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Last post Author Topic: Do you use Desktop Widgets?  (Read 19425 times)

Bjorn_Bear

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Re: Do you use Desktop Widgets?
« Reply #25 on: November 11, 2007, 02:44:40 PM »
Launchy indexes the programs in your Start Menu and the directories you want
and then you can start any of those programs by ALT+SPACE and typing the name of the program.

Download link
http://sourceforge.n...mp;package_id=146049

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Re: Do you use Desktop Widgets?
« Reply #26 on: November 11, 2007, 03:32:43 PM »
What about the almighty farr? http://www.donationc...r/findrun/index.html

;)
But, ahem, are these widgets?

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Re: Do you use Desktop Widgets?
« Reply #27 on: November 11, 2007, 04:04:50 PM »
launchy and Find and Run Robot are not really widgets, at least by my way of thinking.
i was really thinking about desktop things that stay on screen and are usually part of a family of such things where you can choose which widget toys to show and where.

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Re: Do you use Desktop Widgets?
« Reply #28 on: November 11, 2007, 06:32:19 PM »
from Wikipedia:  :)

ws-wiki-widgets-1.pngDo you use Desktop Widgets?
http://en.wikipedia....g/wiki/Widget_engine

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Re: Do you use Desktop Widgets?
« Reply #29 on: November 11, 2007, 06:53:09 PM »
i was really thinking about desktop things that stay on screen and are usually part of a family of such things where you can choose which widget toys to show and where.

"Toys" is the operative word.  To me, a widget is something fun and nice-to-have, but not integral to your desktop experience.  You shut them down if they consume too much RAM or CPU cycles.

FARR and other programs of its ilk are utilities I would not consider shutting down.

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Re: Do you use Desktop Widgets?
« Reply #30 on: November 11, 2007, 11:47:54 PM »
Thanks guys. It was more... how shall put it... a rhetorical question.
If farr was to be considered a widget, then we could put a whole bunch of apps in that category. For sure.

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Re: Do you use Desktop Widgets?
« Reply #31 on: November 12, 2007, 10:08:49 AM »
I recently changed the position of the box and can no longer see the HDD LED - tried HDDLED Indicator which has tiny (movable) always on top lights for logical drives, physical disks or a single all-in-one light. It can optionally blink in the system tray or blink the keyboard scroll lock light (helpful if the monitors are off) - it's the only widget-ish thing that I think is unobtrusive+useful enough to last on my system. Very low on resource consumption too.

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Re: Do you use Desktop Widgets?
« Reply #32 on: November 12, 2007, 02:47:18 PM »
What about the almighty farr? http://www.donationc...r/findrun/index.html

;)
But, ahem, are these widgets?

Find and Run Robot is a program for keyboard maniac's ;D
Thank's, a new title in my CV.
Gone try farr and see how I like it.
Widgets where I can see the weather in L.A or London ? no thanks
A useful widget anyone give me a tip  :Thmbsup:.


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Re: Do you use Desktop Widgets?
« Reply #33 on: November 12, 2007, 02:51:39 PM »
That's almost a haiku.

Find and Run Robot.
Weather widgets? No thank you.
A useful widget.

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Re: Do you use Desktop Widgets?
« Reply #34 on: November 12, 2007, 09:57:27 PM »
That's almost a haiku.

Find and Run Robot.
Weather widgets? No thank you.
A useful widget.

 :)

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Re: Do you use Desktop Widgets?
« Reply #35 on: November 14, 2007, 04:00:38 PM »

Haiku developer http://haiku-os.org/ I'm not,
poet might be.

Snowy weather in Sweden
so a simple game for me.
http://www.mobygames...ientists-laboratory/


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Re: Do you use Desktop Widgets?
« Reply #36 on: November 15, 2007, 01:27:39 AM »
This thread is degenerating quix
We need to inject some widgets in the mix

(I'm going to shoot myself in the head now as punishment for posting that  ;D)

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Re: Do you use Desktop Widgets?
« Reply #37 on: November 15, 2007, 06:09:59 AM »
A widget is a small useful single purpose tool. Outside of a computer, a magnifying glass, a pair of nail clippers, or one of those citrus peeler thingies would be called widgets.

Yahoo Widgets, Konfabulator, Vista Gadgets are collections of widgets that rely on a common 'widget engine'. But a widget doesn't have to be part of a collection to be a widget, nor does it have to rely on a widget engine...it just has to do one thing....and be small.

A better synonym for a widget would be 'tiny tool'.

By all rights, most of Skrommel's tools are widgets and I would call many of the coding snacks, widgets.

I wouldn't call FARR a widget because it is too complex and really does a lot more than one thing, but I would call mouser's DYDLO a widget.

So based on this definition, I think it would be safe to say that we all use widgets and it's just a matter of listing your favorite tiny tools to answer this question, or more specifically, the tiny tools that are always visible on your desktop, or at least visible when they are doing their job. Most tray tools (but not all) wouldn't be desktop widgets because they do their job from the tray and not on the desktop.

And for me, my 2 favorites would have to be my own DClock2, and wordzilla's Pop-Up Cody. They are the only desktop widgets that are always running that I would be more than quite annoyed if I had to close either of them for any reason.

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Re: Do you use Desktop Widgets?
« Reply #38 on: November 28, 2007, 04:12:49 PM »
Widgets got old for me about a year ago. Now I just don't think they provide enough usefulness for the resource usage.

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Re: Do you use Desktop Widgets?
« Reply #39 on: November 28, 2007, 04:41:40 PM »
Widgets got old for me about a year ago. Now I just don't think they provide enough usefulness for the resource usage.

Well said, sir! EXACTLY my experience  :)
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