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Unwanted man page widget

Since my last update, to macOS_14.3.1_23D60 on 8 Feb 2024, I frequently have an unwanted man page widget appearing in front of the Terminal.  The odd thing is, it is almost always empty, and usually ...
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macOS Sonoma widgets transparency issues

I'm having an issue where widgets don't preserve transparency when switching between virtual desktops. Here's what it looks like after swapping virtual desktops: Here it's displayed correctly after ...
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Logitech MX Keys is detected as of type mouse in battery widget

Unfortunately the battery widget of Sonoma 14.2 detects the keyboard Logitech MX Keys as of type mouse. The widget shows a mouse icon: Can this icon be changed?
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iOS Photos app and widget For You and Memories stuck on date from last month

I use a Photos widget on my iPhone. It shows Featured Photos and Memories as chosen by iOS. The Photos widget used to switch through to new photos and memories frequently. The widget is currently ...
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Enable/Disable Sonoma desktop widgets from command line

I'd like to make a shortcut to quickly hide/show widgets on the desktop e.g. for when I'm sharing my screen. I was able to figure out that the checkboxes in Settings are linked to the "defaults&...
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What is the lighter area of the today pane?

I noticed there’s a lighter area in the today pane on iOS. Some widgets will only live in that area, and some others just in the area outside. It seems there are two kinds of widgets. Why is this so? ...
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Can't edit or add widgets -- how can I restart widgets?

I am experiencing two issues with widgets on one of my Macs. I have MacStudio and MacBook Pro(M1) running macOS Ventura. MacStudio has the issue. Firstly, I can only access widget editing mode once ...
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Discover card widget not working

I have tried many different things to try and solve this issue: restarted my iPhone uninstalled and reinstalled the the app. Removed and added the widget Cleared my cache tried using cellular data ...
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Notes widget shows blanks after upgrading to iOS 16.2

When I upgraded my iPhone 8 to iOS 16.2 -- from 16 or 16.1, I don't recall -- the Notes widget now looks like this: If you tap on it, it will correctly open the Notes app and all the notes are there, ...
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Disable or remove seconds from World Clock widget

Here you can see two widgets World Clock (with four small faces) and the normal Clock (in macOS Ventura 13.1): The orange hand for seconds is appearing and smoothly moving in all the clock faces. I ...
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iPhone photos widget is grey

That's pretty much it: my photos widget is just a grey tile, no matter which size I get. I've already rebooted the device and it still doesn't work. How to fix this? It's an iPhone 12 device with iOS ...
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iOS 16 lock screen - calendar widget

Since I upgraded my iPhone XS to iOS 16 I added a calendar widget on my lockscreen to show the next events of my day. As shown on the screenshots below, the widget does not show the all-day event (...
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iPad: Disable Today View (Home/Lock screen left-edge swipe) completely?

I am currently on iPadOS 15.6.1. Tell me if I am missing something but I have no idea why I would want to swipe from the left edge each time to open some sort of drawer to see widgets, when I can just ...
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How to have two calendars in notification's bar?

Currently I have set my calendar to Persian and I have the calendar widget in notifications bar . I was wondering If there is anyway to have two calendar widgets one showing the Persian calendar and ...
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Weather widget on Big Sur

The weather widget on Big Sur is a step down from the previous one, to put it lightly. Is there any way to add multiple cities to a single widget, or to actually have the widget point to a working web ...
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Updating macOS resets Widgets every release

How can I fix this issue? Usually, I have weather, clock, and calendar in the Widgets, but there are only weather and clock widgets after updating, macOS Big Sur.
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My clock has stopped

The clock widget in iOS 14.2 on my iPhone 8 has stopped: How do I wind it up again? The key hole on the side of the phone just stops incoming calls.
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Are iOS 14 widgets animated / distracting?

I'm concerned about updating to iOS 14 mainly because widgets have moved from their own screen onto the home screen. I get reminded of Windows 10 active tiles which just don't know when to stop moving....
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Weather Forecast Doesn't Work

The system is Big Sur (11.0.1) and weather forecast widget doesn't work time to time. When it is out of order it says something like "weather forecast is unsuccesful". Here is a screenshot. ...
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Remove city from world clock widget?

How can I remove a city from the word clock widget shown below?
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iOS can’t add some widgets to home screen

I have downloaded iOS 14 and really like the new widgets, but I can’t add some widgets to my home screen. For example, Nord VPN is has a widget to quickly connect/disconnect to the VPN. I can add this ...
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Remove widget name ("Widgetsmith") under iOS 14 home screen widgets?

The release of iOS 14 adds Widgets on the Home Screen to iOS. People have been using apps like Widgetsmith and Color Widgets to add customizable 3rd-party widgets and change the look of their entire ...
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On iPadOS 14, what does this box on the today view do?

2019 iPad, running the new release of iPadOS 14. When adding widgets to the today view, there is a box at the top that says: Drag your favourite widgets here to pin them on the Home Screen. Any ...
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How to Delete a MacOS Notification Center Widget?

How to Delete a MacOS Notification Center Widget? Not how to disable it or simply turn it off, but how to completely remove it, like uninstalling it or simply finding the executable and deleting it?
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How to find replacements for Dashboard widgets in macOS Notficiation Center

I have been hesitating "upgrading" to macOS Catalina from Mojave because of its loss of the Dashboard. I know that the Notification Center's "Today" view is supposed to replace the functionality of ...
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Calendar widget on Mac showing no events

I'm running macOS High Sierra on my MacBook Pro and I do have events in my calendar app. However, it is not showing any events on the calendar widget in the Notification Center. I have tried deleting ...
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How to create quick single-tap iOS webhook "buttons"

TL;DR: Is there an app (or some other means) that would allow me to create a grid of webhook buttons (which accept a json string) that work like the example in this video (i.e. single tap to issue ...
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Create a shortcut/widget to an Accessibility feature

I would like to build a shortcut to General -> Accessibility -> MFI Hearing Devices -> Adam Hearing Devices -> Stream to left hearing device, and toggle that off/on. I've been searching the Shortcuts ...
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Show custom image in Mac OS Mojave Dashboard

I really like the Dashboard overlay in Mac OS Mojave. Can I add a widget to show an jpg image in the dashboard? Thank you for reading.
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How to use Notification Center widgets on Desktop?

Many times when I am working, I reference stuff from Notification center, (calculator, stocks, calendar, 3rd party, etc.). But as soon as I click on anything outside of notification center, ...
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Where'd My iTunes Today Widget Go?

The iTunes extensions has vanished as an optional widget for my Notification Center. How do I get it to unvanish? I tried the solution in this post, which was to run: /System/Library/Frameworks/...
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Where are widget screen positions (coordinates) stored?

I keep a widget open on my desktop on my secondary monitor. Went away on vacation. No external monitor. The widget was "trapped" offscreen and active. I tried looking in the preferences file for that ...
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Path to the Folder where Widgets are stored!

There are lots of useless widgets in the notification center of macOS, so does anyone knows where these widgets are stored in the system, I want the path to that folder in-order to remove the useless ...
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Notification Center iTunes widget bug?

Does the iTunes notification center (Today view) not display the track for live streams? Mine only shows for tracks in my library. In the case of live streams, it is simply blank. The main iTunes ...
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Does a 'low backlight dimmed constantly turned on screen' use battery & can it burn in?

TL;DR: Can a smartphone LCD screen burn in when emitting nearly no light, but just dark dimmed pixels? And could, by such way, a screen-on time of 8 hours be achieved? I'm designing a concept that ...
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Missing Notification Center Widgets & Share Extensions

Half of my Notification Center widgets (most importantly, Weather) suddenly disappeared, and can no longer be added back by clicking Edit at the bottom of the Notification Center. Those that remain, ...
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"Today summary" widget in notification centre displays strange behaviour

I have upgraded from El Capitan to Sierra a couple of weeks ago. Today, I have been experimenting with widgets in Notification Centre and came across this puzzling issue. I am not sure whether it is a ...
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How to add a custom widget to IOS 10? (Website)

Is there any way to add a widget from a website to iOS? I'm not familiar with xCode, plus there's an annual fee of $99 to publish an app. Is there any way to add a widget from a website, similar to ...
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How can I bring back my world clock widget?

I love my world clock widget, but today I don't see it. How can I bring it back?
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A way for whole Calendar to show after swiping down in Iphone

I want to see the whole calendar after swiping down. The part where the widgets are. Basically, when you swipe down, you can see the current date but when you try to click it, nothing happens. When ...
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Can’t add clock to world clock widget in El Capitan

Whenever I try to add a clock to the World Clock widget in the Today area of Notification Center, it never gets added. Sometimes I can’t even search for the city I want to add. However, whenever I am ...
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How to convert OS X Dashboard widget to desktop app?

I would like to convert a OS X Dashboard widget to a desktop app, namely the Stocks widget. I understand I could move the widget to the desktop using terminal to enable developer mode for Dashboard ...
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Stocks widget will not let me add new stock

I'm trying to add new stocks to my stock widget but it won't let me do so. It validates the symbol and then does nothing. I have to remove a current stock and then only will it let me add a new one. ...
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Are there still working photo widgets?

Under previous Mac OS's there were widgets like "Modern Moments" and "Desk Photo" to display photos on the Dashboard. I tried them under Mac OS 10.10(.1) and they do not seem to be working. I'd like ...
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Display Photo from URL in iOS 8 Today View Widget

I've got a old web cam that takes an image every 5 minutes and uploads it to an FTP site (which I can access from an http url). I'm looking for a simple iOS 8 today view widget that I can point to ...
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Does Apple approve widget-only iOS apps?

Does anybody know if Apple will approve an app whose sole purpose is to provide one (or several) today widget(s)? Somehow I have a feeling that they won't, but the fact that keyboard-only (or crappy ...
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Unable to change the order of widgets in Yosemite Notification Center Today View

I tried clicking on Edit and then dragging the widgets around. I also tried doing so from the System Preferences Extensions pane. And either ways, I am successfully able to change the order in which ...
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Yahoo Widgets - crashing - clean uninstall

Anyone remember Konfabulator / Yahoo Widgets? Anyone still use it/ them? Well, I do… to track my IP, and put rotating pictures on my desktop. Pretty low-level stuff, but it's been part of my desktop ...
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Showing all reminders in iOS 8 widget

I love using the Reminders app for my todo list, and a big part of that is that you can just pull down the "Today" menu and see all your current todos, and check off any you've completed. But now on ...
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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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