Questions tagged [widgets]

An application, or a component of an interface, that enables a user to perform a function or access a service. For example, a web widget is a small application that can be installed and executed within a web page by an end user.

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How to fix Windows 11 widgets not loading?

This is my Widgets view currently I recently re-installed Windows 11 Pro and have run into a weird issue. My widgets area just stopped loading altogether. Upon the first few startups, the Widgets area ...
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Adding conditions to Rainmeter widgets config.ini file

Hope you are in good health. I am using following rainmeter widget on windows 10: right clicking on the widget >> "Edit skin" takes you to the configuration.ini file of this widget: ...
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Windows 10 widget stuck on screen

Currently I have something that looks like a widget stuck on my Homescreen and it is projected as over layer on all my tabs. I am not entirely certain that it is called a widget. It is unresponsive to ...
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How to delete the news widget in windows 11?

I upgraded to windows 11, and there are the new widgets. But I don't like the news widget that comes by default and want to remove it. Is there any way to do that? Edit: The method suggested is not ...
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Widget on task bar for currency conversion

Is there a way to have a widget for currency conversions (enter a value of currency A so the price for that value on currency B) on the taskbar? (like the default windows 10 for the weather for ...
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How do I prevent Widgets.exe from getting automatically started on Windows 11?

How do I gracefully prevent Widgets.exe from starting automatically on my Windows 11? By "gracefully", I mean I don't like deleting it or messing with the filesystem security. It's already ...
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Windows 11 Widgets Not Opening Intel UHD 10th Generation

Windows 11 widgets are not running at all. GPU: Intel UHD 10th Generation After a clean installation, they were working. After updating Windows they still worked. After updating the Store apps, the ...
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how to put a customizable button on the desktop?

i use a lot of adobe illustrator. i use delete button the most.I am using windows. is there a way to create a floating customizable button like a widget or applet ? I would like to assign the "...
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Windows 10 Widget Menu

I've got a windows 10 (desktop) with the german language activated. While I left the room and came back suddenly a semi transparent menu popped up which was called "windows widget menu". It ...
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Desktop Widgets on Mac

Is there a way I can add desktop Widgets in Mac (Mojave or later) using any third party tool (eg. Rainmeter for Windows)? I want to add world clock widget on my desktop instead of the Widget Drawer. ...
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Azure DevOps Deploy Frequency Widget

I am trying to use the DevOps Metrics Widget from Solidify AB to display deploy frequency for an Azure DevOps multi-stage pipeline. I have a template set up to run a deployment job to deploy to a ...
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How can I disable the “News and Interests” Widget on the Windows 10 Taskbar?

On Windows 10 version 1909 and newer releases, Microsoft has added a "News and Interests" widget on the Taskbar (see blogpost): How can I remove this Widget from the Taskbar?
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How do I make program/app widget start on startup if there is no exe file?

So, I am using this https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/pomy/9nh2628qfznm?activetab=pivot:overviewtab . I want it to start at startup but there is no feature in this. I tried making a link to the ...
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How to change background image of Rainmeter system.ini

Rainmeter is a useful tool for creating desktop widgets. I'm using system.ini skin, it's transparent but I want some opaque background. The system.ini file has these lines: [Rainmeter] ; This section ...
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I'm getting only a subset of widgets when I download Orange 3.23.1

I recently downloaded Orange 3.23.1 and am getting only a subset of the baseline widgets when I run the app. For example, I do not see the "Scatter Plot" widget in the Visualize group. Instead, I ...
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Awesome WM weather widget issue

I am using Awesome WM as window manager, to get more flexible environment. But when I was doing a weather widget, using 'vicious' library, I could made some mistake... The problem is the next: any ...
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Internet speed monitor for windows 7

I have a tool on my android device that displays the amount of bytes uploaded and downloaded at any given time by all applications on the phone (ex. 5Kb/s, 10Mb/s). Is there any tool on windows 7 that ...
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Wipe KDE5 Widgets via Command Line/Freezing issue

I recently installed kde-plasma on an arch installation. Everything was working fine... until I added widgets. I wanted to try them out with a theme and decided that I wanted to remove them. However, ...
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JavaScript error on embedded Internet Explorer

I have a wallboard setup to display statistics in the office, however the widget that uses embedded Internet Explorer keeps coming up with a JavaScript error. The error can be closed without causing ...
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ZSH custom widget not working as I think it should

I'm trying to define a function so that I can launch Midnight Commander by pressing Alt-, but the function just doesn't work. I found and modified a function on another site and modified it so: ...
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emacs - Widget Custom Theme

I'm starting using emacs. I know that everything of emacs is customizable. But, one thing I can't even found on internet is modifying the default emacs' widget's Look and Feel. Is there some way to ...
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Is there a desktop status widget for Jenkins?

At our company, we use Nagstamon to monitor our Nagios alerts. It's a standalone app that doesn't require a web browser, and installs on Linux. Is there a similar widget to monitor Jenkins dashboard ...
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Wordpress widget constantly switching

I work as a Webmaster at a Canadian company named Atrium Innovations. Our corporate website currently runs on WordPress. Several plugins are installed on our WordPress version, and one of them as been ...
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Where can I find widgets to replace Windows Sidebar gadgets? [closed]

Now security advisors are calling for disabling the Windows Sidebar entirely. Are there stand-alone apps that work with both Windows Vista and 7?
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Awesome WM buttons stop working

This is an excerp from my rc.lua: testcfg ={} testcfg.s = 1 testcfg.widget = widget({type = "textbox", name = "testcfg.widget", align = "right"}) testcfg.widget.text = testcfg.s testcfg.command = ...
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How to block annoying facebook and other social network widgets

We have facebook buttons, twitter buttons, linkedin buttons, google+ buttons, stumbleupon buttons, younameit buttons. These social network buttons and widgets are creeping up the internets like the ...
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KDE taskbar widget showing up in the middle of my screen

Suddenly, my widgets seem to be showing up in the middle of my screen. My calendar and everything else. Here are some screenshots: I've restarted my computer several times and restarted X a couple ...
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Calendar location incorrect in Linux Mint 9

When I click on the calendar applet, the calendar widget appears almost at the top right of the screen, instead of the bottom right.
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How to share Opera extensions preferences between my two computers?

Well, the title is quite unambiguous. However, let me clarify it even more. Starting with Opera 11, there now are Opera extensions, which are compliant to W3C widget specification. This allows us to ...
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How to block annoying Google RSS feed widget

This annoying Google RSS feed widget is just as annoying as this annoying Twitter search widget. How can I block it? I'm using Firefox.
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A good to do / task app [closed]

I am looking for a good to do / tasking app or widget. Basically I just want a list of items which I can check off when I have finished them - similar to Google Mail Tasks.
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Laptop LEDs replacement widget

I bought a new high-end customized laptop. Surprisingly it has no LEDs besides the power button. Specifically I'm missing the hard drive LED, WiFi LED and Bluetooth LED. I'm looking for a nice ...
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How to block annoying twitter search widget

this twitter search widget is popping up all around the internet. the animation is annoying me. newspapers think they are cool when they put this twitter widget next to their articles, but the ...
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Dictionary Desktop Widget

I constantly feel the need for a simple dictionary widget configured to a keyboard shortcut which lets me find the meanings/spellings of words independent of the application that I am currently using. ...
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Where Safari Web Clips are saved?

In which location Safari saves a web-clip generated widget ?
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How do I undelete stickies (the OS X widget version)?

In Mac OS X Snow Leopard, is it possible to undelete accidentally deleted stickies? (The widget version, not the application version)
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Linux: Are there any Desktop Widget engines that runs html/css/javascript? [closed]

I'm looking for a Desktop widget engine for linux that lets me program widgets using html, css, and javascript Any suggestions? Also comment if you have win/osx tips :)
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How to manage desktop real-estate for Ubuntu/Gnome

I'd like to reserve a section of my desktop for placing all my widgets. So when a window is maximized, it does not get mixed up with the widgets. Since there's a solution for Windows, I am guessing ...
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Screenlet "wideweather" keeps losing its configuration

I use the screenlet "wideweather" on my desktop. It works great, but every once in a while, it loses its configuration, and appears in the default corner of the screen with the default options: Any ...
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Bandwidth monitor for Mac OS X?

This is similar to the question: Does software exist to log all download / upload usage? But, I want to know what options are out there for OS X? This includes Dashboard widgets and standard ...
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