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Create a floating Pandora Radio widget-app Web Browsers
After reading in MacWorld about creating a standalone video playback widget, I thought I could apply the same technique to create a Pandora radio widget that stays open all the time.

I created a web clip in Safari, selecting the relevant portion of the Pandora site. Then I followed the directions in the MacWorld article (also in this hint) to enable the removal of widgets from Dashboard. I then opened Dashboard and started dragging my Pandora widget around, and pressed F12 to close the Dashboard, which transferred the widget to the Desktop. The widget will now stay open whether Dashboard is running or not, and whether Safari is running or not.

[robg adds: Safari's Web Clip feature is quite useful for things such as this, though it suffers one near-fatal flaw: you cannot save widgets that you create with Web Clip. If you click the widget's close button, it's gone for good.]
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Or use Fluid
Authored by: googoo on Oct 08, '09 10:12:54AM
Another option is to use Fluid <http://fluidapp.com/> to create a site-specific browser for Pandora. I have site specific browsers for Gmail and Google Voice that work very well. You can do it for Pandora, too.

-Mark

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Or use Fluid
Authored by: BiL Castine on Oct 09, '09 06:09:53AM

and as a bonus, once you've created the Fluid SSB, you can then use AirFoil to route the sound from your new Pandora.app to your Airport Express or AppleTV while leaving the sound output from Safari on your local speakers.



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Create a floating Pandora Radio widget-app
Authored by: Anonymous on Oct 09, '09 06:00:40PM
Or just use PandoraBoy. Why reinvent the wheel?

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Create a floating Pandora Radio widget-app
Authored by: SLBear on Oct 11, '09 05:48:48PM

A musch simpler solution for playing music when Dashboard is off:
1) Click the "i" in the bottom right corner of the widget.
2) Unclick the box that says says "Only play audio in Dashboard.



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