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Authored by: peragrin on May 16, '05 12:47:38PM

I have to ask why. I use the weather widget 3-4 times a day. I press F12 dashboard comes up, in 2 seconds it has updated, and sometimes it's updated before I push command-r to reload my gmail notifier.

Weather doesn't change that fast.

The only time this is useful is on slower connections, but then you just bog down the connection.

I thought once I was found but it was only a dream

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Authored by: lullabud on May 16, '05 12:57:41PM

You must either be using newer, better hardware than my original 12" 867 with maxed out at 640mb memory, or you're not using as many apps at once as I am. I just now tested dashboard and it too 15 seconds for my dashboard to show up and update 5 time-sensitive widgets. (Two weather, one clock, one calendar and one IP#) Having weather update in the background alleviates the onshow() demands.

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Authored by: mahakali on May 16, '05 02:22:16PM

Wouldn't it take up CPU time and memory to upate the widget frequently? Which you want to avoid if you're using older machines.

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