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garlicguy

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Icon 1 posted May 09, 2005 10:42      Profile for garlicguy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I don't have Tiger, but maybe those here who do would be interested in this article about widget dangers.

See what you think, eh? [Razz]

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I don't know what I was thinking... it seemed like a good idea at the time.

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littlefish
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Icon 1 posted May 09, 2005 12:06      Profile for littlefish   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Hmm. Maybe they have disabled the auto download thing. I didn't get any evil widget from visiting. I'm not sure that it is too bad if one has to click to download- if you are downloading anything you should trust the source.

Having said that, dashboard really doesn't seem all that polished at the moment. Maybe in a few updates it will hang together better.

I have just discovered core image fun house, which is well worth a fiddle if anyone has tiger. I think you need to have the dev tools installed, but then if you right click an image and open with the fun house, much amazing magick can be done.

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zboy
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Icon 1 posted May 09, 2005 23:15      Profile for zboy     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I think the thing with Dashboard is there is "potential" for trouble. I agree that Dashboard doesn't seem that polished. It could become cool, but for now it seems kind of not all that great. I have occassionally used the Stickies widget, but overall it seems a little slow. For example, the iTunes widget takes a few seconds to load sometimes, it is faster to Command + tab to iTunes and make whatever changes there, than use the widget.

Still, Tiger is pretty cool. The Core Image Fun House is very fun as well.

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quantumfluff
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Icon 1 posted May 10, 2005 17:16      Profile for quantumfluff     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
auto-install is just as bad a security flaw as anything in IE.
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