Enable the Dashboard in OS X El Capitan

Enable the Dashboard in OS X El Capitan

Simply navigate to System Preferences > Mission Control and where it says Dashboard, click on the drop-down menu and select As Space. This will give you back the Dashboard and you can access it by hitting the Dashboard key on your MacBook keyboard or Apple keyboard (F3). From there, you can select Dashboard at the(…)

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Dashboard Kickstart

Dashboard Kickstart

Dashboard KickStart is not a widget, it’s a System Preference. With Dashboard KickStart, you’ll always have the Dashboard ready to use the first time you want. Without it you’ll have to wait for a complete Dashboard start-up sequence as soon as you are ready to use it for a first time, making its quick accessibility(…)

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Preinstalled Dashboard Widgets

Preinstalled Dashboard Widgets

Your computer has several Dashboard widgets already installed. To view them, swipe right with three or four fingers. Or press the Dashboard key or F12 key (Fn-F12 on portable keyboards). Widget How to use it Business Choose a business name from the search field’s pop-up menu, or type a category (such as “pizza”), and view(…)

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Xcode Template

Xcode Template

Want to start developing Dashboard widgets now? Get started quickly and easily with the Dashboard Widget Xcode Template. To install the template, create a new folder called “Dashboard” in the /Library/Application Support/Apple/Developer Tools/Project Templates/ folder and drop the “Dashboard Widget” template there.The template includes all the basic components for new widgets (except a Default.png file)(…)

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Dashboard Hacks

Dashboard Hacks

A Dashboard Dilemma When you look at the Dashboard of the average Mac user, it’s likely empty and never used, or overwhelmingly full of sports-news feeds and sticky-notes. Sometimes you see festive Christmas lights as well! Surely, there must be more to the Dashboard than this. The dashboard was never meant for this! Well, hopefully(…)

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Install more Dashboard widgets

Install more Dashboard widgets

If the widget you need isn’t already on your computer, you can it. You must be connected to the Internet to install additional widgets. Important: As with any software you install on your computer, make sure you install widgets only from trusted sources. To open Dashboard, swipe right with three or four fingers. Or press the(…)

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xWidget

xWidget

xWidget is a free desktop customisation software that runs like a dashboard in Mac OS, including its graphical user interface. The application itself is simple, clean, lightweight and fast without taking up too much resources. Most importantly, you can customise your desktop with widgets and there are plenty of widgets that you can choose and add from its(…)

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Backup & Restore

Backup & Restore

There is no simple command or action that will allow you to backup your widgets, but it is still possible. Widgets, when installed, create files in the Library folder (which is hidden by default). Backing up widgets is really as easy as copying a bunch of files. The trick is to know which ones to copy. Before(…)

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Make Your Own Dashboard Widget

Make Your Own Dashboard Widget

That dashboard button is the route to an awesome desktop resource: custom widgets. One feature of OS X and Safari we are surprised gets little love is Web Clipping. When you just can’t find a widget or need to have quick access to information, web clipping can save the day. If you are unfamiliar, Safari(…)

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Move Dashboard Like Spaces

Move Dashboard Like Spaces

The Dashboard can be moved around now, just by clicking and dragging it to where you want to leave it. You can even move it to your secondary monitor on a dual monitor setup.

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