[OS X TeX] Dashboard widget for LaTeX symbols

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Thu Sep 1 01:16:47 CEST 2005

Le 31 août 05 à 20:46, Herbert Schulz a écrit :

> I'm not a huge fan of Dashboard but this could be handy for  
> occasional use. Thanks.

Same here. When I first saw Steve's presentation of Dashboard, I got  
quite excited about it. Only to get all the more disappointed when  
receiving Tiger, and realizing Dashboard widgets are only seen in the  
"application" Dashboard, not in other applications!

I mean, what's the point of having an iTunes widget or a clock  
widget, if these cannot be seen in the background while running other  
applications (just like the Desktop Accessories of pre-Multifinder  
Mac OS, for those who remember these prehistoric times)? Maybe I'm  
just mistaken, but I can't see in which circumstances widgets can be  

There's another area which I find very disappointing in the new  
window paradigms of OS X: all the palettes (the Font and Color  
panels, the Character Palette, the Inspectors in Keynote and Pages,  
etc.). Why do they always stay foreground, hiding regular windows? As  
a result, if you're not having a > 20" display, you'll end up closing  
these panels, or constantly moving them away then back in, so that  
you can access the whole area of the regular windows you're working in.

Just one of those 1am rants...

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