Google Winamp Control is one of the thousands of gadgets available for the Google Desktop Search application. But what are the gadgets anyway? The gadgets are plug-in components that enrich your Desktop experience and performs the most incredible and handy tasks that you can imagine and more.
At this point, if you’re not a user already, you might be wondering what is Google Desktop Search. Let me explain that to you and then we come back to the Calendar. This tool is developed by the people from Google, which is quite a reference of its quality, and is a desktop searching engine that allows you to perform searches within your computer as you were searching something on the Internet.
Back to the Winamp Control, first thing to say is that you need to have Desktop Search 4 or above running on your system to use this gadget. On the side bar of the Desktop Search you’ll find a round button with an addition sign on it. When you press it, a gadget search window will open and you can browse the huge list to find the one you want. In this case, you just can type in Winamp and Google Winamp Control will be listed. Then you press the “Add” button below the gadget thumbnail and that’s it, you’re done! Easy, right? Optionally, you can download the installation file from the Google Gadgets web site and then execute it by double clicking on it. A short installation will take place and the gadget will be ready to go. No need to say that you have to be a Winamp user for this gadget to work. If you are not, you’ll have to download it and install it.
Immediately, you will see a new square section on the side bar of Desktop Search. From there you can actually run your Winamp and have access to your media library to play your favorite songs. Also, you can access to the settings dialog box to set up some general options regarding to the interface and hotkeys of the plug-in.
The basic idea after this gadget is to give to Google Desktop Search the ability to run and control Winamp so you integrate the two of them simplifying the routinely tasks. This cool plug-in is available for free but is good to mention that it’s not a Google Tested gadget so some bugs can ruin the party.
- It's free
- Pretty convenient
- Not a Google tested plug-in
- Some bugs on startup
- Only available in English