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Put widgets on Windows Vista, Apple Dashboard, Opera, and iGoogle


Last month, I showed you how to put a widget on your blog. Today, I will show how you can put a feed widget on your Vista desktop, your Apple Dashboard, your Opera browser or your iGoogle page.

First, click on the “Share” link of the feed you want to put outside Netvibes.

Then go to the tab “Install outside Netvibes”. You will see all the available platforms. Simply click the button corresponding to your platform and the download starts.

Once downloaded, install the widget and you’re done!

For the moment, this option is only available for feed widgets but we are working to extend this option to all UWA widgets.

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12 Responses to “Put widgets on Windows Vista, Apple Dashboard, Opera, and iGoogle”

  1. #1 | Minishlink | February 9th, 2009 at 19:42

    Wooh ! Great ! Hope it will work on all UWA Widgets soon ! =D

  2. #2 | Lucas | February 10th, 2009 at 10:03

    Great. I hope someday the "todo" widget will be available as a iPhone app.

  3. #3 | Daniel Herzog | February 10th, 2009 at 16:37

    This is pretty cool! It would be even better if you could use a <security> element in the config.xml of Opera Widgets, that would make it compatible with the Vodafone Widget Runtime (See link for details). Great stuff!

  4. #4 | bobby s | February 11th, 2009 at 20:21

    am i doing something wrong? i don’t see that "install outside netvibes" tab in the share menu

  5. #5 | Webverzeichnis | February 12th, 2009 at 19:35

    Great ! Hope it will work on all UWA Widgets soon ! =D

  6. #6 | Bart | February 12th, 2009 at 20:23

    great now I can add rss to igoogle … ;-)
    was hoping the rss netvibes widget layouts would work.

    anyway looking forward to see ALL UWA widgets work, that will be great promotion for netvibes to see NV widgets in other platforms

  7. #7 | Chris | February 13th, 2009 at 14:10

    This is very nice but I have encountered some issues with using it in the Vista sidebar.

    After an RSS feed gadget is added to the sidebar, it doesn’t work unless you then manually fill in the feed name in the sidebar gadget. It appears that the gadge

    Once that’s done, the feed only displays if you click either the icon in the gadget, or any place that doesn’t have text. If you do that then feed displays. It wasn’t immediately obvious that something *other* than the RSS title needed to be clicked.

    However more troublesome is that if I click a link in the gadget’s displayed feed list, the gadget launches the feed item in Internet Explorer rather than Firefox (Firefox is set to be my default browser). This limits the usefulness of the RSS feed.

    One last thing. I also tried this in Opera 9.5 and was unable to get it to work as an Opera module. Upon clicking the Opera button in the share tab, I get webpage from nvmodules.netvibes.com that says an error occurred.

  8. #8 | Sebastian Backstone | February 13th, 2009 at 15:51

    Great tutorial, I was wondering how do I add a rss feed to iGoogle and now it works perfectly. Can’t wait to see other UWA widgets supported.

  9. #9 | Алла Пугачева | February 17th, 2009 at 13:16

    Awesome tutorial, I added some RSS feeds to iGoogle and it works perfectly.

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  11. #11 | Webverzeichnis | February 19th, 2009 at 19:39

    Great tutorial, I was wondering how do I add a rss feed to iGoogle and now it works perfectly. Can’t wait to see other UWA widgets supported.

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