A simple widget tab replacement
Sunday, March 4, 2007 10:14:18 AM
This is a simple program (for Windows only) that sits in the system tray.
It can grab your Opera widgets, move them away from the task bar, and display them inside their own space (kind of similar to the widget tab in Opera 9 beta 1).
At startup the program grabs all your Opera widgets that are set to display normally. The widgets that are set to display always on top or always below are left alone. Later you can grab more widgets by selecting this option from the context menu of the tray icon.
To display the widgets, left-click on the tray icon, or press Ctrl+Shift+F6.
To hide the widgets, click in the black space between the widgets, or press Ctrl+Shift+F6.
When you exit the program, all the widgets will be closed. If you want the widgets to stay open the next time you start Opera, close Opera before you close this program.
I made this program partly because I wanted to test the C# programming language. This is the first and only program that I've made in C#, so the coding might not be perfect (but it appears to work just fine!).
You need the .NET 2.0 framework installed on your computer to run this program.
Right-click on the links below, and choose 'Save taget as...' to download the files to your computer.
Download the binary
Download the source code (You are free to use the source code in whatever way you like)