Keeping Dashboard widgets on the desktop
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- This article or section is based on a forum post written by Andy C.
Enabling dev mode
Before you can move widgets to the Desktop, you need to enable dev mode by opening Terminal and typing:
defaults write com.apple.dashboard devmode YES
then press Return, logout and log back in again. (Alternatively, type "killall Dock" in Terminal to restart the Dock.)
Moving widgets to the desktop
To get a widget off of the Dashboard and onto your Desktop, follow these steps:
- Activate Dashboard by pressing F12 (or whatever key you've assigned to Dashboard)
- Begin dragging the widget
- Press F12 again, before letting go of the mouse button and drop the widget wherever you want
You can repeat this for as many widgets as you like.