Make Your Own Dashboard Widget

Make Your Own Dashboard Widget

One feature of MacOS/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 provides a neat little button that allows you to clip parts of web(…)

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DesktopWidget

DesktopWidget

Almost all Mac users know what a Dashboard widget is. It’s a simple and small HTML/WebKit based application bundled with some optional code plugins. That’s all in theory… DesktopWidget is a light and powerful Dashboard extension specially designed for either active widget users and developers. You can organize your widget collection and simulate almost every(…)

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Disable GateKeeper

Disable GateKeeper

If you downloaded a widget and was unable to open it because a window appeared telling you:  “App can’t be opened because it is from an unidentified developer”  then go to system preferences – security and privacy – under allow applications downloaded from – click on anywhere.

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Widgets On The Desktop

Dashboard is one of the cool features of Mac OS X (starting from Tiger). With a push of a single keyboard button, Mac users have access to many mini useful applications called widgets. Users can add or remove widgets to fit their personal preferences. There are already thousands widgets available today on Apple’s Dashboard download page, and who(…)

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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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Get quick info with Dashboard

Get quick info with Dashboard

Dashboard is a collection of small programs, called “widgets,” that let you quickly do a wide variety of tasks such as checking stock prices, finding local or global weather information, looking up words in the dictionary, and more. Dashboard comes with many widgets already installed. If you’re connected to the Internet, you can download additional(…)

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Allowing Third Party Install

Allowing Third Party Install

Some Mac OS X Dashboard Widgets are not signed by Apple and will not be able to be installed. If you trust the widget and know you want to install it, follow these steps to allow third party apps to install. Open “System Preferences” by clicking on the Apple icon and choosing that option. Select “Security & Privacy” from the “System(…)

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Gatekeeper Tips

Gatekeeper Tips

Fix the “App can’t be opened because it is from an unidentified developer” Error in Mac OS X Since OS X Mountain Lion, the Mac defaults to preventing applications from unidentified developers or sources from being launched. You’ll discover the message in OS X 10.8 when you try to launch a Mac app that didn’t come from a(…)

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Customize Dashboard widgets

Customize Dashboard widgets

Some widgets have Info (i) buttons that you can click to reveal custom settings. For example, in a Stickies note, you can change the font style or color of the note. To open Dashboard, swipe right with three or four fingers. Or press the Dashboard key or F12 key (Fn-F12 on portable keyboards). Move the(…)

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OS X Yosemite Dashboard Tips

OS X Yosemite Dashboard Tips

Dashboard is a collection of small programs, called “widgets,” that let you quickly do a wide variety of tasks such as checking stock prices, finding weather information, and more. Note:   You can also use widgets in Today view in Notification Center. For more information, see See your day at a glance. Turn on Dashboard Choose Apple menu >(…)

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