Frustrating - Cannot Put Widgets on Screen

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http://forums.androidcentral.com – I've got a frustrating problem: I tried to put some widgets on my screen and can't do it. I tap "Apps", select "Widgets", then tap and hold the widget, then drag the widget to the part of the screen I want it on and release. The program opens after I release the widget but the widget does not stay on the screen. Can't figure out what the problem is. Running Android 4.1.1 (HowTos)