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Primer tipped on 21 Apr 2009
I just discovered that you don't need this broken widget. FOGCITYNATIVE made me realize that I could just use Safari Web Clips. You don't even need the URL he provided in his HINT/TIP. It's even better if you don't, because you'll have to recreate the widget again once Pandora changes the version from

https://www.pandora.com:443/radio/tuner_8_8_0_1_pandora_mini.swf to

https://www.pandora.com:443/radio/tuner_8_8_0_2_pandora_mini.swf for example.

The easiest way to do this is to open your Pandora account in Safari, log in, and let it start playing. Go to the taskbar at the top of your screen, while Safari is active. You will see 'Safari' next to the Apple symbol. Click File>Open in Dashboard... It will give you the option to select an area. I personally selected the entire field that has options (Row 1 with radio stations and active song, Row 2 with 'about this music' etc), because this allows me to have full Pandora functionality from within Dashboard, as opposed to Pandora Widget 1.0.6. Now click 'add' (purple button in Safari 4, blue button in Safari 3.2.1). Dashboard opens with the new widget active. Click the little 'i' symbol in the lower right corner of your new Pandora widget, and uncheck 'Only play audio in Dashboard'. This will keep Pandora playing in the background, even when Dashboard is not active.

If you find that Safari Web Clips is not working for you, no matter what you do, you probably deleted the Web Clips Widget on your computer. This Apple Widget is required to create web clips. Once I reinstalled this widget (I had an Apple Product Specialist e-mail me the widget), I was able to make my own Pandora widget. Using this method is preferable over having to mess with this Pandora Widget, no matter what the version. Ronald Belliott created a great widget, but his support is non-existent, and his website is hacked. No need to wait for Ronald, now you can do it yourself, and better.
[Version 1.0.6]



burypromote

Primer reviewed on 28 Mar 2009
The 1.0.6 release of the Pandora Widget does seem to fix the 'File Not Found' error present in 1.0.5 and earlier releases. Props to the developer for crushing that bug in a timely manner. This is my favorite widget, although I wish that the drop-down menus like 'about the music' and 'share' would actually be functional. These are negligible issues however, since the 1.0.6 widget does what it ought to do: streaming my favorite music through Pandora, without the need to open a browser window. Good work.
[Version 1.0.6]



burypromote

Primer reviewed on 14 Mar 2009
Just what the doctor ordered. Finally a good alternative for Hostsman (XP) on the Mac. Please add search functionality to this app, so it's easier to find and edit/delete individual entries. It would also be fantastic if this app could automatically download the MVPS hosts file at set intervals. An iPod Touch/iPhone version of Gas Mask would be killer, I'd pay for it. Thanks for making this app, it's the first that gets installed on any Mac I encounter.
[Version 0.4]



burypromote

Primer reviewed on 04 Mar 2009
Excellent widget, although 1.0.5 does NOT fix the 'File Not Found' error as claimed by dev. This error popped up for me on March 4, while I never had an issue before (I've been using this widget for months). No amount of firewall tweaking, reinstalling, cache flushing would fix this. Also, CPU load will keep climbing sometimes due to this widget, as I have noticed on my Macbook. Not sure why this occurs.
[Version 1.0.5]



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