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The new Dashboard

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Chris



Joined: 27 Jan 2005
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Location: Durham, UK

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 - 1:21 pm    Post subject: Imported from The Dashboader Reply with quote

http://www.apple.com/macosx/tiger/dashboard.html

Wow. Just wow.
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Walker



Joined: 27 Mar 2005
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Location: Netherlands

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 - 1:21 pm    Post subject: Imported from The Dashboader Reply with quote

Am still downloading. 1:52:54 remaining.
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grabberslasher



Joined: 27 Mar 2005
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Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 - 1:21 pm    Post subject: Imported from The Dashboader Reply with quote

New Dashboard in latest build (as of today)
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cybergoober



Joined: 17 Feb 2005
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Location: Virginia, USA

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 - 1:21 pm    Post subject: Imported from The Dashboader Reply with quote

No new Dashboard here, either.
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wuf810



Joined: 27 Mar 2005
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Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 - 1:21 pm    Post subject: Imported from The Dashboader Reply with quote

I've installed the latest Tiger release and sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings but its still got the "old" style Dashboard! Shame as I was looking forward to testing and playing....

(unless of course there is something wrong with my install of course!)
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Walker



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Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 - 1:21 pm    Post subject: Imported from The Dashboader Reply with quote

Quoting: Chris OBrien

So this is what I've come up with in an hour... Hope you like it

Nice job!

Regarding the new dashboard, have you tried the latest Tiger release already? I have downloaded it twice but something seem to be wrong with the disc image and I don't want to wast any more DVD-Rs.
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Chris



Joined: 27 Jan 2005
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Location: Durham, UK

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 - 1:21 pm    Post subject: Imported from The Dashboader Reply with quote

Hello again. I thought I'd get round to a follow up to my last post. The very early stages of a scrollbar object can be found here: http://www.vanillasoap.com/widgets/Scrollbar/scroller.html

I'll be (quite) constantly updating this over the next few days. You'll notice that things are rather shabby (I've been generally drunk whilst writing it), so I'll be looking at the problem properly soon. Any ideas as to how to make something like this as easy as possible to implement are most welcome - I have a few ideas of my own (all of which remove the dependency on global variables), but I'm very much open to suggestions

So this is what I've come up with in an hour... Hope you like it

Oh. Something I'm very much keen on is making the object have arguments like window.open(), where you type them in explicitly (such as showbutton=no etc). Dunno if that's a good idea or not though...
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Chris



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Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 - 1:21 pm    Post subject: Imported from The Dashboader Reply with quote

Quoting: Chris Bentley

It is interesting that control objects - scroll bars and pop-up menus -- aren't normal Aqua controls. I'm really hoping that these are actually just controls styled with CSS (which currently is not possible in OS X) and we are not going down the DHTML road of having to build our own controls for widgets.


It would be nice, but I'm in the middle of making reusable objects for just this sort of thing, just incase. Feel free to use them/build upon them once I'm finished
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Chris Bentley



Joined: 27 Mar 2005
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Location: Australia

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 - 1:21 pm    Post subject: Imported from The Dashboader Reply with quote

It is interesting that control objects - scroll bars and pop-up menus -- aren't normal Aqua controls. I'm really hoping that these are actually just controls styled with CSS (which currently is not possible in OS X) and we are not going down the DHTML road of having to build our own controls for widgets.
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A_Bloke



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Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 - 1:21 pm    Post subject: Imported from The Dashboader Reply with quote

I'm pretty sure it will be.
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bandar



Joined: 27 Mar 2005
Posts: 23
Location: Saudi Arabia

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 - 1:21 pm    Post subject: Imported from The Dashboader Reply with quote

i like it...

but i really prefer activating dashboard using a screen corner...

just like expose¥

i do not want to press anything...

using screen corners saves me time
...
and just think about it...

you have 4 corners...

1- all windows
2- application windows
3- show desktop
4- dashboard...

who needs the screensaver corner!

at least make it an option!
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wuf810



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Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 - 1:21 pm    Post subject: Imported from The Dashboader Reply with quote

Yes very nice. Much more like a dashboard in its behaviour as well...
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esXXI



Joined: 27 Mar 2005
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Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 - 1:21 pm    Post subject: Imported from The Dashboader Reply with quote

Amazing to say the least.. It looks FAR better.

The "official" weather widget looks fudging awesome! I'm glad I held Chris back a little from doing one - not much point not since Apple includes one by default.

I love the way it moves the screen up.

I love the way the widget's icon animates to the shape (I can that being somewhat tricky with oddly shaped widgets..).

I love the Dashboard icon (to those who are a bit confused; you don't HAVE to have the icon on your dock, only if you want to click instead of pressing F12).
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IanTheMacFan
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Joined: 27 May 2005
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Posted: Sat May 28, 2005 - 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what is the difference between the "old" and "new" dashboards?? Question
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Posted: Sat May 28, 2005 - 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bringing back an old thread? Razz

They're referring to different versions of Dashboard found in various pre-release builds of Tiger. There has only been one version released to the general public.
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