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Konfabulator released!
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megus
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Feb 10, 2003, 05:18 AM
 
If you haven't already. Download it from the Konfabulator Web Site.
It's truly amazing...

//megus
     
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Feb 10, 2003, 05:34 AM
 
Woo hoo ! Off to get it riiight now - hope it lives up to the hype
     
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Feb 10, 2003, 05:45 AM
 
Originally posted by megus:
If you haven't already. Download it from the Konfabulator Web Site.
It's truly amazing...

//megus
Wow, this thing is really one of the more "amazing" little tools I've seen in a while. If this thing catches on and gets more popular and useful, then I see this as being the best thing since Watson.
     
megus  (op)
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Feb 10, 2003, 05:48 AM
 
Now, if I only had a one-click way to hide everything but the desktop.

Perhaps there already exist a solution (even within OS X)?

Help me out... Please...

//megus
     
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Feb 10, 2003, 05:55 AM
 
won't let me download, says forbidden?
WTF?
     
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Feb 10, 2003, 06:01 AM
 
Originally posted by megus:
Now, if I only had a one-click way to hide everything but the desktop.

Perhaps there already exist a solution (even within OS X)?
"Show Desktop" does the trick...

http://www.versiontracker.com/morein...d=10005&db=mac

...though I hope a forthcoming version of the Konfab menu will do the same thing.

-mpm
     
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Feb 10, 2003, 06:36 AM
 
Blackbird, try this:

http://www.resexcellence.com/files/k...or_1.0.dmg.sit

Good luck.

-phill
     
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Feb 10, 2003, 08:12 AM
 
Originally posted by megus:
Now, if I only had a one-click way to hide everything but the desktop.

Perhaps there already exist a solution (even within OS X)?

Help me out... Please...

//megus
You could totally make a small button that would do such a thing in konfabulator, i don't think it'd be too hard. Have a crack at it yourself, or post a request on the konfabulator forum.
     
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Feb 10, 2003, 09:55 AM
 
Pretty cool stuff, I agree....however, could still use ALOT of work. The possibilities are infinite though. What a beautiful application.
     
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Feb 10, 2003, 11:23 AM
 
Originally posted by megus:
Now, if I only had a one-click way to hide everything but the desktop.

Perhaps there already exist a solution (even within OS X)?

Help me out... Please...

//megus
Command-Option Click the Finder's icon in the Dock.


The Konfab site seems to be not doing to well with the traffic it's getting at the moment.
     
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Feb 10, 2003, 01:44 PM
 
Well, after a few hours of use...I have this to say:

While impressed with the possibility of this application, in it's current form, it's nothing but pretty looking "Menu Extras" IMHO. I think ALOT of 3rd Party widgets are going to be needed before I fork over $25 on this thing. I like where it's heading, but it's not there yet. Basically, with the standard preset widgets that KON comes with, as stated before, is all information you can receive from the menu bar (through .menu's that are FREE mind you) without all the pretty icons and look of KON. No big deal to me. Plus, at least with "Menu Extras" you can view them within any application and not have to switch to the desktop to see what KON is trying to tell you. After using this for awhile, the only widget I would consistently have open I think is "Calendar"...but even that can be found in a nice free Menu extra.

But, give it a few months...this app could literally rock this world with the right 3rd party widgets.
     
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Feb 10, 2003, 03:28 PM
 
i think all you guy's complain a bit too much...it does exactly what it was/is supposed to. so it came with only 10 widgets... who cares...think of the thousands of people making widgets as we speak.
     
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Feb 10, 2003, 03:37 PM
 
IMHO:

It's a so-so. The features is so baby level. Not worth the $25 at this time.

After using it for several hours, I realized that individual software is better. They combined both simplicity and features. There are many softwares that are far simplier than widgets.

It'll stay in my application folder but I doubt I'll be using it that much.
     
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Feb 10, 2003, 03:43 PM
 
Originally posted by kill:
i think all you guy's complain a bit too much...it does exactly what it was/is supposed to. so it came with only 10 widgets... who cares...think of the thousands of people making widgets as we speak.
People said the same thing about Aizai. I think you can finish the story yourself
     
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Feb 10, 2003, 03:45 PM
 
until some really usefull widgets come along (that do something original, btw), it's not worth 25$.

they should take a cue from Unsanity, and start your products off at a lower price, like 7$, then up the price later when you have more features and the app has matured a bit more.....I love Unsanity.
     
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Feb 10, 2003, 03:46 PM
 
Is anyone else noticing that the AirPort signal strength meter widget reports a much weaker signal than the menubar meter? I wonder what's up with that?
     
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Feb 10, 2003, 03:52 PM
 
Originally posted by eggman:
Is anyone else noticing that the AirPort signal strength meter widget reports a much weaker signal than the menubar meter? I wonder what's up with that?
I'm noticing it too.
     
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Feb 10, 2003, 04:04 PM
 
Here's a good question:

How do you hide individual widgets that you've selected to view?

I like some widgets, but not all. How the heck do I get the ones I don't want...to go away?

- Brad
     
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Feb 10, 2003, 04:23 PM
 
Originally posted by eggman:
Is anyone else noticing that the AirPort signal strength meter widget reports a much weaker signal than the menubar meter? I wonder what's up with that?
The AirPort widget uses different thresholds than the display. The widget is actually a more accurate representation - try opening the Internet Connect AirPort status window and comparing the two.
     
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Feb 10, 2003, 04:24 PM
 
Originally posted by WinsOBoogi:
Here's a good question:

How do you hide individual widgets that you've selected to view?

I like some widgets, but not all. How the heck do I get the ones I don't want...to go away?

- Brad
Right click (or control click) -> Close Widget.
     
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Feb 10, 2003, 04:25 PM
 
Originally posted by WinsOBoogi:
I like some widgets, but not all. How the heck do I get the ones I don't want...to go away?
There's a contextual menu for each of the Widgets. Control-click on the widget, and select 'Close Widget' from the menu.
     
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Feb 10, 2003, 04:48 PM
 
Originally posted by codywalton:
until some really usefull widgets come along (that do something original, btw), it's not worth 25$.

they should take a cue from Unsanity, and start your products off at a lower price, like 7$, then up the price later when you have more features and the app has matured a bit more.....I love Unsanity.
Yeah. US$25 is kinda overkill.

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Feb 10, 2003, 04:54 PM
 
My admittedly modest AGP G4 450 was acting pretty sluggish this morning... so I took a look at "top" and found that brand-spanking new Konfabulator was eating about 25% of my CPU...

What widgets am I running? Just the weather widget.

Man, 25% of my CPU for one widget that updates something like every 4 minutes?

If I close that widget so that Konfabulator is running without any widgets at all the CPU is still at about 20%.

I wonder what it's doing with all those cycles?
     
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Feb 11, 2003, 06:29 PM
 
I'm having a similar experience with the weather widget. It seems to be really burning up CPU >20%. I had lots of other widgets open and just closing weather seemed to really help.
     
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Feb 11, 2003, 07:05 PM
 
Are any of these widgets worth this speed hit?

For me, Hell no.
So far I can do the same thing with docklings and Menulings.

"Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh"
     
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Feb 11, 2003, 07:35 PM
 
Originally posted by Severed Hand of Skywalker:
For me, Hell no.
So far I can do the same thing with docklings and Menulings.
Exactly.
     
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Feb 11, 2003, 07:53 PM
 
Originally posted by Adam Betts:
Exactly.
And I forgot to mention they don't eat RAM and cpu. Konfabulator slowed my system to a crawl for a digital clock and a big ugly stick ticker. Those 2 thing that I can't go without on my desktop

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