what is Yahoo! Widgets?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    What are Yahoo! Widgets?

    Yahoo! Widgets are mini-applications that you can run as utilities on your desktop. They use a special program called the Yahoo! Widget Engine, which is available for both Windows and Mac OS X. You can download the Engine and a starter set of Widgets from widgets.yahoo.com.

    A Widget can do almost anything from displaying a weather forecast to playing a game. Widgets generally sit on your desktop and don't look like "normal" applications. Instead, they'll likely look like small pictures or animations.

    Where can I get more Widgets?

    You can either choose "Get More Widgets..." from the Yahoo! Widgets menu, or you can go to the Widget Gallery at widgets.yahoo.com.

    Note that Yahoo! only supports the Widgets that come with the Yahoo! Widget Engine, not the Widgets developed by others in the Gallery.

    How do I get Yahoo! Widgets?

    You can download the Yahoo! Widget Engine and a starter set of Widgets from widgets.yahoo.com.

    Where can I get more Widgets?

    You can either choose "Get More Widgets..." from the Yahoo! Widgets menu, or you can go to the Widget Gallery at widgets.yahoo.com.

    Note that Yahoo! only supports the Widgets that come with the Yahoo! Widget Engine, not the Widgets developed by others in the Gallery.

    What is the Yahoo! Widget Engine?

    The Yahoo! Widget Engine is a desktop program that you need in order to run Yahoo! Widgets. You can download the Yahoo! Widget Engine from widgets.yahoo.com.

    I want to uninstall the Yahoo! Widget Engine and Yahoo! Widgets.

    These instructions describe removing the Yahoo! Widget Engine for both Macintosh and Windows systems. Follow the instructions that apply to your computer. After following these directions, it's best to restart your computer as a final step.

    To uninstall Yahoo! Widgets on a Windows PC:

    1.Open the Yahoo! Widgets menu by clicking the gear icon in your system tray

    2.Choose Quit Yahoo! Widget Engine

    3.Open the "Add or Remove Programs" control panel.

    4.Choose Yahoo! Widget Engine in the list.

    5.Press the "Remove" button.

    To uninstall Yahoo! Widgets on a Macintosh:

    1.Click on the gear icon in the System menu bar and choose "Quit Yahoo! Widget Engine".

    2.Open your Applications folder in the Finder and send the Widget Engine icon to the Trash.

    3.Open your Documents folder and send the Widgets folder to the Trash.

    4.If you had set Yahoo! Widgets to run when the computer is restarted, open the Accounts System Preference panel, click on the "Startup Items" tab, select the row with Yahoo! Widgets on it from the list, and press the "-" button below the list (it’s a minus sign).

  • 1 decade ago

    they are little displays you can put on your desktop. THere is a Yahoo! widget engine where you can choose which displays you want. for example, there's a digital clock, analog clock, stock ticker, iTunes remote, etc. You can open and close your widgets at any time you want to. There is also a widget gallery where you can download more and new widgets.

    THEY ARE AWESOME!

    http://widgets.yahoo.com/basics/......

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yahoo! Widgets are mini-applications that you can run as utilities on your desktop

  • 1 decade ago

    The word *Widget* is used to describe anything in particular... say for instance you were looking to buy a hairdryer on yahoo, and were discussing buying it with someone. you would use the term widget.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Pretty Much What Steve Said...

  • 1 decade ago

    yeah, I have tried downloading that thing quite a few times and it always has failed...

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    ha gurl idk

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