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2008-10-27

Installing iGoogle Widget to Google Desktop


Just re-installed Google Desktop to my laptop for some purposes. I found that it is possible to add any iGoogle Gadgets to the Google Desktop Slide bar. Procedure is very simple: First browse to the Gidget page and copy the URL of the "View source" link, and paste to the "Add Gidget" search box in the Google Desktop application, press Enter and the Gadget will show up. Then you may add it like how you add any other Google Desktop Gadgets.

If you couldn't see any the Getget show up after pasting the links, please make sure the URL is in "http://XXXXXX/XXXX/XXXX.xml" format. You may also paste the URL into any browser to check if it is a valid XML document.

Have fun.


3 comments:

  1. Can you introduce any useful gadget for desktop...? I have tried to use gadget in Windows XP and Linux , but I don't found any gadget is useful for me... Finally I have disabled all of them to save screen.

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  2. hello ben, i don't have any good suggestion yet... However I find the TO-DO list and the notes gadgets developed by Google being quite useful. Not perfect but usable. I wanted to develop one (standalone apps) myself but I finally gave up due to limited time... That's why I am using Google desktop now... :p

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  3. Excellent.. Just what I was looking for! Thanks!!

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