Most used Konfabulator Widgets?

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  1. neoelectronaut macrumors 68020

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    Right now I have open: iChat Bezel, iTunes Bezel, iTunes Remote, and Uptime Bar.

    Which are your favorites/which do you use the most?
     
  2. Stevp1 macrumors regular

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    most used widgets

    the Weather, Where Is It, Widget organizer 1, CompactAirPort
     
  3. latergator116 macrumors 68000

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    wow, this is so funny. I just happened to download konfobulator! So far, I really like the weather widget. BTW, how do you get more than the 10 or so it comes with?

    Edit: sorry, I found the extra widgets website
     
  4. latergator116 macrumors 68000

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    Quick question. How do you disable the iChat bezel?
     
  5. neoelectronaut thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I think if you go to the konfabulator menu in the menu bar and click ichat bezel while holding shift it should quit.
     
  6. latergator116 macrumors 68000

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    hmmm... it pops up with this weird message :
     

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  7. neoelectronaut thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Then try control, or command, or one of dem buttons over on the lower left of the keyboard in place of shift. :p
     
  8. rdowns Suspended

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    Effects on system?

    I'd like to purchase and begin using Konfabualtor but am concerend about it modifying anything on m system (and breaking it) and performance issues. Would like to run it on a 600 MHz iMac?

    Comments? SUggestions??
     
  9. ChrisH3677 macrumors 6502a

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    awaketime
    battery
    calendar
    chrome clock
    disk space
    iCal ToDo
    IPFinde
    Koncalculator
    OnlyFinder
    The Weather
    Thesaurus-Dictionary (written by me. hope to have it gallery soon)
    Uptime Bar
    WhoDoesWhat
    Widget Optimizer
     
  10. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    XHints - macosxhints.com rss feed
    RSS Viewer - Multiple rss feed viewer
     
  11. pyrotoaster macrumors 65816

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    The Weather
    CPU Portal
    and sometimes flipCount
    Konfabulator itself isn't such a processor hog. Widgets, on the other hand, can be. I'd simply recommend only using a few widgets at a time, and avoiding the processor hogs.

    The app doesn't modify any parts of the system (off topic, but I've never had a problem with any apps that do modify the system). And generally, OS X doesn't "break" like OS 9 did.

    Performance of any app will be better if you've got a healthy amount of RAM, too (at least 512 MB).
     
  12. latergator116 macrumors 68000

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    hmmm....that didnt work either. I just made them comletely translucent so you cant see the widget.
     
  13. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

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    The one I have used most often lately has been Battleship to occupy my time. I used to use the battery meter, show desktop, and widescape weather, but the weather widget stopped working, show desktop was replaced by Exposé, and I realized I don't need yet another battery meter running. I don't like the Weather widget that comes with the install much because it is so big. I've used the iTunes remote a few times, too, before discovering the cool remote like minimize that iTunes does when you click the green circle. I'd get more into the tetris game and minesweeper game widgets if I had a second mouse button, too.
     
  14. latergator116 macrumors 68000

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    I agree, the weather widget is a little big for my taste and I coud do without the cloud in the corner. I was looking for a way to resize it, but I dont think it can be done,
     
  15. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    Okay this is just one guy's opinion.

    I played with Konfabulator a bit, and some of the widgets quite purty I must agree. However $25 seems like a lot just for providing a "framework". Also, I rarely have much desktop exposed which limits access to the widgets without other widgets being used just to get at them. :D

    So I've gone back to menubar-based tools for the things I want to monitor. My faves are Menu Meters and Meteorologist - both are free. On those occasions when I want a transparent desktop monitor of my console log, the system log, or "top", I use Geek Tool.
     

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