Opera Desktop Team – Latest Snapshots

Opera Desktop Team – Latest Snapshots lets you keep track of the snapshots builds that are available from the Desktop Team blog. This widget (by default) reloads the versions every 5 minutes.

The interval can be set to any thing you want and updates can be performed manually by pressing the “reload” icon.

Compatibility: Opera 9+
Last Updated: 2009-11-23 @ 04:39
Latest Version: v1.3Download
Latest Beta: N/A – Download

You can also find this widget on the official Opera repository web site (widgets.opera.com) at the following address:
http://widgets.opera.com/widget/10721/

Changelog:

  • v0.1Download
  • Initial release version.
  • v0.2Download
  • Added control icons to widget (reload, configure, close).
  • Added config panel to widget and back-end code.
  • Added loading icon so updates have a visual signal.
  • v1.0Download
  • Optimized PNG images to save as much space as possible so this tiny widget is as efficient as possible. πŸ˜‰
  • v1.1Download
  • Had to move the controls (reload, config, close) to the top of the widget. The widget “masters” complained. It’s sad that they are asking for creativity yet they control every little detail about what is allowed. πŸ˜›
  • v1.2pre1Download
  • Added version checking to allow for notifications in the future. The current build number and platform are parsed and a “New” flag is displayed in the widget if there is a newer version.
    *Note: If the Desktop Team (as they currently do) have listed only platforms and left out the build numbers like they do for final releases or Betas then the version checking is skipped and only your current build information is displayed in the widget. No update notifications will be parsed and signaled.
  • Added a “New” icon to the set to be displayed when there is a newer build available.
  • Added the current build and platform that the user is running to the bottom of the widget (as already stated above).
  • v1.2pre2Download
  • Adjusted the widget dimensions in the config file so no space is wasted. It also makes the widget look a little better in UNIX/Linux when the graphics won’t allow transparency.
  • Added showNotification() support so a small popup notifies the user that an update is available the first time it is noticed.
  • v1.2Download
  • Fixed a small word change that the Desktop Team Blog site changed, causing this widget to break.
  • Updated the preview.png image packaged with the widget.
  • v1.3Download
  • Fixed the way the snapshot build numbers are detected.
  • Updated the Opera icon and listed various resolutions.
  • UNIX is now listed as Unix.

Opera Media Player

Download (not available at this time)
Language:HTML+Javascript

Opera Media Player is a web based media player that will eventually allow you to play music and audio from your computer in an Opera Widget. I don’t plan on limiting this to strictly being an Opera widget. I would prefer to make it capable of being used in many situations, whether they be: widgets for other applications, embedding a media player on your own web site, to be used with web-base operating systems in the future, etc.

Please feel free to grab the code and use it how you wish. If you make any corrections or additions to the code, please email me the changes! I’d be more than happy to credit you for helping benefit this web based media player. Just include your name and optionally contact information. You can find my contact information on the About page which is linked at the top on this page.

Ultimate-Guitar

ultimate-guitarUltimate-Guitar

Ultimate-Guitar is a tool that you can use to search and browse for guitar tabs by song name or by artist/band name. You can also search through the sites collections of News, Reviews, Columns, Lessons, Band Promos and Users.

The official site is Ultimate-Guitar.com, however, kyleabaker.com is in no way affiliated with Ultimate-Guitar.com.

Download the latest stable version from Opera’s official widget website.
The link is: http://widgets.opera.com/widget/6226/

Notice

  • This widget is still fresh and bugs are still being worked out, so please let me know if you find any problems with it! Thanks and enjoy!

Reference.com

reference.comDownload the latest stable version from Opera’s official widget website.

This widget allows you to search through the Reference.com website which includes:

More releases and upgrades are on the way.

If you have any other feature suggestions or requests please post them here. However, if you are going to score this widget, please do not score poorly due to the future features not being present yet. They are still in the process. So if you score it, please score fairly. πŸ˜‰
…Thanks!

So for now…Enjoy πŸ˜‰

Changelog

v1.11 (2007-06-19)

  • Config settings are now saved! You can choose to show results internally or pop out to a tab, start minimized, and also the Search tab to start on!
  • filesize: 68kb

v1.10 (2007-04-07)

  • Fixed some bugs with the search results in widget! There is also a config options to set the initial tab/search to use when your open the widget, however, they are not currently saved between sessions. This will be updated in future releases. Sorry for the delay on this. A small icon has been added so you can ‘popout’ the search results into a tab very easily if you first searched within the tab.
  • filesize: 71kb

v1.09 (2007-04-05)

  • Added search results inside the widget! There is also a config section, but they are not currently saved between sessions. This will be updated in future releases.
  • filesize: 68kb

v1.08 (2007-01-29)

  • Added another button/search type! The ‘All Reference’ button!
  • filesize: 62kb

v1.07 (2007-01-29)

  • Filesize reduced from 119kb to 58kb
  • Debugged/Validated Javascript Code
  • filesize: 58kb

v1.06 (2006-09-27)

  • Slight glow affect included with mouseover event for the tabs. A different minimized thumbnail is now used. It goes along with the overall theme of the widget better.
  • Some work on the Results appearing in the widget is underway. However, these are set as hidden until they are fully functional.
  • filesize: 119kb

v1.05 (2006-09-26)

  • Minimize to thumbnail feature has been added. Thumbnail is transparent when inactive.
  • Added minimize button next to close button.
  • filesize: 126kb

v1.04 (2006-09-25)

  • Graphical images were optimized with PNGGauntlet and the overall widget file size went from approx. 226kb to 117kb!
  • filesize: 117kb

v1.03 (2006-09-25)

  • Close button added to widget to pass minimum requirements. πŸ˜‰
  • Source code of widget passes w3c validation test! πŸ˜€
  • filesize: 226kb

v1.02 (2006-09-25)

  • All graphics were tweaked for a better appearance. πŸ™‚
  • Zooming in and out doesn’t cause ugly/misaligned graphics anymore. πŸ˜€
  • filesize: 211kb

v1.01 (2006-09-23)

  • Some graphical problems were corrected with the tabs.
  • filesize: 131kb

v1.00 (2006-09-22)

  • Initial release.
  • filesize: 130kb

Opera Uptime

opera uptime

Opera Uptime

This widget displays Opera’s Uptime in a fairly compact, nice and clean way.

Download the latest stable version from Opera’s official widget website.
The link is: http://widgets.opera.com/widget/6565/

Compatibility: Opera 9+
Last Updated: 2008-08-19 @ 14:42
Latest Version: v1.2Download
Latest Beta: n/a Download

Change-log

v1.2Download

  • I reworked the Opera Uptime logo a little bit to make it appear a little mroe pleasant.
  • I added an option for saving the uptime inbetween sessions. It is disabled by default and can be toggled on and off by checking or unchecking the option that is available if you click the new “?” icon near the (redesigned) close button.
  • Cleaned the html a little as well as the javascript and added jquery-1.2.6.min.js for fadeIn() and fadeOut().
  • Removed the preview image to shrink the widget file size a little.
  • Added the Opera favicon.ico icon as the icon for this widget.

v1.1Download

  • Coming soon..

v1.0Download

  • Initial Release.

Lava Lamp

lava lampLava Lamp

This is a fun lava lamp that you can leave on your desktop! It is a direct response to a widget request that was made here. This widget is not longer being developed and is offered as is. Enjoy.

Download the latest stable version from Opera’s official widget website.
The link is: http://widgets.opera.com/widget/6586/

Changelog

v1.00Download

  • Initial release.

v1.01Download

  • Added controls to close widget and a config button that is still under construction.

v1.02Download

  • Added several color options and a config panel.
  • Also added update checking to the config panel.
  • Several more colors to come!

v1.3Download

  • Version numbering updated to fit x.x system which was changed a while back (this update is nearly two years after 1.02).
  • Corrected an element with a mismatching id and name tag, which caused the settings to fail to save.
  • Updated domains that this widget is allowed to access.

911tabs

911tabs911tabs widget is a search tool that can be used to search for guitar tabs, guitar pro tabs, power tabs, bass tabs, piano tabs, and drum tabs on 911tabs.com.

You can also view freshly submitted tabs or updates as well as the top 100 tabs.

Download the latest stable version from Opera’s official widget website.

Compatibility: Opera 9+
Last Updated: 2008-06-13 @ 01:05
Latest Version: v1.08Download
Latest Beta: v1.9pre2Download

Change-log

1.9pre2

  • Added a “?” button to toggle the about information and placed it next to the close button.
  • The old about button (button with an arrow in the bottom right) now toggles the results to appear and disappear.
  • Adjusted width and height in the config.xml file to better fit the dimensions of the widget.
  • Cleaned plenty of old and sloppy javascript.
  • Moved the favicon.ico image from the root to the images folder.
  • Deleted the preview image inside of the archive to free more space since it is never used anywhere (it was once suggested, but is now just a waste of space).
  • Uses inline styling to fix the width of the input and search elements in the widget so it would appear the same across all platforms.
  • Adjusted the font-family used for text. Arial is now used since it is now very common.
  • Adjusted the font-size used for various parts of text in the widget so text fits better.

1.9pre1

  • Added a close button.
  • Removed all tables and fixed the elements on the widget with absolute positioning.
  • Removed a couple images and compressed the png images again (most compressed to ~97% of their previous size).
  • Tweaked the results container to handle results with multiple pages better. Now all pages (listed at the bottom of the results when more than one page is needed) will reload the results directly in the widget for all of the result pages.
  • Added jQuery 1.2.6 (jquery-1.2.6.min.js) to add better effects.
  • Minimizing the widget now causes the body (main part of the widget and the search results) to fade out. Restoring causes them to fade in.
  • Opening and closing the results container causes the container to slide up and down in a cooler way.
  • Corrected a tiny graphic error on the main body background image. The curved section that ties into the tag/logo is now smoother.
  • Cleaned up a lot of the Javascript code and removed/shortened some functions that I hadn’t optimized yet (still in the process of optimizing everything).
  • Added some widget preferences. Minimized state is saved, so if you have the widget minimized when you close it…it will open minimized again. Search preference for showing the results inside the widget are currently hard-coded in, but eventually an option will be available to pop-out the results if the user chooses to do so.
  • Removed as many useless variables as possible to reduce the footprint (lol, like there is much of one anyways).
  • Added a check to make sure that widget.showNotification() is supported so it doesn’t cause problems when it’s used. It’s now used to notify the user that an update is available on startup each time.
  • Planning some improvements to the results window…a better layout and look…

1.08

  • Added internal searching capability! This is an initial release with the internal search capability, so if you find a bug please let me know.
  • Added version checker! The update status will now tell you when there is a newer version!
  • Filesize: 50kb!

1.07

  • Filesize reduced from 108kb to 45kb!
  • Debugged/Validated Javascript Code!
  • 100% Valid HTML Code as well!

1.06

  • Sing-in and Register links added to interface.
  • Check Updates link added to about panel. Trouble with validating continues.

1.05 – (Not available at this time)

  • Corrected Caps Error in drop down list.
  • Added Top 100 button to interface to allow quick access to top 100 songs submitted.
  • Corrected some alignment issues.
  • Attempted to validate the html code, but I’m having a few problems. If anyone would care to take a look at the html and let me know what the errors are caused from please do so. The code appears correct to me.

1.04

  • Not available at this time.

1.03

  • Not available at this time.

1.02

  • Not available at this time.

1.01

  • Not available at this time.

1.00

  • Not available at this time.

If you find any bugs please email me or post them in the comments below. Thanks!

Google Translator (Widget)

Google Translator. Translate text directly in the widget or translate a web page. Google Translator uses a theme based off of Gmail’s theme! You can use this widget to convert excerpts of text and entire web pages to and from multiple languages.

Compatibility: Opera 9+
Last Updated: 2009-11-24 @ 02:35
Latest Version: v2.4Download
Latest Beta:
N/A

GoogleTranslator_2-4-Preview

Google Translator 2.3 Preview

Currently supported languages translations:

  • Afrikaans
  • Albanian
  • Arabic
  • Bulgarian
  • Catalan
  • Chinese
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Estonian
  • Filipino
  • Finnish
  • French
  • Galician
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Hungarian
  • Icelandic
  • Indonesian
  • Irish
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latvian
  • Lithuanian
  • Macedonian
  • Malay
  • Maltese
  • Norwegian
  • Persian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Serbian
  • Slovak
  • Slovenian
  • Spanish
  • Swahili
  • Swedish
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian
  • Vietnamese
  • Welsh
  • Yiddish

Please take note of the following:

  • This widget will translate only the languages that can be translated by Google’s own translation service. Language options will be updated as Google adds more language translation options to their service.
  • If you are using a version of Opera prier to Opera 9.5, you will need to use v2.2 or newer.

You can Download the latest stable version from Opera’s official widget website.

100 percent clean

Changelog:

v1.00Download

  • Initial release version.

v1.10Download

  • Fixed a problem relating to Google updating the translation service.

v1.20Download

  • Fixed a problem where some of the buttons at the top were not very easily click-able (a problem with the way Opera handled the code). It should be easier now to click them. πŸ˜‰

v1.30Download

  • Now the last used translations are saved.
  • Text and URL translation selections are saved independently.
  • Maximized and minimized states are now saved, and the last used translation tab is saved (Text or URL)!

v1.40Download

  • There is now a small loading icon while your text is being translated!
  • Several clean ups through out the code.

v1.41Download

  • Internal build to fix layout issue with Opera 9.5 where the rendering engine changed.

v1.42 (a.k.a. v2.0 on Opera Widgets) – Download

  • Reverse Language being used. (Quick way to switch the languages)
  • Flip translated text and original text to make translations easier.
  • Clear text fields with a single click.
  • The version number is now placed on the widget.

v2.1Download

  • Removed the left panel and integrated the features straight into the footer of the widget to look better and more efficient like the general Gmail design.
  • Moved the “Text” and “URL” tabs or links to the left side of the widget to follow Gmail’s design a bit closer and allowed the tabs to slide under the widget to take less space.
  • Moved the version number into the header and reworked the header logo.
  • Removed the “?” help icon from the header.
  • Added an update system to notify the user that an update is available and it appears just above the “Text” tab, then disappears after 5 minutes so as to not annoy the user too much. Clicking the update tab will open the page for the latest version of the Google Translator widget.
  • Added a toggle to the options in the footer to show or hide them.
  • Added a “More” (Google style combo box) that contains extra options (currently some that are not completed).
  • In text mode the Reverse button opens a menu to Reverse the language pair or the textareas.
  • Double clicking the header now minimizes the widget also.
  • Updated Google favicon to the new one (no longer a capital G and square).
  • Prepared some elements in the widget for a future update to allow resizing (the progress is not visually evident yet, not until the widget is resizing in a future build anyway).
  • Switching between tabs (“Text” and “URL”) updates the options in the footer, currently by removing the “More” combo box which is not needed in “URL” mode.
  • Minimized several aspects of the widget, including: images, image sizes, duplicate elements, duplicate scripts, etc.
  • Documented html file for anyone who wants to view the code and began fixing the naming system to make more sense (id attributes).
  • Google Translator 2.1 now includes jQuery 1.2.6 (fyi: jquery-1.2.6.min.js) and I have worked in some better looking effects.
  • There are currently effects for: clicking a tab, “Text” or “URL” body fade in, options in footer fade in and out, minimize and restore now slides up and down (with a time delay for the tabs to reappear).
  • …(I think that’s it for now).

v2.2pre1Download

  • Cleaned more of the javascript code and naming system.
  • Converted the language list to the new Google Translate style menu(s). The change basically shortened the list of translations to search through by using two lists instead. One list to convert from and one list to convert to.
  • While updating the new language lists I added support for Googles Auto Language Detection feature. Keep in mind, however, that this feature is very buggy on Googles service. So if it isn’t working perfectly for you then it is not a problem with the widget, but instead a problem with Google’s implementation of it…which is very incomplete at this time. However, since Google is offering this feature there is no reason for the widget to not offer it as well. I added some checks to make sure that a result is returned. If nothing is translated then you will be informed in the widget that the error is on Google’s side and you do not necessarily need to update your version of the widget.
  • More work on completing the copy feature in the “More” menu. Opera actually makes this very difficult to accomplish compared to other browsers and the problem now lies in how it works differently in a widget than it does in a tab. Woohoo! Just completed the copy feature! You’ll be seeing it soon when v2.2 is released! You can test it now with v2.2pre1, but the copy feature seems to freeze the widget in Windows, but works perfectly fine in Linux (I haven’t tested Mac yet, please let me know)!
  • Added the the directional icon between the languages to indicate From and To like Google has done. Clicking the icon reverses the languages just as they do on Google’s translation page.
  • Added use of widget.showNotification() to better notify the user when needed.
  • Added jquery fadeOut() effect to the loading icon for a smoother appearance.
  • Removed 3 background images by using background colors in the style sheet instead.
  • more coming in v2.2pre2 or v2.2 final…

v2.2pre2Download

  • Now supported across all versions of Opera that support widgets. There is no need to use Google Translator 1.40 anymore if you are using a version of Opera earlier to 9.50. The widget now performs the same and looks the same across all Opera 9.x versions (with the exception of the css3 shadow effect on the version number in the title and the input fields and buttons that Opera uses in v9-9.27 vs. v9.5+).
  • Added a check to make sure that widget.showNotification() is supported so it doesn’t cause problems when it’s used. It isn’t supported in Opera 9.2x or below.
  • Known issues for v2.2pre2: The option to copy text from the “Top” and “Bottom” textarea in Text mode causes the widget to become unresponsive in Opera on the Windows platform, but works fine in Opera for the Unix platform. Opera for the Macintosh platform has not yet been tested. I have submitted a test case widget to Opera and the bug number is: #355007

v2.2pre3Download

  • Corrected the widget scrolling problem in v2.2pre2 where scrolling (middle mouse wheel) on the widget would cause visual problems in the widget.
  • More back-end preparation for resizing the widget in a future release.
  • Corrected a problem with the widget’s declared space initially in the config.xml file. Platforms that dock widgets to the side of the screen and no further no allow the widget to rest on the side of the screen with no gap (exception is only for the left side of the widget where the menu scrolls).
  • Known issues for v2.2pre3: The option to copy text from the “Top” and “Bottom” textarea in Text mode causes the widget to become unresponsive in Opera on the Windows platform, but works fine in Opera for the Unix platform. Opera for the Macintosh platform has not yet been tested. I have submitted a test case widget to Opera and the bug number is: #355007

v2.2Download

  • Cleaned more of the javascript code and naming system.
  • Converted the language list to the new Google Translate style menu(s). The change basically shortened the list of translations to search through by using two lists instead. One list to convert from and one list to convert to.
  • While updating the new language lists I added support for Googles Auto Language Detection feature. Keep in mind, however, that this feature is very buggy on Googles service. So if it isn’t working perfectly for you then it is not a problem with the widget, but instead a problem with Google’s implementation of it…which is very incomplete at this time. However, since Google is offering this feature there is no reason for the widget to not offer it as well. I added some checks to make sure that a result is returned. If nothing is translated then you will be informed in the widget that the error is on Google’s side and you do not necessarily need to update your version of the widget.
  • More work on completing the copy feature in the “More” menu. Opera actually makes this very difficult to accomplish compared to other browsers and the problem now lies in how it works differently in a widget than it does in a tab. Woohoo! Just completed the copy feature! You’ll be seeing it soon when v2.2 is released! You can test it now with v2.2pre1, but the copy feature seems to freeze the widget in Windows, but works perfectly fine in Linux (I haven’t tested Mac yet, please let me know)!
  • Added the the directional icon between the languages to indicate From and To like Google has done. Clicking the icon reverses the languages just as they do on Google’s translation page.
  • Added use of widget.showNotification() to better notify the user when needed.
  • Added jquery fadeOut() effect to the loading icon for a smoother appearance.
  • Removed 3 background images by using background colors in the style sheet instead.
  • Now supported across all versions of Opera that support widgets. There is no need to use Google Translator 1.40 anymore if you are using a version of Opera earlier to 9.50. The widget now performs the same and looks the same across all Opera 9.x versions (with the exception of the css3 shadow effect on the version number in the title and the input fields and buttons that Opera uses in v9-9.27 vs. v9.5+).
  • Added a check to make sure that widget.showNotification() is supported so it doesn’t cause problems when it’s used. It isn’t supported in Opera 9.2x or below.
  • Corrected the widget scrolling problem in v2.2pre2 where scrolling (middle mouse wheel) on the widget would cause visual problems in the widget.
  • More back-end preparation for resizing the widget in a future release.
  • Corrected a problem with the widget’s declared space initially in the config.xml file. Platforms that dock widgets to the side of the screen and no further no allow the widget to rest on the side of the screen with no gap (exception is only for the left side of the widget where the menu scrolls).
  • Known issues for v2.2: The option to copy text from the “Top” and “Bottom” textarea in Text mode causes the widget to become unresponsive in Opera on the Windows platform, but works fine in Opera for the Unix platform. Opera for the Macintosh platform has not yet been tested. I have submitted a test case widget to Opera and the bug number is: #355007

v2.3Download

  • Fixed a preference key that was not initially set which caused the widget to initially fail to translate and be inactive.

v2.4pre1Download

  • Remove “<BR>” tags that are carried over from the translation in Google’s html by replacing them with new lines.
  • 11 new languages added: Catalan, Filipino, Hebrew, Indonesian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Ukrainian and Vietnamese.
  • When “Detect language” is used for text mode, if Google is capable of detecting the original language then, the widget will update the translation from selection. For example, if the original language is detected to be Spanish then the selection will change from “Detect language” to “Spanish”. Please note that if the selection changes to an incorrect language it is not the fault of the widget, but instead Google’s detection method. There is nothing further that I can do to insure it’s accuracy.
  • Moved Text and URL mode tabs (once again). Now Google Translator resembles Google Chrome by the tabs and Gmail by the color scheme.
  • More work towards making Google Translator resizable. Hopefully it will be resizable by v2.5!
  • Known issues: New tabs need some work to finish the smoothness of the graphics.

v2.4pre2Download

  • Updated security model to set <widget network=”public”> to re-enable XMLHttpRequest() for Opera 10+ since this new security model is being followed with Opera 10 Alpha 1 (mentioned in Known Issues). [link]
  • Added list of sites that Google Translator is allowed to access, which include google.com on port 80 and opera.com on port 80 (opera.com is to enable update checks within the widget until Opera implements it’s own Widget update system). [link]
  • Added the ability and permissions for Google Translator to use Java and other plugins within the widget. Java may not be necessary, however, I’m working on implementing a copy button which requires flash so plugins are needed. I will remove the Java permission if I cannot find a way to make use of it in the future. [link]
  • Known issues: New tabs need some work to finish the smoothness of the graphics.

v2.4pre3Download

  • Added the following languages to keep the widget updated: Albanian, Estonian, Galician, Hungarian, Maltese, Thai, Turkish
  • Added the ability to show Dictionary information that Google Translate provides when translating a single term.
  • Updated jQuery from 1.2.6 to 1.3.2 for better performance and updated methods.
  • Known issues: New tabs need some work to finish the smoothness of the graphics.
  • Known issues: Fade in for URL tab occurs twice.

v2.4pre4Download

  • Reverted back to jQuery 1.2.6 to fix some regressions with JQuery 1.3.2 and Opera.

v2.4pre5Download

  • Added new languages: Afrikaans, Icelandic, Irish, Macedonian, Malay, Persian, Swahili, Welsh, Yiddish
  • Updated the Google icon and added new icons so resolution on other devices appears better (as well as the new Windows 7 Super Bar.
  • Introduced a fix for unremoved html span elements in translated text (props: deus-ex).

v2.4Download

  • Added text shadow to several elements and darkened the menu labels (they were almost unreadable).

Future Changelog

  • A larger view for those of you who need to translate larger chunks of text!
  • Optimizations to code in entirety.