Download Dashboard Widgets For Mac

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Click this and the widget will flip over and settings will appear. Close Dashboard. If you wish to close Dashboard, press the esc button or click the desktop but not on a widget. The widgets will disappear and the desktop will be as bright as always. Download more widgets! There are many great places for downloading new widgets. Click this and the widget will flip over and settings will appear. Close Dashboard. If you wish to close Dashboard, press the esc button or click the desktop but not on a widget. The widgets will disappear and the desktop will be as bright as always. Download more widgets! There are many great places for downloading new widgets.

Written by Mårten Björk

Widgets are small mini-applications designed to perform tasks that we otherwise perform by visiting web pages. For instance, instead of opening Safari and going to a weather website, you can access the weather-widget with a single click of your mouse.

Widgets are not viewed the same way as regular applications. Instead, they are shown in Dashboard. When opening Dashboard, your screen fades a bit and the widgets zoom in across the screen.

Open Dashboard

In order to open Dashboard, just click it’s icon in the dock.

When you do so, Dashboard and the widgets will appear.

The widgets

What they are

Widgets are small applications used to perform smaller tasks or show data. Since they are programmed the same way as websites are it is easy for web developers to create widgets that display information from their websites.

Show/hide widgets

If you look at the lower left corner of Dashboard, you will see a plus button. If you click it, a bar containing all installed widgets will appear. From this bar, just drag the applications that you wish to use onto the Dashboard space.

If you wish to hide a widget, hold down the alt key and put the cursor over the widget. A button looking like a cross will appear in the widget’s upper left corner. Click it and the widget disappears. If you wish to use it again, just click the plus button in the lower left corner again.

Changing widget settings

Most widgets have some settings. When you put the cursor over a widget, a small i-symbol will appear somewhere on the widget (usually the lower right corner). Click this and the widget will flip over and settings will appear.

Close Dashboard

If you wish to close Dashboard, press the esc button or click the desktop but not on a widget. The widgets will disappear and the desktop will be as bright as always.

Download more widgets!

There are many great places for downloading new widgets. Here are some of them:

Install downloaded widgets

It’s silly really. Just click the download button at a web page that offers a widget. When the widget is downloaded, your Mac will simply ask you if you wish to install the widget or not.

Uninstall the widget

If you wish to uninstall a widget, open another widget called “Widgets”. From that one, you can delete others by pressing the minus next to their name.

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Cocktail

Can you mix an, um, Apple Martini? Kamikaze? Or Piper at the Gates of Dawn? The free Cocktail widget powered by 7.com lets you impress buddies with your mixologist skills. Just type the drink you have in mind. Cocktail’s database includes nearly 7,000 drink recipes. Click Feelin Thirsty? for a random selection.

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Countdown Plus

Steven Chaitoff’s simple Countdown Plus widget tells you how much time is remaining until a specified date, such as the newborn’s due date, your next vacation, your anniversary, or the day you’ll be paroled.

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Daily Dilbert Widget

If you work in an office environment, you’ll love this widget, which delivers Scott Adams’ cartoon strip to your Mac every day. The latest seven comic strips are promised at any given time.

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Daily Dilbert Widget

If you work in an office environment, you’ll love this widget, which delivers Scott Adams’ cartoon strip to your Mac every day. The latest seven comic strips are promised at any given time.

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Mac Tips and Tricks

Mac Tips and Tricks does what its name suggests − it’s a springboard to tips on all things Macintosh, from listening to music through multiple speakers via AirPlay to fine-tuning the volume on your computer. Check out the widget for other tricks.

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Movies

Want to know the flicks playing in the hood? Want to read a synopsis and view trailers to help you decide which to see? That’s just what Movies, a simple film fan widget from Apple, lets you do. Apple supplied the widget with OS X. It even lets you purchase tickets (via Fandango). It’s one of the widgets that has exhibited cranky behavior of late, so hopefully Apple will provide the, um, direction, it needs. In the meantime, anyone up for Hitchcock?

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Power Switch

Mac

Press (or rather click) this single button in the Dashboard to make something happen on your Mac. What that something is depends on what happens when you click the “i” to configure the widget. You can put the Mac to sleep, log out, restart, or shut down, all after that single click.

You can fine-tune these actions. For example, you can place check marks that will close all Finder windows, empty the trash, eject network volumes, and secure the system. You can have the computer announce all these actions out loud too.

By dragging the slider, you can delay the start before the behavior takes hold, between 0 and 7,000 seconds after you press the button. The button itself will pulsate leading up to the start of the actions you requested.

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Power Switch

Press (or rather click) this single button in the Dashboard to make something happen on your Mac. What that something is depends on what happens when you click the “i” to configure the widget. You can put the Mac to sleep, log out, restart, or shut down, all after that single click.

You can fine-tune these actions. For example, you can place check marks that will close all Finder windows, empty the trash, eject network volumes, and secure the system. You can have the computer announce all these actions out loud too.

By dragging the slider, you can delay the start before the behavior takes hold, between 0 and 7,000 seconds after you press the button. The button itself will pulsate leading up to the start of the actions you requested.

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Quote of the Day

“Silence may be as variously shaded as speech.” Edith Wharton said that. “A true friend is one soul in two bodies.” Aristotle said that. Start your day with the Quote of the Day widget for these and other pearls of wisdom and a photo or illustration of the person who said them.

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Starry Night Widget

Want to know what you’re looking at in the evening sky? This interactive planetarium widget can reveal the answers. Click the “i” and then the Time/Place tab to enter your current whereabouts or some other location.

If you place a check mark in the Now box (assuming that it’s not already checked), you’ll be able to identify the galactic objects in the immediate sky. But you can also enter another date or hour — well into the future or deep in the past — to see how space appeared or will appear at that time. You can also display star and planet labels, and constellations.

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Translate

If you need to quickly translate a word or phrase, the aptly named Translate widget provides a handy tool. You can translate words to or from English and Chinese (Simplified or Traditional), Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

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Translate

Download Dashboard Widgets Mac

If you need to quickly translate a word or phrase, the aptly named Translate widget provides a handy tool. You can translate words to or from English and Chinese (Simplified or Traditional), Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

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Word of the Day

Improve your vocabulary with this widget, which serves up daily definitions from Merriam-Webster.com, Dictionary.com, UrbanDictionary.com, or any of the other sources that developer Code Driven lets you pick from.