Frequently Asked Questions


What is a widget ?

Dashboard widgets, like web pages, are capable of many different things, oftentimes to perform tasks that would be tedious or complicated for the user to access manually. One example, like iActu, grab the contents of principal newspapers and display them within Dashboard. Some widgets can also serve as games, using Adobe Flash (or another multimedia authoring program) to create games just as if they were in a browser.
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The widgets are compatible with Windows ?

The "widgets" are not "gadgets". The applications with the extensions ".wdgt" don't work with Windows (All versions).

How i can install a widget ?

Once you download the widget from the website, double-click the compressed file to expand it, then double-click the resulting widget (.wdgt) file to start the install process.
Once Safari (or you) opens the widget file, you'll see a Widget Installer dialog that asks if you want to install the widget and open it in Dashboard. Click Install to take your widget out for a test drive.
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How i can install a widget ?

Once you download the widget from the website, double-click the compressed file to expand it, then double-click the resulting widget (.wdgt) file to start the install process.
Once Safari (or you) opens the widget file, you'll see a Widget Installer dialog that asks if you want to install the widget and open it in Dashboard. Click Install to take your widget out for a test drive.
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I can’t open the ZIP archive ?

Some version of Stuffit Expander can't open the widget Zip archive.
Try unarchiving using OS X’s built-in unarchiver. This can be done by right-clicking or control-clicking the zip file in Finder and selecting Open With >Archive Utility.

What's the shortcuts available on iActu 2 ?

Learn about common Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts.
Command & R - Refresh iActu
Command & F - Go Kiosk
Command & B - Go Back
Left arrow - Go to Next newspaper
Right arrow - Go to Previous newspaper
Command & S - Speak on/off
Command & P - Print news
Command & - - Zoom down
Command & + - Zoom up

The news doesn't appear in iActu. What's the solution ?

Sometimes, the news can't appear on the widget. Two reasons can be responsible:
- You should check your connection Internet.
- Check if port 80 or 8080 isn't blocked by the firewall of your computer or router.

Email Support


For further informations or questions send us email at: support@widgetinfo.net