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Google Launches Enhanced Desktop Software
markus007

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Msg#: 1022 posted 4:56 am on Aug 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

Google is releasing a new piece of software that could challenge both Microsoft and Yahoo, on various levels.
The free program, known as Sidebar, presents consumers with a pane of customized information -- such as weather forecasts, stock quotes, news headlines, text feeds from favorite Web sites, photo slideshows and email alerts -- that sits alongside whatever else the user is viewing. It provides some functions similar to Yahoo's popular MyYahoo customized Web-page service.

Wall Street Journal [online.wsj.com]

Reuters [today.reuters.co.uk]

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HawaiianArt

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Msg#: 1022 posted 8:17 pm on Aug 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

Bring on the CALENDAR PLUG-IN and good by Sunbird and Outlook! I love it.

Tropical Island

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Msg#: 1022 posted 9:19 pm on Aug 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

Scratch Pad isn't working either!

Just tried to type in a note for tomorrow and it won't show any keystrokes.

That's why it's BETA I guess.

ashibaka

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Msg#: 1022 posted 11:16 pm on Aug 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

Something else:

Google Desktop automatically indexes these types of items on your computer when it starts up for the first time:

# Contacts
# Calendar appointments
# Tasks
# Notes
# Journal

What software do those items go with?

bill

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Msg#: 1022 posted 1:44 am on Aug 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

They haven't figured out how to work with NOD32 yet so although I was somewhat tempted, I couldn't install it if I wanted to.

razinkane

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Msg#: 1022 posted 2:04 am on Aug 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

Keep getting an error for the Adsense Status. Adsense Status was unable to connect to the Google Adsense server. Please check your connection and select the Reload Now menu option.

I have Widows XP SP2 installed, do I need to do anything to make it work(I already plugged in my log in info)?

ThatAdamGuy

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Msg#: 1022 posted 3:05 am on Aug 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

Yeah, neither the AdSense sidebar plugin AND (not by Google) nor the AdSense Firefox extension are working for me anymore. They did work earlier. Weird. Maybe the AdSense folks blocked 'em? :D

old_expat

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Msg#: 1022 posted 4:18 am on Aug 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

I just love cliches.

"if you have nothing to hide .."

I wouldn't wear trowsers.

".. you have nothing to worry about. "

Depends on who is looking.

;>)

morpheus83

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Msg#: 1022 posted 10:38 am on Aug 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

Wow Webmasterworld on the screenshot
[desktop.google.com...]

Tropical Island

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Msg#: 1022 posted 11:33 am on Aug 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

I did a re-boot on my computer this morning and "Scratch Pad" is now working.

walkman



 
Msg#: 1022 posted 1:41 pm on Aug 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

expat: I was being sarcastic

ByronM

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Msg#: 1022 posted 9:11 pm on Aug 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

Seems to me like Pointcast network all over.. especially if they ad a screensaver

Marcus Aurelius

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Msg#: 1022 posted 12:02 am on Aug 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

Can't wait to see how far this goes, the adsense plugin will be a winner around here

shiva777

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Msg#: 1022 posted 10:25 pm on Aug 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

Well after having it for a short while this one is a winner! Lots of cool plugins (love the adsense plugin) with no doubt many more on the way. Nice interface. I like it a lot....

~shiva

Tropical Island

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Msg#: 1022 posted 6:06 pm on Aug 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

Can anyone tell me if there is a way to show current exchange rates for e.g. the Euro, , or CDN$ in the Stocks window?

Stuart_S

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Msg#: 1022 posted 8:06 pm on Aug 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

Does anyone think the Scratch Pad notes you make in the Sidebar are relayed back to Google?

My firewall isn't showing anything when I save?

Tropical Island

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Msg#: 1022 posted 9:12 pm on Aug 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

Does anyone think the Scratch Pad notes you make in the Sidebar are relayed back to Google?

Why would G be interested in whether you have a date tomorrow or need to P/U a 24 of beer.

Move on!

Stuart_S

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Msg#: 1022 posted 10:19 pm on Aug 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

"Why would G be interested in whether you have a date tomorrow or need to P/U a 24 of beer."

I don't think this is such a far fetched thought to provoke.

There is value in associating internet usage with information noted.

At least I see it that way.

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