Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by rzarecta, Oct 22, 2005.
Post your favortie or the most usefull widgets. GO! GO! GO!
Idon't have one, but I like Unit Converter, Calculator, Stickies and some temp sensor one
The only useful one is Yellow pages + Map
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I got rid of dashboard completely...
None of my widgets really stand out, but combined, I have useful information at the click of a button.
weather - what should I wear today?
stocks - how did the stock market do today?
sysstat - how is my computer doing today?
stickies - what do I need to do today?
flip clock - what time is it?
blue and black itunes controller - quick access to change song
in my opinion, there are a ton more usefull widgets for laptops than desktops.
the google maps and USC football schedule widgets
shell watcher, shell script checker, permissions calculator, geolocator for IP adresses, wireless network finder/switcher, and an SMS dispact tool.
dictionary - really like this one, i like to look up new words a lot and using the widget is way faster than opening a new window and mistyping dictionary.com three times before i get it right.
word of the day - i play scrabble occasionally with friends and hope this will make me learn new words
calendar - faster than clicking on date/time
sticky - for random notes
weather - cause i like when it rains and can look foward to it.
Right now it's the AlbumArt widget. Basicly it looks up a few different sites for art & then gives you the option to add the art to one song or the whole album.
The Simpsons and The Family random quote generator widgets.... good ways to take a short break from working (well that is if you like those shows)
I found it's best to have this open along w/the iTunes widget so you can bounce through songs w/out leaving Dashboard. Depending on what the music is & how good your ID3 tags are it has about an 80% success rate.
if i were yuo, i'd look into the better features of tigher (NOT wigets): spotlight (apple + spacebar) and expose
the rest you probably wont use
You will like them for all of 20 minutes, then you will wish you could get rid of dashboard all together.
I used exopse before I updated, and I use spotlight here and there
how can i get rid of dashboard?
www.versiontracker and get a program called Onyx. It will let you kill Dashboard.