What is Leopard Safari's webclip to dashboard tool for?

zen

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There doesn't seem to be an option to remove this new function button from Safari... what is it for? I've played with it, clipping webpage content into Dashboard widgets, but I can't work out what you would use it for? Any ideas? Seems about as useless as the transparent menu bar.

And is there a setting to disable it that I have missed?
 

CavemanUK

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There doesn't seem to be an option to remove this new function button from Safari... what is it for? I've played with it, clipping webpage content into Dashboard widgets, but I can't work out what you would use it for? Any ideas? Seems about as useless as the transparent menu bar.

And is there a setting to disable it that I have missed?
Lets say you visit a particular website every day for news or info... perhaps you only look at a little bit of the site.. Webclip lets you make a widget that autoupdates with that portion of the website..

for example, my mother is it a local darts league and their division has a league table on a big website.. well after cutting out just the bit shes interested in, there is now a nice widget that tells her the league standings whenever she goes to dashboard.
 

zen

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Ah ok. I was trying it out on web clips that don't change. Still, seems a bit niche interest. Hopefully there will be a button to disable it in a future update of Safari.

Sure am looking forward to 10.5.1!
 

CavemanUK

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Ah ok. I was trying it out on web clips that don't change. Still, seems a bit niche interest. Hopefully there will be a button to disable it in a future update of Safari.

Sure am looking forward to 10.5.1!
Its just a feature, like printing, or tabs.. You dont really need to "disable" it because its not actually running unless you click on it.. If you would like to remove it from your toolbar, you can click view -> customise toolbar...

That way you never have to see it again!
 

Wayfarer

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But it really is a useful addition to Safari. I don't see why you would want to get rid of it. :confused:

I think it's kind of buggy right now because it doesn't seem to work for me. But that will definitely be fixed in a future Leopard update.
 

otis123

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Lets say you visit a particular website every day for news or info... perhaps you only look at a little bit of the site.. Webclip lets you make a widget that autoupdates with that portion of the website..

for example, my mother is it a local darts league and their division has a league table on a big website.. well after cutting out just the bit shes interested in, there is now a nice widget that tells her the league standings whenever she goes to dashboard.
like my k/d ratio on my halo 3 profile, i checked it every day, so i made a webclip of it
 

psychofreak

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Personally I find its a great replacement for sites that should have RSS but don't. RIght now I've got it on Unsanity and Sixtyforce for news of Leopard compatibility :)
 

Queso

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I've already got the League Two form table from football365.com and the League Two table from the County website clipped to my dashboard. So there's two great uses just there :)
 

plinden

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Ah ok. I was trying it out on web clips that don't change. Still, seems a bit niche interest. Hopefully there will be a button to disable it in a future update of Safari.

Sure am looking forward to 10.5.1!
You want to remove the button? In Safari, View/Customize Toolbar, drag the button off the toolbar. Edit: Oops. Sorry CavemanUK, I missed your post.
 

Queso

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A quick question on this, as I've currently only got my Tiger Mac with me. If you create a webclip widget on Leopard, can you export it and run it on other Macs?
 

zen

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Which site did you get that weather from?
 

gianthobbit

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I know this thread is super old but here goes.

Does anyone know how often those webclips auto update? Reason I am asking is I uploaded some keyboard shortcut cheat sheets online and used webclips to show them in dashboard. There did not seem to be an easier way...

Anyways, there static so I don't know how much unnecessary bandwidth this method will use up. Any idea?
 
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