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Have a nice desktop

Want to have a nice desktop? Then think about using widgets. They cannot only be fun like information on the weather or on the start of the sixth season of 24, but they can also be very useful!

See my desktop, it contains the SDN search widget and the SDN weblogs widget. Without starting my internet browser I can see the latest weblogs that have been posted in the ABAP area (or any other area that you are interested in) or execute a search on SDN or OSS. How convenient can your life be?

The widgets run on the yahoo engine, so you have to install this first. Then you can download and install any widget you like. On SDN there are already fellow techies that provide their widgets. And in the download area there is even a specific section for widgets.


Comments

Anonymous said…
Twan, vriend, de Ajax widget staat inmiddels lekker te snorren op mijn desktop thuis ("Barcelona wil Schneijder kopen voor 11 miljoen euro", lees ik net; gaat niet gebeuren natuurlijk!).

Vraag: zijn RSS feeds ook widgets en kan ik deze ook in de Yahoo Widget Engine draaien? Zo ja, hoe?

Rik
tbroek said…
Rik, goed om te lezen dat het je gelukt is om je desktop te pimpen.
In de Widget gallery (http://widgets.yahoo.com/gallery/) kun je een boel moois vinden, waaronder bijvoorbeeld diverse RSS readers. Zelf gebruik ik deze: MultiNewsReader van Gair Heaton(http://widgets.yahoo.com/gallery/view.php?widget=36039).

Succes,
Twan
Anonymous said…
Twan, geweldig dit allemaal. Ik zit hier op mijn hotelkamertje in Londen en ben lekker bezig met het spul. Ook de RSS reader werkt inmiddels en spugt allerlei SDN troep naar mijn laptop. Mooi, man!

Nog een vraag: kan jij nog wat tips geven over widgets die handig zijn uit de yahoo galllery?

Groet, Rik
tbroek said…
In mijn vorige post bedoelde ik natuurlijk deze link:
http://widgets.yahoo.com/gallery/
dl_r.php?widget=36039
Hopelijk pas ie nou wel in het venstertje. Anders ff zoeken op Gair Heaton.
Een andere leuke: als je veel werkt met Capgemini India: twee klokje naast elkaar met de twee tijdzones (of de tijd in London en Rotterdam ;-) Deze widget staat hier:
http://widgets.yahoo.com/gallery/
dl_r.php?widget=36128&platform=win
Anonymous said…
Twan, die Apple feedreader had ik toch al van je gehad? Hoe kom ik aan die widget die op jouw desktop staat (in het voorbeeld in je blog) met de "24" er op?

Rik
Anonymous said…
Twan,

Kun je niet een blog openen (oid) waarin je kenbaar maakt als jij weer een nieuwe widget hebt gevonden of een nieuwe treinvisier.nl achtig iets? Zou ik geweldig vinden, gekoppeld aan een RSS feed.

Groet, Rik

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