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.kon File Extension

Developer: Yahoo Incorporated
File type: Yahoo! Widget XML File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .kon. Files with the file extension .kon can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .kon files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .kon file?

The KON file extension is used for a Yahoo! Widget XML File and currently owned by Yahoo!. It is a JavaScript/XML interpreter that allows it to run small programs which are named as widgets and previously known as KONFABULATOR. Its feature include flexible API (Application Programming Interface), timers, images, text areas, easy download of web pages from the internet, can run OS specific code, built in interface and animator objects for visual effects. Konfabulator was developed and used for Mac OS X application in the year 2003. It was also used for Windows in the year 2004 in its version 1.8 and later acquired by Yahoo!. The creator of Konfabulator (Arlo Rose) has experience in Kaleidoscope (skinning program for Apple-Macintosh operating system). Skinning the Mp3 player was the initial idea that leads him to create Konfabulator together with two other associates. The application became cross-platform when introduced to Windows and later other software companies begun to seek about it.

how to open a .kon file?

Launch a .kon file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .kon file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .kon files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .kon file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .kon file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .kon file association errors

applications that open a .kon file

Yahoo! Widgets

Yahoo! Widgets

Yahoo! Widgets is an application developed by Yahoo! Inc. specifically for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X users which was later on discontinued last 2nd of March of 2012. It was first popularized by the name Konfabulator which after some time was changed to Yahoo! Widgets. It includes a number of default widgets which includes calendar, digital clock as well as weather widget together with the other applications that it offers. Every widget works by having its very own system process which in turn separates the main system process from the other widgets available. It enables its user to acquire all the updates that can be personalized and having them organized on the main screen of the Windows or Mac desktop that the user is utilizing. Its gallery for the different Desktop Widget includes more than 6,000 various widgets that the user can choose from.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .kon files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .kon. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.
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