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IceTV Applications => Yahoo! Widget => Topic started by: JPP on March 09, 2017, 07:57:04 PM

Title: Yahoo Widget still my favourite - any chance for a channel name update?
Post by: JPP on March 09, 2017, 07:57:04 PM
I am now, and have been for the past year, been running Win 10 and the old Yahoo Widget. I still prefer it over the full blown Web page thingymejiggy. I also use it to set Recordings which is why it would be nice to to see all of the new channels listed. Is anyone else also still using it btw?

I wonder and very kindly ask if anyone at ICETV would still be able to update it so that we have all of the new HD channels' names listed - Dave very generously updated the listings last time  :) :) . At the moment ABC HD and 7 HD need adding, and the old SBS TWO renamed to SBS Viceland.  I may have missed another one or two?
Title: Re: Yahoo Widget still my favourite - any chance for a channel name update?
Post by: csutak40 on March 10, 2017, 02:33:37 PM
I use it too.   :-[ n 

As you say, I prefer to have a quick look on there to see what's on, instead of opening the webpage (and I hardly ever use my phone while at home and even when I look on the phone ore the Web, it certainly isn't as quick and easy to find out what's on tomorrow at 8pm, say)

I am not that interested in the HD channels (if the shows run on two channels) what I would LOVE is to make it scrollable as they no longer fit on the screen

I don't like my chances though  ;D
Title: Re: Yahoo Widget still my favourite - any chance for a channel name update?
Post by: Lindsay on March 13, 2017, 09:36:01 AM
It is my primary TV schedule.
I keep two Widgets running, one set to "My Upcoming Shows" and one showing "TV guide".
I connect to the web manually and intermittently and update my TV recording schedule manually.
I use IceTV for advisory information only.
Title: Re: Yahoo Widget still my favourite - any chance for a channel name update?
Post by: MD on March 13, 2017, 09:51:11 AM
Hi everyone,  I'm afraid we cannot support any updates to the Yahoo! Widget.  They stopped supporting it in 2012 and, although open source, very few people now use it.  See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yahoo!_Widgets
Title: Re: Yahoo Widget still my favourite - any chance for a channel name update?
Post by: yereverluvinunclebert on November 13, 2017, 11:58:44 PM
Sorry for the late response, only just found the original post.

Just to correct an inaccurate reply earlier. Yahoo widgets is not open source, it is actually free but abandonware in its desktop form. Strangely, it is still actively under development and supported as the Yahoo TV widget engine and powers lots and lots of Samsung and other TVs. However that doesn't help you as the desktop version is no longer supported by Yahoo.

The confusion arises because the code that comprises your widget itself is entirely open source being editable and modifiable by yourself whenever you want to make changes.  You need the yahoo widget converter that converts a flatfile widget into something you can edit  http://www.softpedia.com/get/Windows-Widgets/Widget-Miscellaneous/Widget-Converter.shtml (http://www.softpedia.com/get/Windows-Widgets/Widget-Miscellaneous/Widget-Converter.shtml).

Then you edit the files with a text editor. You will see a .KON file and perhaps some .js files. They contain the program logic. It is merely XML and javascript, commonly used scripting languages that anyone with some competency with web design will be able to modify with confidence.

I hope this is useful to the OP.