Not everything you do on your Mac requires a heavy-duty application. For those smaller tasks, Mac OS X features Dashboard. Dashboard provides access to several fun and functional, mini applications called widgets.

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How to remap F4 to Dashboard or Notifications on a MacBook Pro in Yosemite?

I had this working fine in Tiger thru Mavericks, but it broke in Yosemite. Pressing F4 now launches Launchpad, and only fnF4 triggers Dashboard. Launchpad is useless compared to Spotlight or even ...
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Dashboard Grid on Yosemite

So, what happened to the good old grid that we could see on Dashboard? The grid was useful for aligning widgets and managing the space in a better way. Now, it seems that I have to guess. Is there an ...
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Live dashboard for presentations

I run my school's theatre, and I'm looking for some kind of software that we can put on the projector screen before our school assembly. I want to have some elements update themselves automatically ...
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Allow Dashboard access to Calendar

I clicked a date on the Calendar Dashboard widget and was prompted whether I wanted to allow Dashboard access to my Calendar. Not realising what this meant, I did not grant access. Now, I would like ...
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Use Shift+F12 in an application

I am using an application which has a shortcut that uses Shift + F12. But when I do that on my mac, it goes to the dashboard. Which is very irritating. How can I quickly bypass that feature and send ...
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Is it possible to reassign the “Pinch with thumb and three fingers” gesture to activate Dashboard instead of Launchpad?

I don't really have a use for Launchpad, but the gesture to me makes sense for Dashboard. I experimented a little with BetterTouchTool, but it doesn't have the gesture available, and I'm not sure it ...
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What's the best way to edit the look and feel of the dashboard

I need advice if there's a best method in changing the look and feel of the existing dashboard. I've already mocked up the look and feel that I wanted. I wanted a method where I can also let other ...
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Putting “widgets” on Mac desktop

Is there any software to put certain "widgets" on the desktop, such as notes or a clock? I would like to have apps permanently affixed there, rather than being open as separate apps or hovering over ...
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How do I navigate through Dashboard widgets using keyboard (Mountain Lion)?

When on the Dashboard, is there a way to move from one widget to another using the keyboard? For now, I have used my mouse to change the active widget on the Dashboard. It would be more convenient ...
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Dashboard widgets run in background [10.9]

I have a webclip in my dashboard on mavericks with play.spotify.com in it and i like to control my music from there, but as soon as i go out of the dashboard the music stops. I had this working a ...
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Hot corners for mouse only

When I work with a mouse I want to use hot corners. When I work with the Trackpad, I don't. Is there an option for this? The hot corners should only work if I used my mouse to activate it. I'm not ...
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Changing dashboard space

I realized the other day that I never use the dashboard and had no desire to. So I decided to disable it. But I feel as if the 3 finger swipe to the right that had displayed it is now wasted. Can ...
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Can I disable Dashboard in Mountain Lion?

I'm wondering if there's a way to disable the dashboard in Mountain Lion. I never use it and I think it's consuming processor and memory powers.
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Is there a dashboard widget that has extended Unicode characters?

I've been looking for a decent Unicode widget that allows access to some of the weirder characters like ✓ and ✗. Does such a beast exist? I've tried a few and all of them seem kind of ...
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How do I restore Dashboard widget list? (Launchpad-style adding)

When using a tutorial to clear Launchpad of its mess I had in /Applications, I accidentally cleared Dashboard's list of widgets when I click the (+) button to add downloaded widgets at the same time, ...
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Screen Forced Away from Dashboard

I have this issue on my Macbook Air that happens often if I select a gadget on the dashboard. I get forced away from the dashboard to the Desktop. I noticed if I previously selected one gadget and I ...
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Dashboard or iCal hang with 100% CPU usage

Running on Mac OS X 10.7.4, issues list this seem to be riddled in Google searches but nothing like my issue, which persists even when I take all the steps. My story... Brought up Dashboard today ...
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Is there a dashboard widget for displaying (and monitoring or reloading) plain text files?

I use todo.txt as a todo list manager, and so my todo list is saved as a text file. I'd like for there to be a widget that monitors text files, so that it's not on my desktop, but in my dashboard. Is ...
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Sticky note widgets each have their cursor blinking as if active all together

Using a new MBP Retina at work with Mountain Lion. I always used the sticky dashboard widgets to organize my oh-so-chaotic life on my Lion MBP. Now that I use them in 10.8 (around 16-20 stickies) I ...
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How can I move Dashboard widgets to the desktop in Lion?

In the OS X Terminal, there is a command that allows me to drag Dashboard widgets onto my desktop. In OS X Lion, the Dashboard became a Space. I am no longer able to use this command. What is a ...
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How do I permanently show my dashboard on a separate monitor?

I work in multi monitor setup. I have some important information available in the dashboard and want it to be always visible on one of the monitor. Is there a way (w/ external software or not) to do ...
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How to change background of Dashboard in Lion

I find the default background of Dashboard in Lion quite boring. I know how to change the defaultdesktop.jpg for the login screen, and I was wondering if there was a similar process for Dashboard. ...
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How do I move widgets on the Dashboard that are out of the viewing area?

I have a couple of widgets in Dashboard that moved outside of the viewing area. I can only see them in Mission Control. How do I move them back?
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What is another source for Dashboard widgets?

On the Apple Dashboard widgets page, the most recent app (found at the top of the Just Added section) is The Weather Channel Widget, released on February 14, 2011. Where can I find some more recent ...
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How do I prevent widgets from moving around on the dashboard?

Is there a way to disable moving widgets around in the dashboard? I have a neat layout all set up, and would like to prevent accidental widget movements.
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My dashboard widgets are “inactive” since Lion upgrade

Since my upgrade from Snow Leopard to Lion, my dashboard widgets are inactive. I can enter the dashboard, move widgets around, add and remove them, but their content is not updated and I cannot ...
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How can I Transfer Dashboard Information from one computer to another?

How is it possible to transfer all my information from dashboard(in stickies) to my new macbook pro? Is there an easy file just to transfer or do I have to copy and paste them to an email? Also I have ...
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Web clips on Dashboard not always updating correctly in OS X (Lion)

I am having problems with Web Clips. Had the problem in OS X Leopard and now in Lion. My problem is that I have clipped the "Major Stock Indexes" part of this page: ...
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Stock widget doesn't save list of stocks

I am running Lion and I wanted to add certain stocks to the Stock widget. I was able to add them fine and remove the default ones but everytime I go back to Dashboard the Stock widget is reset and the ...
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Use widgets on Desktop Lion

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 ...