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What is a widget?

A widget is a small application that can run on your desktop, a Web page or your mobile phone. Users typically find widgets easier to use than regular applications and developers usually find them easier to code. The tasks are often very simple and operate in small windows, hence the name widget, which is short for Windows Gadget. There are an infinite number of widgets that can make the daily life of their users a lot easier.

How many different widgets are there on FRANCE 24?

There are a variety of widgets, each of which can be accessed freely: on your desktop, your mobile, your web page, or in your Netvibes page.

How to use FRANCE 24 widgets

Are the widgets free to download?

Yes they are free. You only need a PC or a Mac with an Internet connection.

Can I see FRANCE 24 live using a widget?

Most of our widgets offer FRANCE 24 videos and the channel’s live feed. However, depending on what browser you use to view the website, you may encounter some restrictions; for instance, if your Internet connection is not suited to the videos, if your mobile phone is not compatible, or if your package does not provide such a service.

Why have a FRANCE 24 widget?

Our widgets give you rapid and unlimited access to the FRANCE 24 website, wherever you may be.


How do I install my desktop widget?

You will need to have a PC or a Mac equipped with flash player and high-speed Internet access. To install a desktop widget you first need to download the widget file. If a desktop widget is available for more than one platform, you will be able to select the desired platform from a list. Once downloaded, the widget can be run using an appropriate widget engine. Depending on the widget's platform, you may need to install the widget engine, or the engine may be already available from the operating system or other software.

How to remove the widget from my desktop?

To remove the widget from your PC, go to the Start menu of your computer, Add/Remove the program and then click "Uninstall FRANCE24 widget".
If you have a Mac, just drag the application and place it in the “recycle bin”.

What configuration do I need to downdload the widget?

To download and use the FRANCE 24widget you will need:

  • a PC (Windows 98, 2000, XP Vista) or a Mac (Mac OS 10,4)
  • a high-speed Internet connexion
  • a flash player


Can I download two widgets on my desktop?