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NEW FEATURE APP - Widgets
« on: September 26, 2007, 06:31:00 PM »
Hello folks:

SensNetwork.com is always trying to improve the computer experience for Sens fans so I have created a Widget...



What the hell is a widget you might ask? Well yahoo widgets are small application that run under the yahoo widgets engine. This engine is lightweight on ram and cpu cycles and there is also MAC version of the engine so Windows and Mac users alike can use widgets.

My plan is to create more widgets to do more useful things but my first widget is an analog clock that will let you choose from a large variety of Senators logos, new old and even a Bingo logo. There is settings for transparency and stay on top ect. All logos can be viewed from 100 to 300 pixels in size.

CLICK HERE for the Yahoo Widgets engine download


CLICK HERE for our new Clock Widget

Install the Widget engine and then place the sensnetwork clock .widget file in the same folder as your other widgets (Usually in the My Documents/My Widgets) folder on Windows. Sorry Mac users I don't own a mac so I don't know where to put the .widget file for you, I'm sure you'll find it tho.
« Last Edit: September 27, 2007, 03:14:52 AM by bassman »


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Re: NEW FEATURE APP - Widgets
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2007, 07:27:56 PM »
Hey I figured it out, I think.   :DANNCER:   Thanks so much bassman.

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Re: NEW FEATURE APP - Widgets
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2007, 07:22:38 AM »
Bassman, is that a whole desktop theme you have in the background?

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Re: NEW FEATURE APP - Widgets
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2007, 07:29:03 AM »
You're crazy bassman  :nod:

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Re: NEW FEATURE APP - Widgets
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2007, 09:02:58 AM »
Looks good, gonna download it once I get home.

Does it give scores and schedules or is it just a clock?
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Re: NEW FEATURE APP - Widgets
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2007, 11:28:03 AM »
I cant seem to figure this out.
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Re: NEW FEATURE APP - Widgets
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2007, 12:20:22 PM »
Looks good, gonna download it once I get home.

Does it give scores and schedules or is it just a clock?
This widget is just a clock (a nice looking customizable one for sens fans)  ... I am working on other widgets that will have more functions. But I thought I should start with modifying a simple one.

Bassman, is that a whole desktop theme you have in the background?
It's a windowblinds theme with wallpaper I have in webshots. If I ever get around to making a Sens specific theme I will post info on that as well. Right now I am all busy coding widgets widgets widgets HAHAHAHA   :franz:

I cant seem to figure this out.
A little more info would be required for me to help you than that... you can pm me if you like I will try to help you.

put simply first you download and install the yahoo widgets engine (this allows the widgets to work)

then you download the .widget file (say to your desktop)

then just double click the .widget file and it should auto put a copy where it should go

once you see your new clock widget you can right click on it and set preferences.

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Re: NEW FEATURE APP - Widgets
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2007, 12:35:29 PM »
Now I know why it's taking so long for a new jersey  :smily1263:
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Re: NEW FEATURE APP - Widgets
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2007, 12:57:25 PM »
Now I know why it's taking so long for a new jersey  :smily1263:
:mrgreen: sowwy ... but these widgets are fun.

I am rushing to try and make a more useful one then maybe I can break out the digital sewing machine again ... heehee


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Re: NEW FEATURE APP - Widgets
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2007, 04:14:15 PM »
Now I know why it's taking so long for a new jersey  :smily1263:

Sorry Dags, but even with a new jersey your Platypus isn't going to be skating any faster!

Bass, as for the windowblinds theme, is it something that came with the application, or a free download somewhere? If its a free download you should link to it, I also have instructions on how to tweak your system so that you don't need 3rd party software to run fancy themes on XP.

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Re: NEW FEATURE APP - Widgets
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2007, 06:50:06 PM »
Bass, as for the windowblinds theme, is it something that came with the application, or a free download somewhere? If its a free download you should link to it, I also have instructions on how to tweak your system so that you don't need 3rd party software to run fancy themes on XP.

The theme itself (Cyclops by Mike Bryant) was a free download ... "windowblinds" the program is not free.

I take it you are talking about the uxtheme.dll  fix? There are pluses and minuses to either way ... I like the versatility of windowblinds. 


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Re: NEW FEATURE APP - Widgets
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2007, 11:17:37 PM »
Just put it on my desktop. It is AWESOME!!!!!!!!  A MUST HAVE FOR SENS FANS!!!!!!!!!!  Thank you bassman

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Re: NEW FEATURE APP - Widgets
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2007, 11:19:03 PM »
download from yahoo widgets website

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Re: NEW FEATURE APP - Widgets
« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2007, 04:03:36 PM »
Does not work for me...  I running XP.

The widget engine is fine...but when I try to load your Widget Bassman... I get the following error:

Could not ope Widget C:\Documents and Settings\xxx\My Documents\My Widgets\SensNetwork Clock.widget.

It either isn't a Widget or you don't have acess to that file. (StartWidgetProcess)

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Re: NEW FEATURE APP - Widgets
« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2007, 04:57:34 PM »
Does not work for me...  I running XP.

The widget engine is fine...but when I try to load your Widget Bassman... I get the following error:

Could not ope Widget C:\Documents and Settings\xxx\My Documents\My Widgets\SensNetwork Clock.widget.

It either isn't a Widget or you don't have acess to that file. (StartWidgetProcess)

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Really eh??  I wish I could help ya dags ... but it works fine in xp here.    :thinking:

are you possibly running as a "limited user" in xp ... I have no clue why it wouldn't work. It's just basically java code that makes them run.

I just downloaded and ran it from a seperate xp user account here and it went fine.   :smily677:

try downloading the widget file again and running it maybe???


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Re: NEW FEATURE APP - Widgets
« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2007, 08:22:48 PM »
I get a runtime error mesage. I tried to use it in xp and vista (have partioned 2 os's) anyhoo didn't load in any unfortunately. Gotta Patch there Bass? :)


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Re: NEW FEATURE APP - Widgets
« Reply #16 on: October 03, 2007, 08:45:01 PM »
I get a runtime error mesage. I tried to use it in xp and vista (have partioned 2 os's) anyhoo didn't load in any unfortunately. Gotta Patch there Bass? :)
I know it has worked on vista, XP and mac osx ... I dunno what is causing the problems on your system. I have tried over 40 widgets here and not one run time error... They are just script driven applets .. I cannot understand who that could give you a runtime error. perhaps you downloaded the wrong widget engine?


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Re: NEW FEATURE APP - Widgets
« Reply #17 on: October 04, 2007, 07:48:16 AM »
Very Slick!! Nice job Bassman, looks great. Thank you much.
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Re: NEW FEATURE APP - Widgets
« Reply #18 on: October 04, 2007, 08:27:19 AM »
Very Slick!! Nice job Bassman, looks great. Thank you much.
You're very welcome ... glad it works for you. Apparently a couple of people have had a bit of a hard time getting it to work. I had it tested on Vista, XP and mac before I released it here but I cannot possibly test it with hundreds of setups... I suppose the good news is even if it doesn't work there are lots of other widgets that should work and I am making more useful ones maybe they will work for them. Also one very very big plus is that because the Yahoo Widgets engine is the only real application you have to install ... the widgets themselves are just scripts run under the engine. It certainly should NOT cause any harm. In fact Yahoo has once already "broken" dozens and dozens of widgets to immediately fix a security issue in the past ...  they are taking your security VERY seriously. They are choose to inconvenience developers rather than allow a security flaw to stand.

The clock is just a toy nice if it works for you... no harm done if you can't get it to run, just keep the widgets engine and there are more coming.



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Re: NEW FEATURE APP - Widgets
« Reply #19 on: October 04, 2007, 11:05:40 AM »
I know it has worked on vista, XP and mac osx ... I dunno what is causing the problems on your system. I have tried over 40 widgets here and not one run time error... They are just script driven applets .. I cannot understand who that could give you a runtime error. perhaps you downloaded the wrong widget engine?

Uhhh.. How can we download the wrong widget engine?  We click on the link supplied and then download the engine?  Is there different engines on that page?  :mrgreen:
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