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Use Fluid to Create an NPR player application
Authored by: neuralstatic on Apr 07, '10 09:35:14AM

i had made a fluid browser thing once for a cbc show i liked... but i never saw it to be a great advantage over just using a browser i already had open all the time. someone tell me what i'm overlooking, please



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Use Fluid to Create an NPR player application
Authored by: avandelay on Apr 07, '10 01:53:35PM

The advantage, especially if you pick a good icon for it, is that you can quickly either click it in the dock, or you can command-tab to it with the app switcher. If you use Fluid to make a dedicated Gmail app, it will even badge the icon with the number of unread messages.

If you tend to accumulate a lot of tabs in your browser, it becomes a lot easier to quickly get to an often-used app than to hunt through all your tabs.



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Use Fluid to Create an NPR player application
Authored by: JamesThree on Apr 08, '10 08:01:50PM

I use Fluid for certain webpages like Ustream where I want it to run while I'm doing other stuff on the web. The benefit for me is sometimes I get a little too Command-W happy and accidentally close the wrong browser window! Using Fluid keeps the page I want open in another app, preventing me from inadvertently closing it in Safari. You could duplicate this by running another browser like Chrome, but Fluid is nicer since I can have a folder full of websites in my dock and run them with a single click.



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