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Adding and Removing Dashboard Widgets

Even though Mac OS X comes with a wide range of commonly used widgets, there is always room for more. Developers are continually creating new widgets, which you can download from the Internet and install onto your computer. If you no longer use a widget on the Dashboard, you can remove a pre-installed widget from the Widget bar or remove a widget you installed from your computer.

Install a Dashboard Widget

  • green1.jpg Press F12 to open Dashboard.
  • green2.jpg Click the Open (+) button in the lower left corner to display the Widget bar.
  • green3.jpg Click Manage Widgets.
  • green4.jpg Click More Widgets.
  • green5.jpg Browse the widget Web site to find the widget you want to download and install.
  • green6.jpg Click the widget’s Download button.

    The installer should automatically start. If it doesn’t, double-click the downloaded file. If the file is compressed, you need to uncompress it first.

  • green7.jpg Click Install.
  • green8.jpg Click Keep to keep the widget or click Delete if you decide not to keep it.
  • green9.jpg Click the Close button.

Remove a Dashboard Widget

  • green1.jpg Press F12 to open Dashboard.
  • green2.jpg Click the Open (+) button in the lower left corner to display the Widget bar.
  • green3.jpg Click Manage Widgets.
  • green4.jpg To remove (disable) a widget from the Widget bar, clear the check box next to the widget name you want to remove.
  • green5.jpg To remove a widget you installed, click the widget’s Remove (-) button, and then click OK.
  • green6.jpg To close a widget from the screen and remain in the Widget bar, click the Close (x) button.
  • green7.jpg Click the Close button.
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