Apple Mac or Windows Vista has popularized the small programs that are floating on a computer’s desktop. Modern computer operating systems of today like Mac, Windows, or Linux have Widget applications on the desktop. A prominent widget for Apple and Windows is Yahoo! Widgets. Yahoo! Widgets are miniature applications with File Extension Widget which runs in their own window at the same time.
Yahoo Widget Engine is a free software that works on various computer operating system like Windows XP, Windows Vista and Mac OS X that enables Widgets to run on the desktop. Widget Software includes analog clocks, calendar, notepad, picture slide, but it could be expanded to include games, weather update, stock reports, and more.
There are two common programs that have File Extension Widget, namely Yahoo! Widget Software and Konfabulator Software. Konfabulator by the way is the original company developer of Widgets Engine prior to Yahoo acquisition.
System Requirements for Yahoo Widgets:
- Windows XP SP2, 2000 SP4
- Windows Vista
- Mac OSX 10.3.9 and up
- Internet connection
- 512 megabytes of RAM
The Yahoo Widget starter pack includes Analog Clock, Battery, Day Planner, Digital Clock, iTunes Remote, Picture Frame, Yahoo! Finance, Yahoo! Mail Checker, and Yahoo! Weather. There are thousands of cool Widgets that are available for download from Yahoo! Widget Gallery. My personal favorite is the Day Planner and Mail Checker as I could easily see my appointments and email on the computer desktop.
Download Yahoo! Widgets 4.5 including Adobe Flash 9
Mac OSX: http://download.yimg.com/ycs/widgets/us/4.5.2x10a50/yahoo_widgets_4.5.2.dmg
If you’re unable to install or run some files with File Extension Widget the most probable reason might be that Yahoo Widget Engine is not yet installed. Thus, install the Yahoo Widget Engine first before adding more Widgets from the Yahoo Widget Gallery. The idea behind Widgets is to have small useful programs that look beautiful on desktop. They are nice snippets of software application that brings useful information to computer desktop.