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Cham2000

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Is there a possibility to add more widgets to Ventura, than the standard widgets from Apple? I feel that the current choice is pretty limited. Is there currently a source for more widgets?

Also, the Photos widgets doesn't have any parameters. How can we set the frequency (or display time) of the random pictures taken from the Photo app?

PCalc is a nice calculator app (it's in the App Store), that may add a menubar widget. But strangely, after I set it up in the app settings, the calculator widget's menu icon disappeared and I'm unable to get it back. It appears to be a bug with PCalc. Has someone else got the same issue with this app? How can I get the calculator widget back to work?
 

galad

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If you are taking about menu extras, then the app has got to be open to show one.
 

orionquest

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Judging by the previous response, doesn't look like there is much demand if people don't know where or what widgets are. They've been around since 10.4 without much improvement. Kinda surprised they haven't been killed off completely.
 

haralds

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If we want to be clear, standard macOS Widgets are the "mini app panels" in the Notification center. Items in the menu bar are "Menu Extras." Pcalcs nomenclature is confusing in this regard.
These capabilities are attached to apps that might supply either from inside the bundle.
Apps that want menu extras to stay live after closing need to run in the background or launch a helper app.
The Fantastical calendar app is an example that supports both a menu extra with mini window and a range of notification widgets you can install.
 
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Cham2000

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If we want to be clear, standard macOS Widgets are the "mini app panels" in the Notification center. Items in the menu bar are "Menu Extras." Pcalcs nomenclature is confusing in this regard.
These capabilities are attached to apps that might supply either from inside the bundle.
Apps that want menu extras to stay live after closing need to run in the background or launch a helper app.
The Fantastical calendar app is an example that supports both a menu extra with mini window and a range of notification widgets you can install.
So there is no extra widgets for the Notification Center, apart from Apple's limited set of widgets?
 
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