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I was playing with the new iMac at the local Compusa, and when adding widgets to dashboard from the bottom widget bar, if I added one while the water effect was rolling, the computer would freeze. I reached behind and powered off, on again, gave time to load the OS, did it again and BAM! Froze again...
Interesting thing about it, if I do the same on my PC running 10.4.3, it does not freeze...
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Great! I can't wait to pop along to my local store and try it! A whole display full of crashed Macs should be really fun! If you guys don't see me on here tomorrow, you'll know I got arrested... Anyone willing to stand me bail? :)

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hehe, pletty funny. Metrogirl, you wont go to jail.. Now if you go on every computer and type: fdisk /mbr

Maaybee you'll get banned from the store :). but arrest? Lets hope not.

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I was playing with the new iMac at the local Compusa, and when adding widgets to dashboard from the bottom widget bar, if I added one while the water effect was rolling, the computer would freeze. I reached behind and powered off, on again, gave time to load the OS, did it again and BAM! Froze again...
Interesting thing about it, if I do the same on my PC running 10.4.3, it does not freeze...
:)

Can someone explain the 'water effect' thing? I've heard it mentioned before.. is it a screensaver or something? Either way, can't find anything of the sort.

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Great! I can't wait to pop along to my local store and try it! A whole display full of crashed Macs should be really fun! If you guys don't see me on here tomorrow, you'll know I got arrested... Anyone willing to stand me bail? :D


For the record, no problem with my home-brew Intel Mac. Had not realized that you can add widgets from the widget bar by simply (left) clicking on them. Got at least 3 splashing simultaneously without a problem.

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Can someone explain the 'water effect' thing? Either way, can't find anything of the sort.

You need to have Quartz Extreme and probably CoreImage working (Intel GMA9xx, some ATI) in order to see the effect.
I wonder if the crash is due to widget running in Rosetta mode? (Edited, meant to write Dashboard. is that still running under Rosetta?)

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You need to have Quartz Extreme and probably CoreImage working (Intel GMA9xx, some ATI) in order to see the effect.
I wonder if the crash is due to widget running in Rosetta mode?



LOL, widgets can't run under Rosetta, right?!?!?

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Widgets are just dhtml. The don't run under rosetta.

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But... Jobs says widgets are cross-platform!
Maybe dashboard is changed from 10.4.3 to 10.4.4 :huh::unsure:
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My mistake about Dashboard, it should be universal as of 10.4.1. The water ripple effect definitely requires Core Image: http://www.macrumors...628205204.shtml
Here is a movie : http://www.macrumors...ard_address.mov

The crash could be just an ATI driver problem with Core Image.

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You need to have Quartz Extreme and probably CoreImage working (Intel GMA9xx, some ATI) in order to see the effect.
I wonder if the crash is due to widget running in Rosetta mode? (Edited, meant to write Dashboard. is that still running under Rosetta?)



You need Core Image, if you have QE only it does not show, I know because my PowerBook has QE only and the ripple effect does not show, well QE is problably enabled if CI is supported.

Widgets are not platform specific because they content html, java and javascript.

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You don't even need to have mac os for a lot of them you can just open them in a browser.

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Plenty of water...And no crash :blink:

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widgets are indeed cross platform but if they are implementing functionality from a plugin, the plugin will not run under rosetta, the widget just won't work. The plugin has to be compiled as a universal binary.





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