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Old 08-11-2006, 12:32 AM   #1
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Exclamation Google Gadgets, or Yahoo Widgets

I'm not trying to start a huge fight like some "AMD VS. Intel" threads can get to be but i'm just curious as to whether you like Yahoo Widgets or Google Gadgets better. I'm curious to see what you guys say.
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Old 08-11-2006, 12:34 AM   #2
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I personally can't decide. I like the look of yahoo widget engine but I like the sidebar that comes with google gadgets. I also like that yahoo widget has more widgets but I do like some of the gadgets google has that yahoo doesn't. It's had for me to make a choice so I put "Can't decide" as my vote!

EDIT: I just realized I shouldn't have put the urgent icon as the icon for this thread.... sorry guys!
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Old 08-11-2006, 12:54 AM   #3
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Opera Widgets FTW

http://widgets.opera.com/

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Widgets are fun Web programs you can run right on your desktop. Access news and weather, play games, follow your favorite sports teams and much more.

There are currently 537 Widgets available.

For more information about Widgets, read the Opera Widgets user guide.
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Opera Widgets FTW

http://widgets.opera.com/
I haven't seen those before. I've tried opera but never tried the widgets. I'll have to give those a shot! thanks.
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Old 08-11-2006, 12:58 AM   #5
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The only fault is that you have to have the browser running when you use them..

I even made a thread on this, lol let me dig it up.

Ahh, here it is.

http://computerforums.org/showthread.php?t=40541

But no one cared, lol
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Yahoo! Widgets are very nice. I used them before.
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i like google gadgets, the sidebars nice

but then again, ive never tried the widgets
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Definetly Opera widgets!
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Neither. Btw, what does FTW mean?
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None of the above.

FTW = For The Win
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r u serious???
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Hes very serious..
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None of the above......
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I am currently looking for one of these programs, i recently tried Yahoo! Widgets, i was impressed.....until i looked in my task manager and realised each Widget takes a process, i was wondering if there was something similar that didn't use a new process for each and just used one for the whole thing....I'm about to give Google Gadgets ago...

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I am currently looking for one of these programs, i recently tried Yahoo! Widgets, i was impressed.....until i looked in my task manager and realised each Widget takes a process, i was wondering if there was something similar that didn't use a new process for each and just used one for the whole thing....I'm about to give Google Gadgets ago...

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Google Desktop doesn't take up much memory. I like it because of that and it looks cool too, the sidebar is a nice touch too!
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Just installed it then, i'm not a big fan of the appearance, i do like the Yahoo! appearnce better, so i'm at a loss both ways lol...they are both very clever though

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Just installed it then, i'm not a big fan of the appearance, i do like the Yahoo! appearnce better, so i'm at a loss both ways lol...they are both very clever though

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You could try Desktop Sidebar. You can skin that one but the only downside is that there aren't as many add-ons to it and they aren't exactly widgets but you can make it look like AERO. you can check it out at www.desktopsidebar.com
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I've tried yahoo Widgets...it made my computer load really slow since it takes time and resources to run those widgets, I had a few. Here is a SS.


Edit: That was when I was trying to decide which clock to use.
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Thanks for the tip Troy, just downloading that one now, can't install it just yet as i'm installing Windows XP x64 on my pc at the moment, but it does look promising!

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Edit: Hey Tommy Boy which widget is that in the top corner displaying hdd and pc statistics?
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I don't use anything like that. Google already logs all my searches the last thing I need is them storing an index of my hard drives somewhere.
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