File Extension Library

.WDGT File Extension

  • Developer by: Apple
  • Category: System Files
  • Format: Zip

What is an .WDGT file?

.WDGT file extension is created by Apple. .WDGT has been classified as System Files. The format of .WDGT file is Zip.

.WDGT is Dashboard Widget

Widget used by the Dashboard in Mac OS X 10.4 and later; contains a small program such as a clock, calendar, dictionary word search, weather report, or a calculator; used as the format for distributing widgets and can be double-clicked to install the widget on the dashboard.

WDGT files are saved using .ZIP compression. The compressed container can include images, HTML files, JavaScript (.JS) files, .CSS styles, and other Web-based data.

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File Type 2:

Opera Widget

Category: Web Files

Small Web-based program that can run on your Desktop using the Opera Web browser version 9 or later.

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File Type 3:

Adobe Captivate Widget File

Developer by: Adobe Systems Category: Developer Files Format: Binary

A WDGT file is a component file used by Adobe Captivate, a multimedia publishing application often used to create eLearning products. It contains a pluggable module, or "widget," that can be inserted into Captivate projects (.CPTX files). WDGT files are used for creating reusable components, such as pie charts or input forms.

Widgets can be one of three types:

  • Static: Non-interactive and meant to display information.
  • Interactive: Allows user input and changes appearance based on the input.
  • Question: Can be used for asking multiple choice or free-form questions for a quiz.
NOTE: WDGT files are written in ActionScript and require a copy of Adobe Flash to be installed on the computer.

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How to Open .WDGT file on different platforms

Open .WDGT File on Windows

  • Right-click a .WDGT
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .WDGT file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .WDGT files" Press "Ok"

Open .WDGT File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .WDGT file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .WDGT File on Linux

Right click on the .WDGT file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .WDGT File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .WDGT file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .WDGT File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .WDGT files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .WDGT files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .WDGT files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .WDGT file format
  2. You need to check the .WDGT file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)