Widgets Forum

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  1. iMatt mini macrumors 6502

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  2. eva01 macrumors 601

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    i don't believe there is enough talk of widgets on the site to warrant a forum for it.
     
  3. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    I think it could be worth considering. Maybe not a dedicated forum but a sub forum under Mac apps or something.
     
  4. Dr. Dastardly macrumors 65816

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    A sub forum would be kinda cool but why just widgits? How bout some spotlight plugins and such.
     
  5. iMatt mini thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I didn't know they made spotlight plugins. :eek:
    Where can I get some of those?
    Yeah, a subforum would be great too.
    Something like Mac Extras
    Dashboard Widgets, spotlight plugins, anything else.
     
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  7. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Widgets are definitely worth at least a sub forum. :)
     
  8. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    isn't there already a tiger forum? widgets being one of the biggest features of tiger?
     
  9. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    #9
    thats what i was going to say.
     
  10. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Well true they are a big feature of tiger...but they will no doubt survive longer after tiger is replaced (ie- with leopard and so forth). So having a separate forum/subforum on widgets could have some merit.
     
  11. Nickygoat macrumors 6502a

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    Not a bad idea - I only look at the Apple widget page after reading a post on here about it. I wonder if I'm alone in that? Might be plagued with people promoting their widgets though, but I'm sure there are ways round that.
     
  12. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Well, so far so good- I have not had any problems with Apple's Widget Page, downloading widgets from there, using those the widgets, etc...
     
  13. Nickygoat macrumors 6502a

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    No, neither have I. I meant that I forget to look on the widget page unless it's mentioned here and I don't imagine I'm alone :)
     
  14. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Try searching for "spotlight plugin" in VersionTracker. ;)

    Seriously, I knew the technology existed and sort of forgot about it. I have *not* seen very many plugins for Spotlight, particularly that I wanted.

    I am going to check out this one though: Ziplight, a plugin to let Spotlight see inside .zip files. :)
     
  15. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    No, I doubt that you are alone on that one.
     
  16. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    I really don't think there is any need for a forum or even just a sub-forum dedicated to widgets. Have you taken a look at the forum index recently? It's pretty busy as it is, without dividing things down further by having forums for specific features of the OS.
     
  17. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Well, okay edesignuk. Given the current state of affairs concerning index "bloat". We will have to forgo a Widgets forum/subforum for the time being.
     
  18. iMatt mini thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Anyways, I think a nice subforum to highlight good widgets users find would be nice. Not a forum for people to show the widgets they've made necessarily.

    Edit: We could have Widgets Wednesdays where everyone tells about their favorite widget of the week. :D


    or not.
     
  19. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Widget Wednesdays...I like it. It has a very catchy name. :)
     
  20. eva01 macrumors 601

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    Widget Wednesday eh, hmm i don't change my widgets for months
     
  21. Vader macrumors 65816

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    I think a little widget sub-forum would be nice, the main part would be something like "Tiger add-ons" and could have a sub-forum for each of these: spotlight plugins, automator scripts, and widgets.
     
  22. iMatt mini thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No, just a thread each wednesday where people can post links to widgets they've found/particularly like. ;)
    You don't HAVE to participate.
     
  23. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Hmmm...I like that idea. Back in the old days, with Windows 98, we had BSOD Wednesdays. And we used to gather at the coffee shop and talk about our favorite blue screen of death. But then again, we also had BSOD Tuesdays and Mondays and sometimes Thursdays and Fridays.... :rolleyes: Yeah, we drank too much coffee. :(
     
  24. iMatt mini thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ROFL. You guys must not use your Windows computers on weekends then. :p
    Or you'd have to be there saturday and sunday too.
    I used my XP laptop today for about 10 minutes and it crashed so I laughed and said screw this. I span my chair around to my B-E-A-UTIFUL Mac. :)
     
  25. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Hehe...sweet. Everyone should be able to switch from Windows to Mac just by spinning their chair around! :)

    And, ahem, yeah, we gathered around the sangria pitcher on the weekends to commiserate over Windows crashes in those days. :D
     

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