Yahoo! Widget Engine
Yahoo! Widget Engine
4.5.2x10A50

3.6

Yahoo! Widget Engine free download for Mac

Yahoo! Widget Engine

4.5.2x10A50
13 August 2008

Create desktop widgets (was Konfabulator).

Overview

Yahoo! Widget Engine for Mac OS X lets you run little files called Widgets that can do pretty much whatever you want them to. Widgets can be alarm clocks, calculators, can tell you your AirPort signal strength, will fetch the latest stock quotes for your preferred symbols, and even give your current local weather.

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Version 4.5.2x10A50: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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Jazzyguy
14 August 2008

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WATCH OUT!!! Some irresponsible individual on the developer's staff made the default preference to start Yahoo Widgets on restart or log in. Turn it off in Yahoo Widget preferences.
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Version 4.5.2
cl-lagache
28 June 2018
I used YahooWidget for years with satisfaction on Yosemite. Unfortunately you did not deign to make her(it) compatible on High Sierra and I thus got rid of it. I have of to look for substitution applications for some widgets but there is nothing for Dashbord. What a pity!!!
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Version 4.5.2x10A50
Capejim
19 October 2015
I'll say that this is definitely one durable set of widgets! Amazingly, the Mac version (I started with this back when Arlo Rose developed it as Konfabulator, before Yahoo bought them up) is still working under Mac OS X Mavericks (10.9.5), and from a quick initial try under OS X El Capitan (10.11), it looked like it's still working there, as well(!). Now, maybe if I learn Javascript, I could develop some new widgets for this... ;-) Oh, I did turn off the check-for-update part (I forgot if that's in the Widget engine on the menubar, or within individual widgets), since IIRC, that was giving some error message a while back.
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Version 4.5.2x10A50
Libertyforall1776
17 March 2014
Confabulator/Yahoo Widget Engine lives on in "Connected TV", as of this post, Sony, Samsung, VIZIO, Toshiba, & Hisense HDTVs use it: http://developer.yahoo.com/connectedtv/
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Version 4.5.2
misterjspencer
29 June 2011
Yahoo widgets was infinitely better than OSx widgets, but many widgets for mac have gone by the wayside, perhaps the whole app things has destroyed the idea of widgets and many Geeklets give a better use. However it always wins out over mac osx widgets in that you can show them all on the desktop and they are often more controllable. Amnesty helps with displaying osx widgets but it is a bit creaky these days, and i started to use some of these yahoo widegets again and had forgotten how good they were.
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Version 4.5.2
Jazzyguy
14 August 2008
WATCH OUT!!! Some irresponsible individual on the developer's staff made the default preference to start Yahoo Widgets on restart or log in. Turn it off in Yahoo Widget preferences.
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Version 4.5.2
Peedeebee
11 July 2008
My favorite Yahoo Widget was the Daily Planner, which would show you what's in iCal for today and tomorrow. But it hasn't worked since Leopard. (The Dashboard widget iCal Events can be moved to the desktop, but dashboard widgets always float above everything and won't go into the background.) Yahoo support has been stalling for three months. Today they suggested updating the Widget Engine to version 4.5.2, which, unfortunately, doesn't exist.
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Version 4.5.1
Brentrn
30 November 2007
v4.5 only stays in one Spaces screen. Crashes with some older widgets. Only widget game in town for me as Dashboard is broken when used with parental controls. Limitation to one Spaces screen seriously defeats usefulness. Yahoo also seems to have killed their forum for discussion of issues.
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Version 4.5
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Brentrn
Brentrn
30 November 2007
Correction: Widgets can remain on desktop. Just set each widget's Preferences the level as "always on desktop".
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Version 4.5
resuna
resuna
15 December 2007
Widgets are application windows, and unless windows can be allowed in multiple spaces, Konfabulator can't do anything about it.
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Version 4.5.1
hiltonb
02 November 2007
Is a version planned for OS X 10.5?
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Version 4.0.5
Spacecat85
30 July 2007
The last few updates seem to have fixed most of the major problems I mentioned in my review of version 4.0. YWE will periodically crash (widgets are still running, but the menu item + dock are gone), but I haven't experienced contextual menu or problems with Yahoo's own widgets crashing in awhile. The design quibbles with 4.x that I described previously are still there, though. I don't expect them to change in a minor point release, so hopefully version 5.x will address some of those.
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Version 4.0.5
Easer
21 July 2007
I find it telling that neither MacUpdate nor VersionTracker has a review that goes beyond version 4.0.3. It sounds like abandonware on the part of the users. It also sounds as if the Yahoo folks haven't listened to a word of feedback about their product; none of the updates appears to address any of the issues I've seen cited here. I for one will not use this program, although Version 3 was very nice.
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Version 4.0.5