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Yahoo! Widget Engine – run Widgets on your desktop

Submitted by on May 15, 2009 – 12:26 am2 Comments

Yahoo! Widget Engine

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The Yahoo! Widget Engine (formerly known as Konfabulator) is a JavaScript runtime engine for Windows and Mac OS X that lets you run little files called Widgets that can do pretty much whatever you want them to.

Using Yahoo! Widget Engine you will be able run widgets that can be alarm clocks, calculators, will fetch the latest stock quotes for your preferred symbols, can tell you your WiFi signal strength and even give your current local weather.

What sets Yahoo! Widget Engine apart from other scripting applications is that it takes full advantage of today’s advanced graphics. This allows Widgets to blend fluidly into your desktop without the constraints of traditional window borders. Toss in some sliding and fading, and these little guys are right at home in Windows XP and Mac OS X.

The format for these Widgets is completely open and easy to learn so creating your own Widgets is an extremely easy task.

For the “skinning” crowd, Yahoo! Widget Engine is a dream come true. You can easily change the look, feel, layout, even functionality of a Widget so that it matches your lifestyle, your desktop, or the pants or skirt you have on that day.

Requirements:

· A connection to the Internet.
· 512 megabytes of RAM is recommended.

Reasons why this program is marked as adware:

· Yahoo! Widget Engine tries to change your homepage and default search engine. You can, however, uncheck these options.

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