Add, remove and configure Widgets

Mission:

Learn to use Widgets in /e/OS.

Widgets offer you with quick access to information without requiring you to keep a given app open that manages this information. For example when you swipe to the left from home-screen, a Weather widget is added thereto by default as seen in the image below. It is an information widget.

Prerequisites:

  • A phone with /e/OS

Let’s roll.

1. Swipe left from home-screen to access Widgets Menu

Tap ‘Edit’ to open Widgets Menu.

2. Adding a Widget and related settings

Tap ‘ADD WIDGET’ to open the list of available Widgets. Select one to add it.

For the purpose of this guide, we are opting 'Mail Message List’

It is a hybrid ‘Collection Widget’, with it you get to only browser your inbox but also, compose a new mail by tapping on the top-right icon on the Widget.

Tap on the tile of any Widget to resize it with a slider as seen in the image below.

Tap on top-right gears like icon of some widgets to open specific widget settings. For example, image below shows Weather widget settings.

Before you add multiple widgets of any type i.e. information, collection or hybrid. Understand that widgets have their own limitations and are not mini-apps by any means.

3. Removing a Widget

Navigate to Widgets Menu as shown above, tap on the round ‘Red’ icon to the right of a widget to remove it.

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That’s it. It should remove immediately from the list.

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