The MacRumors Forum Spy Widget (finally)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by decksnap, Oct 23, 2006.

  1. decksnap macrumors 68040

    decksnap

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    #1
    Thought I'd start a new thread now that it's working. Thanks for the help Lixivial. :)

    Download the Forum Spy widget here:

    Forum Spy

    BTW, if the mods have any issues with the use of the javascript let me know and I'll take it down. I figured it wasn't hurting anybody.
     

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  2. Shadow macrumors 68000

    Shadow

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    Excellent...*adds to dashboard*! How much RAM does it use (Activity Moniter is refusing to open after install loads of SF)?
     
  3. Rojo macrumors 65816

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    Wow, thanks.
    Just what I've been looking for!
     
  4. Danksi macrumors 68000

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    I was just trying out Forum Spy this morning, but had to close the tab. It was updating soo fast that it made my head spin! :)
     
  5. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    oh no
    looks like MR will be sucking more of my time, even if I don't have any browser windows open!!

    :D FANTASTIC! :)
     
  6. MacNut macrumors Core

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    very good but one thing, is there a way to fix the time, its 4 hours ahead.

    and Im wondering if the white text on black might cause some eye strain.
     
  7. decksnap thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Now that you mention it... hmmm. I hadn't noticed because the time I see on Macrumors posts has always been four hours ahead. I'll look into it.
     
  8. MacNut macrumors Core

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    I think blue text would be more visible then the grey.
     
  9. kretzy macrumors 604

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  10. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    Exactly. That damn forum spy has made it near impossible to finish anything now...
     
  11. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

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    Can we get rid of these?
     

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  12. MRU macrumors demi-god

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  13. decksnap thread starter macrumors 68040

    decksnap

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    I would if I knew how. Honestly, it was a struggle to manipulate to begin with. :)

    Feel free to dig around in the package contents. I'd love to figure that out.
     
  14. AvSRoCkCO1067 macrumors 65816

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    Won't Leopard make these kinds of things cake to make? Is that what that Dashboard button in Safari will do? :confused:
     
  15. decksnap thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Hopefully, but I'm not sure about that. I haven't used Leopard so I don't know, but I think a lot of things would be hard to pull off with that feature. Can you 'clip' an area that you need/want to scroll, like the Forum Spy? I think it will be good for some things, but not all.
     
  16. Lollypop macrumors 6502a

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    well there goes my life! :D

    Really cool widget! I personally like the colors, might be better with a bit more contrast. Nice work decksnap!:D
     
  17. psychofreak Retired

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    NOOO..not sure about others, but mine worked with Firefox 1.5, but now it doesn't with firefox 2
     
  18. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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  19. janitorC7 macrumors 6502a

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    #19
    yay! I have been waiting for this to finish

    I said it once and I will say it again.......

    ARN!!!!, put this thing as a link on MR and come on

    DEMI-GOD STATUS
    He deserves it
     
  20. tvguru macrumors 6502

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    Thanks! I've had each one...I think. I love it. :cool:
     
  21. tribal macrumors member

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    can someone advise me what is the software for?what purpose of the software?
     
  22. Willis macrumors 68020

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    *points* theres meeeeee

    On a more serious note... nice widget
     
  23. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    It's a Dashboard widget version of Forum Spy, a way to keep track of posts being made here in the MacRumors forums in realtime.
     
  24. Unorthodox macrumors 65816

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    I wish there was a "New Post" widget that only updated when you activated the dashboard (F12)
     
  25. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Ok I had to shut off the Forum Spy Widget after having a slow down and pinpointing it to the forum widget sucking 120MB of memory and slowing my system to a crawl. Im not sure if this can be fixed but does it need to be pulling that much memory.
     

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