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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Dashboard Development

Dashboard Development

The main face of your widget is the front side (your widget displays preferences on its back). This is the side users recognize and interact with the most.Follow these guidelines as you design your widget’s front side: The design of your widget should focus on immediately conveying its primary purpose. Make effective use of space.(…)

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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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Widget Manager

Widget Manager

Take control of your Dashboard Widgets. Widget Manager is the original, free preference pane that lets you manage Widgets in Mac OS X. With Widget Manager you can inspect, remove and disable any Dashboard Widget, including the default Apple Widgets. Widget Manager also shows you all the information you can’t easily get through Dashboard, such(…)

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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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TheDashboard

TheDashboard

This is the simplest way to find and download Mac OS X Dashboard Widgets right from your Desktop. ↓ Download

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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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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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OS X Dashboard In Ubuntu

Kuldgets is a small application that lets you run OS X Dashboard Widgets in Linux. Install Kludgets Grab the source: http://kludgets.googlecode.com/files/kludgets-0.9.1.linux.tar.gz Save it to your desktop and extract. (Right Click > Extract) Enter the extracted folder and double click on the ‘Kludgets’ runtime. You’ll now notice a little rocket in your notification tray. It’s from here(…)

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WidgetRunner

WidgetRunner

WidgetRunner lets you run Dashboard widgets on your desktop, rather than having to separately enter the Dashboard to view and manipulate them. Though there is an undocumented hack that allows you to run Widgets on the desktop, they always float above all other windows, which can be annoying. WidgetRunner allows you to specify whether each widget(…)

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