Your Custom Web Clip Thread

rand()

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Original poster
Jul 15, 2004
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Michigan
Hey, all!

Personally, I didn't think I'd use the Web Clip feature of Leopard Safari 3; but, like Exposé, it took me by surprise.

A) I'll use it, probably quite a bit.
B) I'll actually use Dashboard more in general, just because I can create a Heads-Up of anything on the web now.

So what's your first/favorite Web Clip? Made this from twit.tv's front page:
 

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Icedog

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Nov 7, 2003
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anyone know if there is a way to take a widget you have created and share it with your friends? preferably those with Tiger? I guess I just need to find the .wdgt file.
Thanks
 

richard.mac

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Feb 2, 2007
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does anyone find web clip widgets pretty slow? when i load dashboard all my normal widgets load pretty fast but my web clip widgets take a while. also when the web clips are loaded and i then close dashboard then open it again the web clip widgets go blank for ages and dont show the content until i refresh them... anyone experiencing this?
 

dogtanian

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Jun 26, 2007
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does anyone find web clip widgets pretty slow? when i load dashboard all my normal widgets load pretty fast but my web clip widgets take a while. also when the web clips are loaded and i then close dashboard then open it again the web clip widgets go blank for ages and dont show the content until i refresh them... anyone experiencing this?
To an extent yes. Think it definitely could be speeded up. Does it use the safari engine to get the info does anybody know?

I have the Rotten Tomatoes list of opening UK films and their current score.
 

RRK

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Mar 14, 2007
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does anyone find web clip widgets pretty slow? when i load dashboard all my normal widgets load pretty fast but my web clip widgets take a while. also when the web clips are loaded and i then close dashboard then open it again the web clip widgets go blank for ages and dont show the content until i refresh them... anyone experiencing this?
Im sure the speed of the website has something to do with it and maybe how many webclips you have. I only have one from espn and it loads maybe a little before some of the regular ones. I will have to look closer the next time I restart but I actually noticed the speed of webclips once recently on my own.
 

luftwaffles08

macrumors newbie
Jul 7, 2007
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I know this is a relatively dead thread, but has anyone had the issue where the web clip will not load, and then it brings you to the site you clipped it from in safari? I tried to make a web clip from xbox.com comparing my gamerscore and my friend's. At first it runs perfectly, but the next time I turn my computer on, it will refuse to load and brings me to xbox.com again. Is there any obvious reason why this would consistently happen?

EDIT:Appears to have had to do with logging into my gamer id on xbox.com. now that i've saved my password, it accesses it fine. false alarm.
 

PoisonedAppleII

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May 4, 2009
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i wanna know this too!!!

anyone know if there is a way to take a widget you have created and share it with your friends? preferably those with Tiger? I guess I just need to find the .wdgt file.
Thanks
I have one hint for you, that I've found on researching...and talking to applecare tech support II...and twittling around with my macbook...
the preference file for them can be found here:

:apple: home > Library > Preferences > widget-com.apple.widget.web-clip.plist

Hopefully. There's info regarding this...
I've been wondering this myself. :)
 

srogers1

macrumors newbie
Oct 3, 2007
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Web Clips going black until refresh

I'm having the problem mentioned above on Snow Leopard. When I web clip an image that changes (like a cartoon that gets updated) the web clip box in Leopard would change to fit the image if the site was updated with an image of a different size. Now it doesn't do that automatically, but it picks up the new size if I force the clip to refresh. However, after I do that, the clip is black if I leave the dashboard and come back. Haven't been able to figure out a way around it.
 

kennco

macrumors newbie
Oct 16, 2010
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Germany
Autorefresh black Webclip Widget

Hey there,
at the moment I use a Webclip I made in my Dashboard but every time I come back to the Dashboard the Webclip Widget is black. I have to use cmd+r to reload.
Is there a way to bring the Webclip to autoreload/refresh every time I open the Dashboard? Maybe by editing the webclip plist? Saw somebody before ask but didn't find a solution.
Thanks in advance for your help and reply.
 

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