.WIDGET File Extension

There are 3 file types use the .WIDGET file extension:

  1. Yahoo! Widget
  2. Microsoft Windows Mobile Widget
  3. HybridJava Widget

1. Yahoo! Widget

Yahoo! Widget

Small program referred to as a "widget" that is run by the Yahoo! Widget Engine; formerly run within Konfabulator, which is now part of Yahoo!.

NOTE: Yahoo! Widgets has been discontinued and the website is no longer available. WIDGET files are saved in a .ZIP format and can be opened with any Zip decompression utility. Simply rename the file extension from ".widget" to ".zip" and extract the archive.

Software's name License Platforms
7-Zip 7-Zip Open Source LinuxWindows
Apple Archive Utility Apple Archive Utility Bundled Mac
Corel WinZip Corel WinZip Commercial MacWindows
The Unarchiver The Unarchiver Freeware Mac

Updated: July 25, 2017

2. Microsoft Windows Mobile Widget

Microsoft Windows Mobile Widget

HTML-based widget used by Windows Mobile, an operating system for PDAs, digital phones, and other mobile devices; contains an archive of files in a compressed Zip format; may store .HTML, .XML, .CSS, and .JS files, as well as other Web-based files.

WIDGET files are used for deploying small programs for capabilities such as weather and news reports, maps, and games.

NOTE: WIDGET files are actually .ZIP files that have been renamed with the ".widget" extension. Therefore, you can unpack them by renaming the file extension to ".zip" and decompressing them using any Zip-compatible decompression utility.

Software's name License Platforms
Microsoft Visual Studio Microsoft Visual Studio Commercial Windows
Microsoft Windows Mobile SDK Microsoft Windows Mobile SDK Free Windows

Updated: June 12, 2010

3. HybridJava Widget

HybridJava Widget
  • Developer HybridServerPages Group
  • Popularity
    3.4 (7 votes)
  • Category Web Files
  • Format Text

Widget created in HybridJava, a language that combines HTML and Java into a single syntax; contains a function that can be called from a .PAGE file; may include multiple "slots" that serve as different steps within the function.

HybridJava WIDGET files should be placed within the \widgets subdirectory on the Web server. HybridJava Compiler has been discontinued.

Software's name License Platforms
HybridJava Compiler HybridJava Compiler LinuxMacWindows
Text editor Text editor LinuxMacWindows

Updated: February 2, 2016

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