Posted 26 August 2005 - 05:32 PM
I think the way Dashboard set up the drag and drop type interface for widgets is spectacular, but I completely despise the fact that I cant have my widgets constantly floating without have to call up their "pane".
It kind of defeats the purpose for a lot of widgets if you ask me. If I had to navigate to a seperate pane to access my itunes remote, I'd just open up itunes itself.
Posted 26 August 2005 - 05:38 PM
Dashboard here is slow like a dog
And kon have much more nice widgets
Posted 26 August 2005 - 06:26 PM
Dashboard would probably run much nicer on a real mac os, but I'd use konfabulator on an x86 install.
Disable it with this http://www.versiontr...fo/macosx/26899
Any particular reason? Has anyone tried them both on x86? Does one run faster/better than the others?
I just found this, thought I would share. It allows you to run Dashboard widgets freely on the desktop, instead of having to call them up
::UPDATE:: the above link is a trial, and it runs like a fat kid in knee deep water on x86.
Posted 26 August 2005 - 10:15 PM
Konfabulator takes up to much ram .. 8mb ram per widget on xp
Posted 27 August 2005 - 08:31 PM
Posted 27 August 2005 - 11:51 PM
Posted 28 August 2005 - 12:46 AM
I'm too lazy to find out, so if anyone does, let us know hehe
Posted 30 August 2005 - 07:09 PM
Posted 02 September 2005 - 04:47 PM
just upgraded from 1.99 to 2.1.1 and its varying between 1.9mb to 8mb .. with most hovering around 3mb, so it could just be that i was using an outdated version of konfabulator(had it set not to check for updates so i didnt know there were updates )
The exes are only taking up 2 MB per widget.
Posted 02 September 2005 - 07:53 PM
Well, at least we won't need to port widgets over to x86.
Posted 08 September 2005 - 10:30 AM
Posted 08 September 2005 - 01:13 PM
Activate Dashboard by pressing F13 (or whatever key you've assigned to Dashboard).
Begin dragging the widget.
Press F12 again, before letting up on the mouse button.
Drop the widget wherever you want it.
You can do the same thing in reverse to drag the widget back onto the Dashboard. Also of interest: while a widget is frontmost, you can press Command-R to reload it. (This may be necessary if a widget is buggy and gets messed up somehow.) There's even a nifty Core Image-based twirl effect to accompany the reload.
Got that from Mac OS Hints, and I know it works on normal macs as I use it on my Mini~
Posted 08 September 2005 - 08:07 PM
Posted 08 September 2005 - 10:13 PM
I'm just training myself for the switch when it comes, got the objectdock and konfab and the safari skin for firefox. when a better version of the dvd is released i'm going to buy a hackintosh kit and have both this XP and a hackintosh side by side with a KVM switch. can't wait! XP for Play, Mac For work (and play)
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