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Offline zookrez

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clean up tablet
« on: January 16, 2013, 06:06:54 PM »
can anyone tell me how to clear out cache and history and get rid of unwanted wigets



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Re: clean up tablet
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2013, 07:40:24 PM »
By clearing cache & history, I'm assuming you mean the browser?

Open Chrome, tap the three dots top right and select settings and then privacy. At the top you'll see "Clear browsing data", tap to choose what you want to clear.

To remove widgets, long press and drag to the X at the top of the screen.

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Re: clean up tablet
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2013, 09:20:23 PM »
Drag them to the bin.

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Re: clean up tablet
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2013, 12:36:40 AM »
can anyone tell me how to clear out cache and history and get rid of unwanted wigets

I use History Eraser - simple, works great !

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mobi.infolife.eraser&feature=nav_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDMsIm1vYmkuaW5mb2xpZmUuZXJhc2VyIl0.

Try the suggested method on widgets but I find it easy enough to either ignore them or uninstall the apps that added them in the 1st place......
« Last Edit: January 17, 2013, 12:38:35 AM by Bigtroutz »

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Re: clean up tablet
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2013, 12:31:10 PM »
what do you mean by dragging to bin

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Re: Re: clean up tablet
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2013, 01:08:13 PM »
what do you mean by dragging to bin

Touch and hold on the widgets until they move and drag them to the trash can icon

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Re: clean up tablet
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2013, 03:30:34 PM »
Stock launcher is actually an X with the word Remove beside it...

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Re: clean up tablet
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2013, 03:43:28 PM »
Sorry yes.. press and hold the widget till they can move and drag to the X that says remove.

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Re: clean up tablet
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2013, 04:19:00 PM »
:P

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Re: Re: clean up tablet
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2013, 04:57:50 PM »
Stock launcher is actually an X with the word Remove beside it...

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Lol minor details

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Re: clean up tablet
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2013, 05:03:57 PM »

I use History Eraser - simple, works great !

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mobi.infolife.eraser&feature=nav_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDMsIm1vYmkuaW5mb2xpZmUuZXJhc2VyIl0.

Try the suggested method on widgets but I find it easy enough to either ignore them or uninstall the apps that added them in the 1st place......
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Hi, Bigtroutz,

Thanks for the recommendation re: History Eraser; I was not familiar with this app. I installed the app but didn't see anything regarding widgets. Am I not looking in the right place? Any help showing me the way would be much appreciated.

Cheers,
- martyh

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Re: clean up tablet
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2013, 05:13:26 PM »
I believe that widgets need to be removed manually like suggested above.
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Re: clean up tablet
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2013, 09:39:44 PM »
Yes, that was meant to be two methods -- one for each of your questions --- use the app for cache and history and the second sentence for widgets

 


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