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    less then six months
  • 14% (30)
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  • 24% (49)
    less then three years
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post #2011 of 4043
What kind of widgets do you guys use, or rather what kinds would you like to use if they all worked? I've personally never found a use for widgets, but I am still looking. redface.gif
post #2012 of 4043
I like the weather widget redface.gif
 
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post #2013 of 4043
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Originally Posted by Ferrari8608 View Post

What kind of widgets do you guys use, or rather what kinds would you like to use if they all worked? I've personally never found a use for widgets, but I am still looking. redface.gif
I used to like the comic strip one which would show the latest strip from your favourite comics (eg XKCD, Cyanide and Happiness, Garfield, etc).

Never really seen the point of any of the other widgets personally as they either consume resources to output the resources or fill such a niche criteria which would be better served with other utilities (eg Nagios monitoring, browser bookmarks, etc)
Quote:
Originally Posted by GermanyChris View Post

I like the weather widget redface.gif
I've always considered them the most pointless of all teh widgets you can get on phones and PCs because:
  • if you're inside thinking of going outside, you'd have the curtains open so just look out the window
  • if you're inside and not thinking of going outside then you don't need to know what the weather is like
  • and if you're already outside then you'd already know what the weather is like

Edited by Plan9 - 1/24/14 at 5:34am
post #2014 of 4043
Quote:
Originally Posted by Plan9 View Post

I used to like the comic strip one which would show the latest strip from your favourite comics (eg XKCD, Cyanide and Happiness, Garfield, etc).

Never really seen the point of any of the other widgets personally as they either consume resources to output the resources or fill such a niche criteria which would be better served with other utilities (eg Nagios monitoring, browser bookmarks, etc)
I've always considered them the most pointless of all teh widgets you can get on phones and PCs because:
  • if you're inside thinking of going outside, you'd have the curtains open so just look out the window
  • if you're inside and not thinking of going outside then you don't need to know what the weather is like
  • and if you're already outside then you'd already know what the weather is like

But I'm also interest in the weather at my home as well as the weather at work they are 185KM apart so they won't necessarily be the same.
 
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post #2015 of 4043
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post #2016 of 4043
or on my screen so when I wake up I can wake it up see the weather on my way to brush my teeth and roll up the rolladen..
 
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post #2017 of 4043
Reminds me of that Weather Channel adware I always find in my relatives' system trays. The widget is probably a bit more useful though.
post #2018 of 4043
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or on my screen so when I wake up I can wake it up see the weather on my way to brush my teeth and roll up the rolladen..

Do you not have windows in your house tongue.gif
post #2019 of 4043
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Do you not have windows in your house tongue.gif

The rolladen you put down at night completely black out the windows and save the heck out of some heat.
 
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post #2020 of 4043
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The rolladen you put down at night completely black out the windows and save the heck out of some heat.

But presumably you need to roll them back up at some point before you leave the house?

It's your computer, your life, far be it for me to dictate how you should organise yourself. I just think it takes more time and effort to use a weather app when you're going to need to look out a window anyway.
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