Widget, The World Watcher
Widget, The World Watcher
1.0

4.8

Widget, The World Watcher free download for Mac

Widget, The World Watcher

1.0
11 May 2005

Keep Safari auto opening enabled, avoid installing evil widgets.

Overview

Widget, The World Watcher is not only a campy, eco-cartoon from the early 90s, but also a little utility that allows you to keep Safari's automatic file opening enabled without worrying about evil widgets installing themselves!

If a widget is being installed, a dialog will pop up asking if you wanted to install it. You'll have the options of allowing the installation, deleting the widget, or having it dropped on your desktop for later.

6 Widget, The World Watcher Reviews

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Anonymous
11 May 2005

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Golden. Pure gold. Worth its weight in gold. Generally gold-like.
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Version 1.0
Anonymous
11 May 2005
Simple and works great. Thanks.
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Version 1.0
Antarius
11 May 2005
Absolutely awesome, I can keep the functionality and automation of opening "safe" files, and more importantly, auto-installing Widgets; But I also get the security of knowing I have control over what installs and what does not.
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Version 1.0
Anonymous
11 May 2005
Is it just me? My installment of Tiger already prompts me if I'm sure I want to run a widget the first time... or maybe that's only when I run one from outside the widgets folder.
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Version 1.0
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Anonymous
Anonymous
11 May 2005
Tiger prompts if you want to run the widget for the first time. It does so in all cases EXCEPT for when you download/auto-install the widget via Safari's "Open safe files" feature. In that case, the widget will run without any prompt as soon as you click on in it Dashboard.
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Version 1.0
Anonymous
Anonymous
16 May 2005
that seems like a silly thing for apple to do... thank goodness there is this app
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Version 1.0
Anonymous
Anonymous
22 May 2005
It's also my understanding that if a widget is all Javascript, it won't prompt you to open it. It only prompts you to open widgets that use plugins in other languages.
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Version 1.0
Anonymous
11 May 2005
The "Dashboard Widget" problem is just a special case of a general problem. You're MUCH better off not letting Safari open "safe" files, because this is not the first time and won't be the last time that a "safe" file isn't safe.
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Version 1.0
Anonymous
11 May 2005
Clean and simple. It attaches a Folder Action script to the Widgets folder which watches for any file additions and prompts the user when Safari tries to save a file (widget) there.
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Version 1.0
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Anonymous
Anonymous
11 May 2005
Your review tells me you know where this is installed and I don't. It is not working for me and I see no way to contact the author about getting rid of it. I want to make sure I get all of it manually. Any help with this? Thank you, Jack
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Version 1.0
Anonymous
Anonymous
11 May 2005
Just search for Widget Install Warning. It's installed into the Folder Action Scripts folder.
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Version 1.0
Anonymous
11 May 2005
Golden. Pure gold. Worth its weight in gold. Generally gold-like.
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Version 1.0
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4.8

App requirements: 
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
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