Searching - Gwidget

Description: Gwidget (jee' wid jit), is not like the 6 billion google search widgets already out there. Gwidget searches google and displays the results right in a resizable widget. Even when you click on one of the search results it still opens inside the widget. There is an option to make search results you click on open in the web browser though. There are five different colors to choose from. If you like the Wikipedia widget made by Sean Billig than try this widget out.
Author: Bryan
Version: 1.1
New in v1.1: Version 1.1:
Added support for selecting and copying text
Minor link fixes
Version 1.0:
Now uses Skweezer.com to compress everything
Added Google Dictionary Support
Added Google Calculator Support
Added Loading indicator
Fixed Result + Page Formatting Issues
Removed Google News and Google Images Support
Now Just Works + is much faster
Version 0.5.1:
Fixed bug that caused problems for users who have never used pre 0.5 versions of gwidget
Version 0.5:
Gwidget is now resizable!!
Added a new white color scheme option
Minimizing and expanding is now animated
Version 0.2:
Choose between 4 new colors
Other small fixes and improvements
Uploaded on: May 7th 2007 at 5:26 AM
Rating: (4.72 stars)   [Show Detailed Ratings]
Downloads: 2209 (all versions), 553 (this version)
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It's about time someone made this widget smiley

Posted by: pm (Administrator) on Nov 29, 06 (2:43 AM) for version 0.1 (previous version)  

Function wise, this is the most useful widget on my dashboard. Formwise, it could use some sprucing up. Maybe drop the green motif? The Apple Google Widget is useless compared to this, but the color scheme is easier on the eyes.

Great work! Thanks!

Posted by: bobablob on Nov 29, 06 (6:10 PM) for version 0.1 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

I've been waiting for one of these!

Posted by: danman4961 on Dec 01, 06 (3:45 AM) for version 0.1 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

This is getting much better . . . of course its already the second most usable widget on my dashboard (After Wikipedia).

I hope that you can make this widget resizable. Also, the new colors are a big improvement, but perhaps you should appropriate some of the graphics from some of Google's widget.

I made a skin in about 15 minutes for this great widget using bits of the Search History widget.

Keep up the great, great, great, great work!

Posted by: bobablob on Dec 04, 06 (6:26 AM) for version 0.2 (previous version)  

Send me the skin

Posted by: Bryan (developer) on Dec 04, 06 (10:24 PM) for version 0.2 (previous version)  

Thanks for adding colours. That's one of the features I would have requested. But, the Wikipedia widget has one characteristic not included here which I find extremely useful: the ability to resize the widget.

Posted by: minienvelope on Dec 08, 06 (8:34 AM) for version 0.2 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

I have been working on trying to make it resizable but it is harder than I expected. I'll keep trying but I don't know when it will be finished.

Posted by: Bryan (developer) on Dec 08, 06 (10:39 PM) for version 0.2 (previous version)  

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