. I I can drag the icons to a page where I drag it up to the corner and it turns red and disappears but when I return to the widget page it still there. Do I really have to live with the e-mails from angies list that I tried to delete?
     
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    Try "long pressing" on the icon. You should either see a trash can appear that you can drag/drop it into or see a menu with a delete option.
     
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    If I understand the question/issue correctly, the only way I know to remove a widget, (icon), from the actual widgets pages is to uninstall the app.
     
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    Hi, Thanks for your response,
    I tried but all the long pressing just made my other icons dance. I haven't seen a trash can only the x on the top left but it did not appear sadly.
     
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    So, I would have to delete my gmail account? this would get rid of the opened e-mails? then I would re-install?
     
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    Is it the G-Mail icon or the G-Mail widget you are referring to? You can remove the widget from a home screen, not from the widget page. That's not likely to happen as removing your G-Mail account would not remove the G-Mail app. In fact, as far as I know, unless you are at least rooted you can't uninstall that app..
     
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    No it is not the actual icon on the widget page. it is an e-mail (actually there are a few junk e-mails that took up residence on one of my widget pages. Basically they are similar in appearance to this post.
     
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    Very strange. The only thing that should ever appear on the widget page is widgets.
     
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    No, I have both. i wonder if i somehow hit some setting by mistake. i have several widget pages and everything that is on my app screen is on one of my widget pages. its not that big of a deal. i looked at google play news stand now that is on one of the pages. i have a google map from one day when i looked up directions. stupid random things. i can live with it. thank you for all your help. if you do find anything out i will check back in a few days.
    Thanks again.
     

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