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    I saw where Yahoo offered some desktop wigits, what actually is one and what benifit or help are they?
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    Do you mean "widget"? A desktop widget is a small application that displays a window on your computer desktop. A widget usually has a single, limited purpose, for example displaying a clock, or the latest stock indexes, or the weather, or chat messages, etc.

    It is entirely up to you to decide whether you find such applications useful (or merely attractive).

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    [quote name='rjbphillipsiii' post='789967' date='20-Aug-2009 11:31']I saw where Yahoo offered some desktop wigits, what actually is one and what benifit or help are they? [/quote]
    And the possibly negative side is that you get stuff you DO NOT want and maybe advertising that goes along with it. On my first investigation of Yahoo widgets a long time ago I decided it wasn't worth it. And I WAS looking for a desktop clock.

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    Is this in any way similar to the Vista sidebar? (that I found to be a complete nuisance and removed)

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    [quote name='VegasNath' post='790041' date='20-Aug-2009 17:12']Is this in any way similar to the Vista sidebar? (that I found to be a complete nuisance and removed)[/quote]
    Yep. See fer yerself: Yahoo! Widgets: useful, fun, beautiful little apps for Mac and Windows

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    One man's junk is another man's useful, fun, beautiful little apps!

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