10.4.2 includes ability to delete widgets from within Dashboard!

admanimal

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No more automatic installation at all, either. There's a new widget installer that launches when a widget it double-clicked, and it includes a little test area for you to try out the widget before installing it. It sounds like a really nice, secure way of doing things.
 

Applespider

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Despite what Apple said about the widgets being so easy to create, does anyone else get the feeling that they're a little surprised at how many have appeared in so short a time?

From not bothering about easy ways to manage/delete multiple widgets to the old website design that made it tough to navigate through them, it all seems like they were expecting numbers more like Sherlock channels than what we've seen widget-wise.

I'm looking forward to it though. I wonder if Apple's will also have the ability to disable widgets rather than just delete them. And if it will handle updating new versions of widgets better...
 

cb911

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sounds good.

i was just thinking about a widget to do this the other day actaully... because there's that System Preferences panel to manage & disable widgets, but it makes sense to be able to do this from Dashboard itself...
 

chameeeleon

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Applespider said:
Despite what Apple said about the widgets being so easy to create, does anyone else get the feeling that they're a little surprised at how many have appeared in so short a time?

From not bothering about easy ways to manage/delete multiple widgets to the old website design that made it tough to navigate through them, it all seems like they were expecting numbers more like Sherlock channels than what we've seen widget-wise.
Funny, those were my exact thoughts when I saw the revamped widget browsing website. Apple was expecting maybe 20 of these things, and they got 400.
Glad to see they aren't waiting for a Dashboard 2 to add this stuff though. Now I can drag the "Widgets" folder out of my Finder sidebar if I don't have to navigate there to delete them.
 

BWhaler

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I could care less about this functionality. Widget Manager solves my needs. (Although it is interesting to see how poorly some things in Tiger were thought through.)

For me 10.4.2 is all about the bug fixes. Tiger sure needs a lot of them, and I really hope this release nails most of the big ones I see every day. Fixing mail, spotlight, and syncing alone will finally make me happy with Tiger. Until then, it is still beta quality in my mind.
 

CubaTBird

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hey anything that improves os x tiger is good in my book... i think this is a nice added feature if you will to tiger