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10.4: A folder-to-widget Automator workflow System 10.4
Tiger only hintI have been working on some Widgets for Tiger's Dashboard. Tired of renaming my Widget folders back and forth, I used Automator to lend me a hand.

To aid my development and testing of widgets I have created the following handy Automator workflow. What it does for you is the following:
  1. Convert a chosen folder into a Dashboard Widget.
  2. Open the Widget in Dashboard.
  3. Give the option to revert the Widget to its original folder state for further editing, or keep the widget as is.
Any widget developer out there should really give this workflow a spin. Here's a link to the download page, which holds a disk image containing the workflow, a stand-alone app version of it, and a Read Me file.

[robg adds: I haven't tested this one...]
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10.4: A folder-to-widget Automator workflow
Authored by: CraigStanton on Jun 07, '05 06:27:28AM

Maybe I've missed something, but why do you keep renaming your widget bundle? I just right-click on the bundle, choose 'Show Package Contents' and that shows me all the files there. I can edit them while keeping the widget bundle intact and running, no renaming at all.

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10.4: A folder-to-widget Automator workflow
Authored by: sebaz on Jun 08, '05 02:44:49PM

Well your solution will certainly work as well. For the most part, I like to work with a folder, then covert to a widget for testing. This automator script is for people that prefer working on widgets the same way I do.

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