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How do you download Yahoo Widgets?

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Download the latest version of Yahoo Widgets from Softonic.com for both Windows and Mac. Yahoo Widgets requires Windows XP or later. In 2012 Yahoo announced it is no longer providing support for the program and that it is closing the Yahoo Widget Gallery. The last stable of Yahoo Widgets release was version 4.5.2.0, released June 2009.

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Yahoo! Widgets enables the use of over 4000 desktop widgets that constantly update, including weather, games, radio and calendars. Widgets can be organized along any edge of the desktop. The software also includes documentation on creating custom widgets for any need, allowing development of widgets using XML, HTML and JavaScript as well as Adobe Flash.

Yahoo Widgets receives generally positive reviews. Most users praise the simple and attractiveness of the widgets; however, some users complain that certain widgets don't work and that the program slows down their computer. Other users complain that the widgets won't position correctly and move around without user input.

Yahoo ceased support for Yahoo! Widgets and the Yahoo Widget Gallery on March 2, 2012, both because of the cost of replacing outdated servers and in order to refocus employees on other Yahoo products. As of 2015, the latest release of Yahoo Widgets is available on Softonic and CNET.

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