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Monday, July 25, 2005 Wizard of Widgets, Konfabulator, impressed Apple first and now Yahoo!
"Yahoo Buys Maker of 'Widget' Applications"
Yahoo's Widgets page
Guys at K have plans, among them nurture Yahoo's Developer community (Google Maps mania cant go unnoticed, yes). Their history and plans for the future made interesting >>
[thanks Ranga, for the info] posted by pradeep | Permalink | (5)
IMO, dashboard is a pretty, useless application and the dashboard management is a UI disaster. The only time I open dashboard is when somebody comes home and I show off my powerbook.
By 11:12 AM, at
I have tried the windows version. Manoj, although I dont have strong impression as yours, I did see it as fancy stuff. Just curious...why do you think it's a UI disaster?
In dashboard, if you need to close a widget, you press the Cmd key and move your mouse over and then a close button appears. This 'feature' itself qualifies for a UI disaster. The latest 10.4.2 update includes a dashboard management widget which is an even bigger joke. And when Tiger was initially released, it required just a single click in Safari to install malicious widgets with no easy way of removing them. Reloading the dashboard is not so easy and without macosxhints.com, I would have never figured it out.
By 1:43 PM, at
Manoj, I see what you're saying. Now I need to try this thing on a Mac.