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Android Application Development For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Donn Felker, Michael Burton

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Placing Your Widget on the Home Screen

The usability experts on the Android development team did a great job of allowing application widgets to be easily added to the Home screen. Adding one is easy — follow these steps:

1. Open the application list on the Home screen of the emulator.

2. When the list of applications is visible, select Widgets.

3. Choose Silent Mode Toggle, as shown in Figure 7-4.

Figure 7-4: The Silent Mode Toggle widget in the Widgets list.

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You have now added the Silent Mode Toggle widget to the Home screen, as shown in Figure 7-5. You can tap the icon to change the ringer mode, and the background changes accordingly. (Refer to Figure 7-2.)

Figure 7-5: The app widget, added to the Home screen.

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