Dashboard is a pretty good idea, but some of the kinks have to be worked out.
When you load up dashboard, all of the widgets start to load. To me, it seems like a wiidget free for all. I'm wondering if there is a script "a" would load. When that was done, widget "b" would load. It might take a little longer to get all of Dashboad loaded, but I think it would crash my computer less :-)
Any thoughts on this?
new and improved carpenter's level widget
i just modified Páll Thayer's Carpenter's Level
dashboard widget so that it no longer runs when dashboard is idle (duh! aren't the kids learning anything in school these days?).
his widget, for the uninitiated, uses the sudden motion sensor to detect the angle of the powerbook (or ibook). it displays a classic level showing said angle. it's nifty.
Apple specifically says to suspend timers when onhide() is called, and to resume normally scheduled programming when onshow() is called. did he do this? of course not.
if anyone else is using the widget (i have the powerbook version, but he's just written an ibook version) i can send the modified widget. i emailed him my changes, so hopefully he'll incorporate them into his version. Current Mood: productive
Can someone download
and please tell me what I am doing wrong. I cant get it to actually show up in Dashboard.Edit:
It appears that I am a moron. I named the bundle g101.wgdt when its supposed to be g101.wdgt *shakes head*
Thanks alot guys.
Mmmmm. First post of my new community.
Welcome to widget_p0rn
!!! A community dedicated to making/shareing/discussing tiger, widgets, and mac osx in general.
I came up with the idea, after obesessing with dashboard and widgets. I read this
and learned that all they really are is html and java. Deffinatly exciting!
So here is the community. Thank you for joining.
And please, share them sexy widgets :-)
By the way, basic community rules here. Pics behind cuts, mind LJ's Terms of Service
, stay on topic (or atleast put some on topic stuff on an OT post so I don't hate you), don't spam, don't feed the trolls, etc.