A widget is a small application or tool that you can add to IBM
® to provide additional functionality. If this capability is available to you, widgets can be created to do a variety of actions, including opening a Web page or installing a plug-in. Some widgets can recognize certain parts of text. This recognizable text is known as "live text". In Sametime
, live text is chat window and chat history text that displays as underlined. When you hover your mouse over the underline, a list of options (widgets) displays. Each option carries out an action against the live text.
For example, chat text in a chat window might include a zip code that is underlined. When you hover your mouse over the zip code, one option that displays might open a weather web site for the area in that zip code.
comes with some live text widgets that let you chat with, call, and open chat history for a person whose name appears in chat window or chat history text. In addition, your administrator might make other widgets available to you in your Sametime
Connect client or you might be able to install one or more widgets to your client.
See the IBM Sametime wiki
for more information about working with widgets in Sametime
Parent topic: Other neat things you can do