If you look at the available gadgets for Windows Vista and Windows 7 you notice that most provide the same features like displaying hardware stats, time and date or media related information. Windows users have to dig deeper to find gadgets that do not belong in a category that is swarmed with the same type of gadget; TWIV, which stands for Timed Web Image Viewer, is such a gadget.
The gadget can be configured to display an image by entering an url that is pointing to that image. It can therefor theoretically be used to display a permanent image. More interesting than that is the ability to point it to the url of an webcam image that gets automatically updated regularly server side.
This is the intended use of the gadget. The Windows user has to specify the image url and the interval in which the image will be pulled from the server in seconds. The default interval is set to 9999 seconds with the option to change the interval during the configuration.
The gadget is compatible with the jpg, png and gif image formats and will display the image in a 320×240 window on the computer desktop.
TWIV can be downloaded from the developer’s website. It is compatible with Windows Vista and Windows 7.
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