Google Gadgets, and the latest version of Google Desktop Thursday, 11 May 2006 3:52 pmPosted by Dongmei in What's new at Google?!.
Yesterday Google released its newest version of Google Desktop, and introduced the exciting news of Google Gadgets. So now, besides searching your desktop, you can integrate these cool G Gadgets, visually appealing mini-applications like clocks, weather globes, etc. (search tools, games, media players … ) to your desktop.
My favorites? The Weather Globe (choose your city, view weather data for 4 days, with some cool animation effects), the Scratch Pad (if you have any ideas, just start writing on the desktop, and it will automatically save for you, you can choose to save as a file on your pc too), the Battery Meter (stay alert by checking your computer’s battery power with one glance, with an icon shows whether you’re plugged in or not, this is esp. useful if you're using a laptop).
You can choose to dock all (or some) your G Gadgets on the sidebar, or undock them and move them anywhere on your desktop, simply click on the pull-down arrow on the gadgets. If you get annoyed by the "sidebar", switch to the "floating deskbar" mode or the "deskbar" mode that sits in your Window's taskbar, click on the "gadgets" icon in the taskbar will toggle the undocked gadgets on or off your desktop. If you have a Google Account, you can even save your Google Gadget content and settings across multiple computers running Google Desktop (click here to find how).
View all new features of Google Desktop.