Posted tagged ‘Prism’

Chromed

September 4, 2008

With their new Chrome browser Google just threw their hat into the ring. Of course we were curious to see how Widgetop would look like:

Widgetop on Chrome

Not to our surprise it works very well right out of the box because it is based on the WebKit engine (used by Apple for the Safari browser). Google spent a lot of effort to make it the perfect browser for web applications like our Widgetop desktop. It’s really fast because they sped up the javascript engine. Moreover you can easily create an application shortcut which you can put on the Windows desktop, start menu or quick launch (similar to Prism or Fluid):

  • Open the Widgetop desktop in Chrome
  • Open the page menu and select Create application shortcuts
  • Choose the shortcuts you want to create

And don’t forget, in addition to your own Widgetop desktop you can create shortcuts to one of Widgetop’s publicly shared desktops.

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Dock Widgetop with Fluid (Mac OS X only)

July 31, 2008

Quite a while ago we showed you how to integrate the Widgetop webtop into your Windows desktop or your Linux desktop with the help of Mozillas Prism platform. While you can use Prism to add Widgetop to your Mac there is a much better alternative – Fluid. Its current version is much better integrated into the Mac desktop then Prism (but requires Leopard though).

Just download Fluid, run it and create a new entry for Widgetop. You will get:

  • A link to Widgetop in your Programs folder.
  • Run it and you will see the Widgetop icon appear in the dock like any other Mac application. Just login to your desktop (or create a new account) and your Widgetop desktop is just a click away.
  • By choosing Convert to Embedded SSB from the Widgetop menu you can even put your widgets on the Mac desktop itself.

Hints:

  • In addition to your own Widgetop desktop you can run one or many of the shared desktops from http://www.widgetop.com/shared.html. Just give them a distinct icon for better differentiation.
  • If you want to use better icon you can download and use this:

Widgetop with Prism on Linux desktops

November 5, 2007

Tux Source: Wikipedia.org

The Mozilla Labs just released the Linux and Max OSX version of their new Prism project. Now you can run Dashboard widgets with Widgetop on your Linux desktop. Prism for Windows is already available a little longer.

Dashboard Widgets on Windows with Widgetop on Prism

October 29, 2007

The Mozilla Labs just released a demo of their upcoming Prism platform. It makes it easy to run any web application outside of your web browser on your native desktop just like any other desktop application. For the moment it only runs on Windows but Linux and Mac OS X support is promised to come soon.

Here are the steps you need to do for running Widgetop as a desktop application:

  1. Download and install Prism
  2. Go to your start menu and run Prism:
  3. Fill in the details for Widgetop:
    Prism setup
  4. Select whether you want to have a start menu entry, a desktop icon and a quick launch icon.
  5. Finally press OK .

That’s it. Go to your start menu and find the Web Apps folder and run Widgetop.