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How can I use my widgets on the desktop in Lion? I have done

defaults write com.apple.dashboard demoed yes

But, when I click and hold and hit dashboard, it stays on the dashboard. How can I use widgets on my desktop in Lion? @Nathan, how did you do it? I talked to you earlier about it...

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YEah! I found the solution.

Turn Off “Dashboard as a Space” head to System Preferences > Mission Control. Uncheck the “Show Dashboard as a space” box and you’ll have the widgets back.

Then again you can go to terminal en type in: defaults write com.apple.dashboard devmode YES hit return/enter then type in: killall Dock (mind the capital D in Dock) That's it!

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Cool! Thanks a ton! –  Odinulf Aug 1 '11 at 13:50

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