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Apple Computer implemented Widgets in version 10.4 of Mac OS X, released April 29, 2005. Widgets run on the Dashboard extension of the Mac OS.




Widgets are small applications which often do tasks which are too minor to be handled by a full-fledged standalone application. Such tasks include weather forecasts, stock market information, a world clock, calculators and more. A unique feature of widgets is the ability to open multiple instances of a particular widget at once. This can be useful for monitoring time in different locations with multiple clocks, performing several independent calculations, or tracking weather for different cities, as a few examples.

Widgets employ technologies such as HTML, CSS, and Java functionality. This is useful to developers who want to program widgets without spending extensive resources to do so.


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