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Opera Widgets

Opera Widgets  

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kizzaaa    13

Does anyone else use widgets? Personally I use the BitTorent search widget. Has anyone else found a decent one?

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:No-Frost:    3

Till the moment I use the weather widget called touchthesky... pretty good indeed ^^

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ozgeek    165

I find them useless. I only have a couple games (connect4, round-tetris, crosspuzzle) incase I need them to pass the time while downloading stuff.

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ravix7    0

I have a few games I don't this the weather widget 'touch the sky' is up to speed, I don't think it's a bad feature, I don't really mind whether it's included or not included. If there was a better weather one that would be great. Just tried the BT widget then, don't think it's useful as you can just search for torrents with the address bar.

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mikeS    0

It's pretty useless for me as I feel that the launching speed of Opera has decreased since I have upgraded to version 9. I think it has something to do with the widgets so I am looking for a way to DISABLE it.

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PT 13    9

No / No (N)

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Kraftman    1
No / No (N)

:yes:

Widgets were an awful idea. Opera is a browser, not an eye-candy machine. Also, BitTorrent support is pretty lame too IMO. You will never get the same power and control if you have an all-in-one app. :rolleyes:

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mikeS    0

:yes:

Widgets were an awful idea. Opera is a browser, not an eye-candy machine. Also, BitTorrent support is pretty lame too IMO. You will never get the same power and control if you have an all-in-one app. :rolleyes:

precisely :D

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vcv    0

:yes:

Widgets were an awful idea. Opera is a browser, not an eye-candy machine. Also, BitTorrent support is pretty lame too IMO. You will never get the same power and control if you have an all-in-one app. :rolleyes:

It's purpose is not to be the best client out there. It's purpose is to heglp the non-tech users more easily download torrents AND help legitimize torrents and become more adopted. It does serve a purpose, but not the same one as stand-alone clients.

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Kraftman    1

It's purpose is not to be the best client out there. It's purpose is to heglp the non-tech users more easily download torrents AND help legitimize torrents and become more adopted. It does serve a purpose, but not the same one as stand-alone clients.

I can respect that reply :yes:

You are right in a way. I mean, average Joe who has been sent to http://torrent.ubuntu.com will not know how to use the torrent.

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Cosmin    24

looks unprofessional for these moments' ;)

Cosmin

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GameMaster90    0

No/No

Stupidest idea for a browser, I hate it passionately. :shiftyninja:

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Subw00fer    0

I use only 1 widget and that is the Yahoo one for weather. I hate how the Opera widgets stay on top (you can put them in the background) but then they clog up your toolbar on the bottom.

Lame idea, needs work.

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illegalStuff    0

The only one I use is the Translator widget. I find it really useful.

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Net-Margin    0

Although I very rarely use the widgets I have found them to be a good idea and I am actually glad that they was implemented into Opera.

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Quillz    1,011

I don't use that many widgets, but I did find a useful one called the "color picker," where you could see thousands of different color hex codes.

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SnoopZ    329

Yes i use Touchthesky weather widget alot and the currency/translation ones.

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1759    1

I find the widgets pretty useless too, it's like Opera wanted to copy extensions from FF, but didn't incorporate them in a useful fashion. They would've been better off extending User js functionality IMO.

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Pink Floyd    15

nope, useless IMO

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vinczej    0

I use some widgets frequently. Some are very useful (Simplest Clock, TouchTheSky, Goal'06 (during WC), BJustB, TouchTheScreen, Param Google Search), and some are nice (Function2D, Function3D, HTML/Css Editor, Games, etc...). And of course, Stay Secure widget! I like them all. :)

With WirtuaWin I use a virtual multiple desktop, and on the 8th desktop I open my (actually used) widgets simultaneously as "Always on top".

Edited by vinczej

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fanboynz    8

If I were to use "widgets", I wouldn't let a web browser handle them. It'd be a separate application.

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Slimy    14

It's a web browser. It shouldn't be anything else. If opera was smart they would have a custom installer that you could choose to remove widgets, the bittorent protocol etc. - or just a slimmed down installer, that would work too :)

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Darken    0

Also, I use Widget for this nice addon >>

widgetize.jpg

Get Widgetized!

Opera News: Wednesday, 19. July 2006, 08:51:04

We got such a great reaction from our introduction of the Opera Widgetizer yesterday that we just had to make it even better. We now have a new Opera Widgetizer website available for anyone to input their own RSS or ATOM ingredients, select a preset skin and Presto! Your own widget comes hot out the oven...err, browser.

Take a look at our new Opera Widget Generator and go widget-crazy! Be sure to check back as we plan on creating even more delicious additions.

In other news, the widgetize group is now open. Feel free to join and participate on the forums. The current feed readers are only the first step on a long journey, so once again, stay tuned...

Source & mores infos --> http://my.opera.com/community/blog/show.dml/359970 :)

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ProjectRAGE    0

I think the Opera widget thing is just dumb and pointless, Opera rocks but Opera widgets..ummm no.

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