Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by tehaviator, Jan 16, 2007.
Dashboard is cool and all but I would like to place widgets on my desktop if possible
The answer to your question is yes, I don't remember the details but there is some kind of hack where you toggle some debug flag and it lets you have widgets outside of the dashboard.
I use a program called GeekTool to have some info on my desktop -- mainly uptime and tail syslog, console.log. But I don't really see the point of having widgets outside of the dashboard, I mean you're either going to hit F11 to view the desktop or F12 to view the dashboard, they seem equivalent to me. Unless you have multi-monitors set up and lots of available uncovered desktop space...
Bring up Dashboard. (F12 for me)
Hit the + at the bottom-left corner.
Click and drag the widget you want from the ones that appear at the bottom.
While still holding onto the widget, close Dashboard.
I have a MacBook. Dunno if it works with all Macs.
yeah but they stay on top
that didnt work.
did you try dragging the entire widget to the top of the screen? you have to click and drag a widget from the ones that appear at the bottom of the screen. but yeah, while on the desktop, they are always on top.
i don't know but it works for me.
i thought you needed to change some setting or something for that to work
I don't remember changing any settings or downloading anything to be able to do it.
You might have to change some settings cause the way I'm doing it, you can only have 1 widget out at a time.
There was an article in Macworld recently about it.
much better than using the terminal hack
It's nice, but you can only have 1 widget out at a time. Also, once you run Dashboard, the widget disappears from the desktop.
got it working, didnt time it right
yeah, i noticed this later on today.
what do you own a PC
dat shit aint fo macs, deal wid it!
terminal hack is the best way honestly...
if you have Onyx.. go into Parameters, then Dashboard, then click enable Developer mode, it allows you do drag as many widgets as you want onto the desktop, but again - they say ontop of other windows.
I really need to get my keyboard shortcuts down. I'm so used to using windows and basically ignoring the keyboard....
Thanks I'll leave it the way it is
This is why I still like using Konfabulator.
They are on the desktop and yet can be controlled to 'always on top' or not.
just in case someone was still looking to learn how: